PeopleCharity Matters

Charity does so much for Canadians, from supporting those most in need, to preserving vulnerable ecosystems, to funding valuable research. But did you know that giving to charity with CHIMP can teach kids to become better athletes as well as model members of the community? That’s the goal of Play Better, a program that infuses […]

PeopleCharity Matters

In honour of International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight just a few of the many Vancouver women who are showing up and making positive change in their communities every day. Chandra Crawford runs Fast and Female, a nonprofit that seeks to inspire young female athletes to compete. The organization reaches out to young athletes […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Every now and then we discover individuals doing amazing things for charity (check out Maya Farrel’s story on how she swam across Lake Ontario). We discovered another amazing group performing a similar feat for a great cause. Gould Lake Outdoor Education staff in Kingston, Ontario are paddling from their hometown to Ottawa, in what they […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Earlier this summer, we saw this story of a young athlete’s attempt to swim 52 km across Lake Ontario for charity. When we discovered that the young philanthropist, Maya Farrell, is part of our Chimp community, we had to reach out and learn more about her remarkable experience. The inspiration behind the swim came from […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to share the story of LGBTQ activist and refugee, Danny Ramadan. His incredible journey from Syria to Vancouver is available in part one and part two of our On Purpose series. Although he faced challenges coming to Canada, his poignant story inspired many Canadians to address the issue […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Many see the act of jumping as just that – an action propelled by our feet to push us into the air. We may jump because of sport, exercise, or a good photo op. But for some, this action takes on a whole different meaning. The Jump for Joy Photography Project is a multifaceted art project […]

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PeopleCharity Matters

  When people get married, they usually expect to live a long life together. Couples seeking help from Vancouver’s A Wish to Wed Society know that they might not have a lot of time left. 13 years ago, Dave Bush was walking his dog Buddy in a park when he met Linda. Immediately smitten, he kept taking his dog […]