The Vancouver Canadians and RBC Bank are pleased to announce the 2023 RBC We Care Wednesdays, a community spotlight campaign that will highlight the efforts, impact, and achievements of 10 local charities through public awareness, a ticket fundraiser and in-stadium events that showcase each charity at Nat Bailey Stadium.
During each RBC We Care Wednesday, fans at the ballpark will be introduced to one of the following 10 charities:
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon | April 12th, 2023
Each year, up to 2,000 families from across British Columbia and the Yukon travel to Vancouver in search of life-saving treatment for their critically ill children. Ronald McDonald House® BC and Yukon offers a home away from home, a community of support, and a restful space for families to heal better together. RMH BC & Yukon operates a modern and welcoming 73 room facility steps from BC Children’s Hospital and a Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital. For more information visit www.rmhbc.ca
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation | April 26th, 2023
A Canadian non-profit registered charity that works with communities to raise funds for essentials including life-saving equipment, research into childhood diseases, a wide range of medical staff and community child health education programs.
Learn More: https://www.bcchf.ca/
United Way British Columbia | May 10th, 2023
United Way supports healthy, caring and inclusive communities by strengthening vital connections that support people in need. Representing the six regions of Central and Northern Vancouver Island, East Kootenay, Lower Mainland, Southern Interior, Thompson Nicola Cariboo, and Trail and District, our organization serves a population of more than 4 million people, with a focus on kids and youth, seniors, poverty, mental health and food security.
Learn More: www.uwbc.ca
Crisis Centre of BC | May 31st, 2023
The Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals, organizations, and communities. We answer 1800SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) and 310Mental Health Support (310-6789) phone lines, provide chat support through YouthinBC.com and CrisisCentreChat.ca, offer training in crisis intervention and suicide prevention, and support people bereaved by suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, we are here to help.
A Loving Spoonful | June 14th, 2023
A Loving Spoonful is a local organization that provides free, nutritious meals to individuals and families living with HIV and co-existing illnesses in Metro Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Every week, all year round since 1989, our volunteers deliver frozen meals and groceries to individuals and families who are HIV+ and have barriers to food security. A Loving Spoonful is about food, love, hope and compassion.
YWCA | July 26th, 2023
Our vision is to create a equitable world for women, families and allies. As we advance gender equity alongside women, families, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people through advocacy and integrated services that help support personal, collective and economic wellbeing.
PLEA Community Services Society of BC | August 9th, 2023
Through unique services tailored to individual strengths and needs, PLEA helps children, youth, adults, and families who face significant challenges to lead fulfilling lives within their communities. Our focus ranges from preventive – helping vulnerable children and youth make good choices under challenging circumstances – to intensive – providing specialized residential services to youth, and adults who are unable to live on their own. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to have a good life and that everyone counts.
MOSAIC | August 23rd, 2023
MOSAIC is a community leader committed to the economic, social and cultural development of newcomers to Canada, by delivering programs, services, community building and advocacy. Since 1976, MOSAIC has supported newcomers and individuals with diverse backgrounds in building their new lives in Canada at multiple locations throughout British Columbia. Together we advance an inclusive and thriving Canada.
Family Services of Greater Vancouver | August 30th, 2023
FSGV is a non-profit working to support and empower individuals, families, and communities. We offer programs and services designed to help people develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create positive change in their lives. Our staff – including experienced counsellors and support workers – operate from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens to meet people where they are and get them where they want to be.