Giving Tuesday December 1st, 2020

“The only time you should look down on someone is when you’re helping them get back up.” Destiny Newton said this last year at our gala, and explained how Dan’s Legacy gave her a new start in life with shelter, food, clothing, support and counselling. Raised in a family of addicts, Destiny says she struggled […]

Chefs in the House presented by Pacific Restaurant Supply

Every Thursday from October 8 to November 5, Zoom in to the “Chefs in the House presented by Pacific Restaurant Supply” virtual fundraiser, and learn the secrets of gourmet cooking from the pros! All funds raised go towards Dan’s Legacy’s counselling and life- skills programs for youth at risk in Metro Vancouver. Join chefs Bruce […]

SurreyCares Community Foundation grants $75,000 to Dan’s Legacy

SurreyCares Community Foundation grants $75,000 to Dan’s Legacy to support COVID-19 Mental Health Counselling for At-risk Youth  July 10, 2020 SurreyCares Community Foundation today announced that it will provide $75,000 to Dan’s Legacy to support the addition of a trauma-informed therapist to its team in order to meet the increased demand for mental health support […]

TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Provides $18,000 Grant to Dan’s Legacy

MAY 12, 2020 The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation recently provided a grant of $18,000 to Dan’s Legacy to support the charity’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The funds will go towards Dan’s Legacy’s trauma and culturally informed counselling programs for at-risk youth in Metro Vancouver. “The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation has been a […]

Mental Health Week – The Story of “Jacob”

“Jacob”, (23) is half Indigenous and born into a family with a history of alcoholism. As a child he was unaware of his Indigenous heritage but when it was revealed, he became the victim of racist bullying in elementary school. “Jacob” also experienced many other forms of trauma in childhood which led to anxiety, depression, […]

Mental Health Week – The Story of “Denne”

“Denne” (22) has had an eventful few years, some good, but many bad. After years of trauma as a child in foster care, they ended up homeless, couch surfing and into party mode. When “Denne” came out as Queer, they immediately lost whatever family ties and former friends they had had. Dan’s Legacy connected “Denne” […]

Mental Health Week – The Story of “Ron”

“Ron” (21) grew up bouncing back and forth between foster care and living with an aunt. When he first started counselling sessions with Dan’s Legacy he exhibited dangerous behaviour such as hard drug use, suicide ideation, and dissociative episodes that were sometimes criminal. But after six months of therapy he is well into the trauma […]

Mental Health Week – The Story of “Stacey”

“Stacey” (22) was raised by a single mom; her father left when she was five, but her parents’ violent relationship had already imprinted on her. From her teens to young adulthood she went from dysfunctional relationship to another. She is now single and raising a toddler. Over the past year she worked hard with Dan’s […]

Thank You To Our Volunteers!

April 19 – 25, 2020 is National Volunteer Week and we at Dan’s Legacy would like to take this opportunity to recognize all our volunteers who share their time and talents with us and remind them of how outstanding they really are. Dan’s Legacy relies on the continued commitment of volunteers to help us provide […]

Dan’s Legacy and Laid-off Chefs Create Meals from Surplus Food to Feed Those In Need

March 22, 2020 A group of philanthropically minded local chefs, most of whom have been temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 restaurant closures, are working with Dan’s Legacy to transform surplus food into delicious soups and meals for those in need in the community. Chefs TJ Conwi and Bruce Nollert from Ono Vancouver, Chef Warren […]