H.E.L.P. Accomplishments

  • Project Backpack has been selected to receive a grant from Canada Post Community Foundation.  We thank the Canada Post Community Foundation for believing in our mission;   this grant will allow us to continue to educate the community about Vancouver’s homeless youth issue while assisting street youth to survive on the street.
  • Catch up on all our activities in the Fall 2018 Newsletter.
  • Read our  Summer 2017 newsletter
  • H.E.L.P. is honoured to announce it has partnered with National Bank Private Banking to help youth end the cycle of poverty through education. See news release here.
  • We recently received the following notes from two of our scholarship recipients:

“This sponsorship is financing not only my career but also my freedom in life. My education has set me apart from many others who have come from the street. I have been given the opportunity to do something great. Thank you for supporting me in pursuing this. Thank you again.”
-Engineering Student

“Without the help and funding from Aunt Leah’s & HELP for Street Youth I would not of been able to go to college and I would have been homeless. But now I have a  career and an awesome life to look forward to. Seriously couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you so much.”
-Pipefitting Student

  • Past/Current bursary recipients:  Dental Assistant, Engineer, Pipefitter, Nursing and Massage Therapy.
  • H.E.L.P. partnered with BCNU for their May 19, 2016 Western Nurses Rally. See article here.
  • Listen to HE.L.P.’s first bursary recipient, a graduate of Vancouver Community College, talk about her journey. Watch this video.
  • H.E.L.P. partnered with the Frames Film Project to produce a Public Service Announcement.  Click here to see the film “A Dream of a Better Future”.
  • Project Backpack – our seminal project began in 2007.  To date, over 2500 backpacks have been filled and distributed to homeless youth in Vancouver.

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