Location: Vancouver, Canada
Partners: Covenant House
Covenant House Vancouver opened its doors in September, 1997 with its mission to support young adults experiencing homelessness. The organisation helps homeless youth find housing, schooling, and work solutions. The services they provide include healthcare, educational support, skills training programs, substance abuse treatment and prevention programs, legal aid, mental health support, and much more. This is only achieved, however, through the generous aid of donors and the dedicated time of volunteers. In 2021, BGC donated over 10,000 KN95 masks to Covenant House Vancouver to help equip homeless youth with PPE during the pandemic. BGC also takes part in the annual Covenant House Sleep Out fundraiser. In November, BGC’s CEO and President, Steve Hedberg hosted a sleep-out with other building tenants on the rooftop of BGC’s Vancouver office. In support of Steve and Covenant House, BGC
raised over $30,000 through donation-matching and a raffle.