Envision Financial

#SimpleGenerosity

Celebrating community leadership for Canada 150


In support of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Envision Financial is celebrating community leadership across British Columbia by recognizing local volunteers, non-profit organizations and charities that are making meaningful contributions in our communities.

From our Volunteer Awards to our Community Grants, we are partnering with inspiring individuals and organizations and we are making our communities stronger together. We like to think of it as simple generosity.

 

Volunteer Awards

We’re selecting 52 volunteers and empowering them to make a $1,500 donation, courtesy of First West Credit Union, to the non-profit of their choice.

Community Grants

We're giving out a $50,000 grant to one organization to further a community-focused project, program or initiative.

 

The stories behind #SimpleGenerosity

Behind every dollar awarded there is a story of inspiration and generosity. We’re proud to share these stories – stories of your community – with you.

 

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Mission resident, Dan Williams is donating his $1,500 award to KidSport Mission. Dan has been volunteering with the Mission Minor Baseball Association for over 20 years and held the position of president for the organization for over 16 years. He has dedicated countless hours towards the association and ensuring that children aged 4-18 are able to play for the love of the game. Dan was instrumental in creating a Challenger League in Mission – a league for children with learning disabilities to allow them to feel included and part of a team like their peers. Dan eats, sleeps and breathes baseball and fun for all kids in the community.

 

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Congratulation to Just Breathe - winner of our $50,000 SimpleGenerosity community grant! Just Breathe is a fund created by youth actress Kaitlyn Bernard, which supports Camp Goodtimes from the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. & Yukon Division. We’ve been SO inspired by Kaitlyn’s story—a Grade 11 student, she was inspired to create Just Breathe after starting as a child with terminal cancer in the film ‘The Healer’ and donated almost all her earnings from the film to the cause. The $50,000 will support the expansion of the Youth Council which facilitates positive peer-to-peer connections, enable the Year-Round Family Support Program to organize and fund additional events, and fund additional summer camp spots and travel assistance for kids and families.

 

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Langley resident, Rob Ross is donating his $1,500 award to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. With over 40 years of volunteering, Rob is the longest standing volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. He has been matched as a Big Brother for 12 children over the years and has always made sure his Little Brothers and their families felt supported. Through Rob’s consistent individual attention, many Little Brothers were deterred from pursuing at-risk behaviours that may have lead to committing crime later in life. Rob has served as a member of the board as well President and his commitment to the organization and helping youth is inspiring.

 

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The volunteers at Sardis Doorway for Mother & Children are donating their $1,500 award towards their society to support the much needed services they provide. There are over 60 dedicated volunteers that serve every week at Sardis Doorway in Chilliwack – a support program for single mothers with young children who live in very stressful situations and under the effects of abuse, addictions, mental or physical illness, or lack of education and opportunity. Many of the volunteers have been volunteering at the Doorway for over 20 years! Their pride and commitment to the program is incredible and they truly make sure everyone feels cared for.

 

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Victor Smith is donating his $1,500 award to Hope Communities in Bloom. For the past 11 years, Victor’s gone above and beyond for Hope Communities in Bloom – picking up garbage, removing graffiti, and a doing a number of other activities to beautify the Hope community. Victor also takes a lead in organizing the Canada Day Classic Car Show and Chainsaw Carving competition in Hope—both events attract thousands of visitors. Through his volunteer efforts, Victor has helped to instill a great sense of community pride for local residents.

 

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Paul Belhumeur and his colleagues with Re/Max 2000 Realty are donating their $1,500 award to the Surrey Food Bank. Every second month, Paul and his team take a full day out of their busy lives, roll up their sleeves and get to work at the Surrey Food Bank sorting food and serving on the front line. Always enthusiastic when interacting with clients, their positive energy is infectious! This rock star team started volunteering in 2013, and donates about 240 hours every year—they know it’s important to do what they can to help those less fortunate in our community.

 

 

Thank you for inspiring us!

 

Thank you to our partner in #SimpleGenerosity.