Shared Spaces – Big Impact
The SpencerCreo Centre is a hub providing office space and services to small charities working in Vancouver. Most charities have their own office and others have desks in open spaces. Phones, Internet, printers, copiers are provided. The costs are shared between the charities and the SpencerCreo Foundation.
The Centre is located at 500 – 610 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2V3.
DreamRider trains superheroes of environmental protection through the excitement of live theatre and digital media. They reach 50,000 kids a year through their educational theatre shows across the Lower Mainland and are scaling their digital classroom program, the Planet Protector Academy, across North America!
|Environmental Youth Alliance|
The Environmental Youth Alliance inspires young environmental leaders through unique nature experiences in urban spaces. Founded in 1989, EYA is the first and most well-established charity providing free environmental education opportunities for youth in Metro Vancouver.
|Growing Chefs! Chefs for Urban Agriculture|
Growing Chefs! strives to educate kids about healthy eating and healthy food systems. We aim to create lifelong healthy eaters and to inspire kids with the idea that they can grow their own food, even in the city. Our vision is a future with healthy kids making healthy food choices.
|Hives for Humanity|
Hives for Humanity engages socially and economically vulnerable populations facing barriers to stability, empowering community voices and leadership, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and beyond. We foster self-worth and community pride through skills sharing and experiential learning; we develop access to nature in the heart of the city by creating opportunities for connection to supportive community, through nature, bees and the culture of the hive.
|Justice for Girls|
Justice for Girls promotes health and well-being, social justice, equality, and freedom from violence for teenage girls who live in poverty.
|Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture|
Kickstart Disability Arts & Cultures supports and promotes artists who live with disabilities, to encourage and support artists to create and present authentic interpretations of the disability experience, and to provide opportunities for the development and advancement of artists with disabilities.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada envisions a world where psychedelics and marijuana are safely and legally available for beneficial uses, and where research is governed by rigorous scientific evaluation of their risks and benefits. MAPS Canada envisions global education based on science and cultural reintegration for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
|Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative|
Mom2Mom improves the lives of families isolated by poverty through strength-based relationships and by creating opportunities.
“When mothers thrive, children thrive.”
Nature United is the Canadian affiliate of the world’s largest conservation organization, TNC (The Nature Conservancy). Our vision is for a sustainable Canada where nature is the foundation of human well-being, prosperity and opportunity for future generations. We build diverse partnerships by unearthing shared environmental, social or economic values, and we transform our collective strength into solutions. Across all of our priorities, our work is underpinned by our commitment to two critical values: Advancing Reconciliation and Global Impact.
|ONE TO ONE Literacy Society|
ONE TO ONE is a unique children’s literacy program that provides one-to-one tutoring to children in elementary schools during regular school hours. Our trained volunteer tutors work with students who are identified by their teachers as needing a boost in their literacy skills.
|Overdose Prevention Society|
OPS was founded in 2016 due to an increase in overdoses in the Downtown Eastside. The OPS model has been used across Canada and internationally to show that overdose prevention can be set up and run by people who use drugs and will help save lives immediately. OPS sees up to 700 people daily and offers many services including access to safe supply, detox, drug testing, housing, wound care, jobs, food, advocacy and support in emergency situations.
|Red Fox Healthy Living Society|
Red Fox uses physical activity to empower Aboriginal and inner-city youth and children to build healthy, successful lives. We offer free, inclusive recreation, food and cultural programs for children and families, and recreation-based youth leadership programs that focus on practical experience and learning through action.
|Social Venture Partners Vancouver|
Through the model of Venture Philanthropy, SVP seeks to effect positive social change in our communities by investing time, money and professional expertise in innovative non-profits to build capacity and increase their impact, as well as encouraging individuals to be well-informed, effective, and engaged philanthropists.
|Women Transforming Cities|
Women Transforming Cities (WTC) is a Vancouver-based organization with a vision to live in cities where all self-identified women and girls, in all their diversity, have real social, economic, and political power. WTC achieves this through community engagement, research and outreach to promote and encourage inclusive policies and equitable representation. All work by the organization is delivered through a lens of gendered intersectionality, rooted in social justice.
|Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative|
Yo Bro Yo Girl helps young people between the ages of 12 and 18 avoid drugs and gangs, pursue education and set positive goals for the future. Our unique strength-based programs are offered from schools and learning centres across three School Districts.
500 – 610 Main Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 2V3
Contact: Carly O’Rourke
SpencerCreo Centre Manager