Social Matters

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.

Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Lizz Moffat, with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, helps launch “High Fives for Health Care,” a five-week fundraising campaign to help spread cheer and inspire donations for the most urgent needs of their hospitals and health care centres.

High Fives for Health Care spreading gratitude and raising vital funds for B.C. health care

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation campaign spreads much-needed positivity and raises essential funds

  • Oct 19, 2020
Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Support of collaborative research vital to our future

Through strong partnerships, philanthropy is accelerating the fight against COVID-19 here in B.C.

  • Jun 1, 2020
Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

Groundbreaking clinical trial saves B.C. woman’s life

BC Cancer Foundation donors essential for current and future research

  • May 18, 2020
This is Herb (Nate) a five-year-old rescue from the Vancouver BC SPCA who now lives with in his forever home in Kelowna. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)

BC SPCA launches virtual fundraiser Locked-in For Love to support animals in need

The Locked-in For Love: Home Edition fundraiser takes place from May 13 to June 13

This is Herb (Nate) a five-year-old rescue from the Vancouver BC SPCA who now lives with in his forever home in Kelowna. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)
FILE – Countless residents turned up to Langley Memorial Hospital to cheer the nurses, health care workers, and first responders on a Sunday night in March. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

London Drugs launches cowbell fundraiser to help make noise for health-care workers

Net proceeds raised from cowbell purchases will go to provincial organizations

FILE – Countless residents turned up to Langley Memorial Hospital to cheer the nurses, health care workers, and first responders on a Sunday night in March. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results

Help change outcomes for patients with blood cancers like Morgan

  • May 4, 2020
Mother’s Day sweetened by daughter’s cancer-free results
Jean Up: get BC kids out of hospital and back into their jeans

Jean Up: get BC kids out of hospital and back into their jeans

BC Children’s Hospital takes 30th annual fundraiser all month long

  • May 1, 2020
Jean Up: get BC kids out of hospital and back into their jeans
Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Facing brain cancer with resilience

Facing brain cancer with resilience

Workout to Conquer Cancer celebrates what our bodies can do and supports BC Cancer Foundation

  • Mar 9, 2020
Facing brain cancer with resilience
Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!

Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!

Submit your 30-second selfie video before April 30!

  • Mar 2, 2020
Calling young innovators! #YIS2020 wants your big ideas for a better tomorrow!
How United Way helps local people tackle community issues

How United Way helps local people tackle community issues

From Period Promise to Hi Neighbour, opportunities are growing for citizens to get engaged

  • Mar 2, 2020
How United Way helps local people tackle community issues
View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

View Royal Firefighters Jake Haymes (left), Jon Swick, Riley Leach, Matt Hamilton, Drew Coleman (Climb 2020 Team Captain), and Joey Drolet climbed the wall in Vancouver in support of the BC Lung Association. (File contributed/BC Lung Association)
The 13th annual Pink Shirt Day took place on Feb. 25, with students and politicians gathering at the B.C. Parliament Buildings to say no to bullying. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

VIDEO: Province promotes ‘lifting each other up’ on 13th annual Pink Shirt Day

Students, MLAs, community members gathered at B.C. Parliament Buildings Wednesday

The 13th annual Pink Shirt Day took place on Feb. 25, with students and politicians gathering at the B.C. Parliament Buildings to say no to bullying. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Pink Shirt Day campaign urges Canadians to ‘Lift Each Other Up’
Pink Shirt Day campaign urges Canadians to ‘Lift Each Other Up’
IHOP’s National Pancake Day is set for March 12. (Contributed)

IHOP to host seventh annual National Pancake Day

IHOP will be offering free short-stack pancakes in support of BC Children’s Hospital on Tuesday

IHOP’s National Pancake Day is set for March 12. (Contributed)
Dr. Cynthia Chan, a family physician and non-smoker diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2014, is alive today because of cutting-edge, life-saving treatment innovations at BC Cancer.

Doctor facing lung cancer encourages community support

Lung cancer remains among the deadliest and most prevalent cancers in B.C.

  • Feb 24, 2020
Dr. Cynthia Chan, a family physician and non-smoker diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2014, is alive today because of cutting-edge, life-saving treatment innovations at BC Cancer.
Marking a significant increase in connections between neighbours, Clayton Heights residents organized a second annual Family Day pancake breakfast this week. Photo from 2019, JLS Photography.

Families build connections and community with United Way

Local initiatives take aim at social isolation

  • Feb 17, 2020
Marking a significant increase in connections between neighbours, Clayton Heights residents organized a second annual Family Day pancake breakfast this week. Photo from 2019, JLS Photography.
Coldest Night of the Year 2019 participants walk Marine Drive in White Rock. (Amira Loosemore photo)

Annual Coldest Night of the Year event returns to White Rock Feb. 22

Surrey events planned for Cloverdale and Whalley

  • Feb 8, 2020
Coldest Night of the Year 2019 participants walk Marine Drive in White Rock. (Amira Loosemore photo)
BC Woman Facing Advanced Breast Cancer Defying the Odds

BC Woman Facing Advanced Breast Cancer Defying the Odds

You can help BC can stay one step ahead of women’s cancers

  • Feb 3, 2020
BC Woman Facing Advanced Breast Cancer Defying the Odds