Funding will equip PEACE Counsellors at the North Shore Crisis Services Society (“NSCSS”) with the resources required to support youth experiencing violence on the North Shore.
North Vancouver, British Columbia, June 8 – TELUS Friendly Future Foundation®, through the TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board, has donated $5,000 to contribute towards PEACE Program effort in supporting youth experiencing violence on the North Shore, while providing education to schools to empower students, spread awareness, and provide tools to building healthy relationships.
Laura Reynolds, Executive Director of NSCSS says, “We are thrilled to receive this generous grant which was provided in honour of Charmaine Crooks and her retirement from the TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board. The PEACE program is generously funded by the Province of BC however NSCSS actively fundraises each year to provide additional program hours to meet the demand for service here on the North Shore. This generous donation will help us provide those additional hours that are greatly needed for youth who have experienced violence.”
“We’ve heard from our charity partners about the challenges youth in their community are facing,” says Shanan Spencer-Brown, Executive Director of TELUS Friendly Future Foundation. “We are honoured to be able to support the North Shore Crisis Services Society, with a donation of $5,000 from the TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board. We are so appreciative of the work the North Shore Crisis Services Society is doing in their community, supporting anti-violence efforts dedicated to empowering and educating youth.”
For more information on North Shore Crisis Services Society, please visit nscss.net, and for more information on TELUS Friendly Future Foundation visit friendlyfuture.com.
About the North Shore Crisis Services Society
Founded in 1979, the North Shore Crisis Services Society is a registered not-for-profit charity. Our mission is to promote a secure and abuse-free environment for women and children. To achieve this, we offer the PEACE Program with youth, Outreach services for women escaping violence, Homeless Prevention Program, and Clothing Programs via Good Stuff Connections. We also operate the emergency shelters and housing programs (SAGE House, Janet’s Place 2nd Stage, and Hope’s Place 2nd Stage) on the North Shore.
About TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
Founded in 2018, TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is a Canadian registered charity that believes all youth, regardless of circumstance, deserve an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. That is why we’re committed to helping connect youth to a world of opportunities. By funding over 500 charities each year that provide education and health programs, many enabled by technology. TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is helping more than 2 million youth in communities across Canada succeed in school and other areas of their life. In 2021 alone, we provided more than $8.7 million in grants to charities across the country. To learn more, visit friendlyfuture.com.
For more information about NSCSS, please contact Sandra Lee, Communications & Development Manager at 604 307 1329, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for NSCSS is provided by the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia. NSCSS gratefully acknowledges the support of the District of West Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, alongside individual and group donations.