Project Backpack Blog

Our 16th Annual PBP Poster

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Posted on Nov 19, 2021

Our poster is a true community effort.  The artwork for each of the 16 PBP posters was created by an at-risk youth, either a homeless youth or an HYC bursary recipient.  The posters include the names of participating schools/businesses, financial supporters & youth shelters, & are displayed proudly in each of these venues during the…

Cara Sinclair awarded BC Medal of Good Citizenship

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Posted on Nov 15, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Cara Sinclair, founder of Project Backpack and HELP Youth Canada, was awarded the BC Medal of Good Citizenship in June of 2021. The B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship celebrates British Columbians who have acted in a particularly generous, kind or selfless manner for the common good without expectation of…

Our Project Backpack Video

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Posted on Nov 14, 2021

Created for us by Ryan Kenny, a Whistler based videographer. Now in its 16th year, Project Backpack is a community-service campaign whose mission is to help the hundreds of homeless youth in Vancouver. It offers a way for students to help those less fortunate by stuffing donated backpacks with essential living items which are then…

Fall 2019 Newsletter

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Posted on Oct 29, 2021

H.E.L.P. Youth Update – By the numbers HELP/Project Backpack continues to grow thanks to the continued support from our generous supporters To date, we have assisted 21 at-risk youth fulfill their dreams of pursuing an education at the following schools: UBC, BCIT, Langara College, Vancouver Community College, Douglas College, Vancouver School of Bodywork & Massage,…