2014-17 Funders


Our generous funders include the Lee Clan Charity, Vancouver Foundation, the Ismaili Walk 2015-16 and Coast Capital Savings, among others.


Lee Clan Charity


Blue Wave Foundation was generously gifted to the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division in 2013 by the Lee family, who remain annual supporters of our work. To learn more about Janice Lee and her family, and Blue Wave’s history, visit our About Blue Wave page.








Vancouver Foundation is supporting our efforts to increase connection and resiliency among BC youth, by granting $45,054 over two years to support the 2015 and 2016 Living Life to the Full for Youth courses. This generous grant will enable us to train new young adult facilitators and deliver the course to 100s of BC youth.

With over 1,600 funds and assets totaling $930 million, Vancouver Foundation is Canada’s largest community foundation. Each year, Vancouver Foundation and its donors make more than 5,300 grants, totaling approximately $50 million to registered charities across Canada. Since it was founded in 1943, Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with its donors, has distributed more than $1 billion to thousands of community projects and programs. Grant recipients range from social services to medical research groups, to organizations devoted to arts and culture, the environment, education, children and families, disability supports for employment, youth issues and animal welfare.

Find out more about Vancouver Foundation



ISMAILI WALK 2015-2016

We are excited to share that the Ismaili Council for BC has chosen to partner with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division, for the Ismaili Walk 2015 & 2016.

The walk will raise awareness and funds for mental health in British Columbia, with support directed to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s ‘Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre’ capital campaign, and through the Foundation, to the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division’s “Living Life to the Full for Youth” program.

Date of this year’s walk:    Sunday September 20, 2015

So get your walking shoes on and come and join us on the day! Every step you take will be raising money to support the mental health of young people in BC.

Visit the website to register or donate: http://vghfoundation.ca/ismaili-walk


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In November 2014 Coast Capital Savings gave $29,475 to support the 2015 Living Life to the Full for Youth courses. Coast Capital Savings, through their Young Leaders Community Councils, provides grants up to $30,000 each to organizations with mandates that align with the credit union’s community promise to build a richer future for youth in their communities. The promise is based on four guiding areas of focus: education; family and social connections; financial well-being; and health.

In 2014, Coast Capital provided 122 grants for a total of $1,500,075. A total of 168,095 youth will be helped as a result of this investment. Coast Capital Savings annually invests seven per cent of pre-tax profits in charitable programs and local initiatives to help strengthen the communities that they serve. This amounted to $5.7 million in 2014, for a total of nearly $56 million since 2000.

Discover more about Coast Capital Savings


Face the World Foundation


Since 1991, Face the World Foundation has been providing funding to non-profit organizations that aim to affect lives in a direct and meaningful way. Particular focus is given to programs offered throughout the Greater Vancouver area which provide critical support to children and adults of all ages; from food-security, stable housing, recovery programs to student bursaries. For the next three years the Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary will be sponsored by Face the World Foundation in honour of Glenn McPherson. Kathleen, Glenn’s wife, has these words to share about Glenn:

“In our family Glenn got the day going! If there was a job to be done or people in need, Glenn was always the go to person. While we watched him tirelessly give 110 percent to others it was heartbreaking to watch him not take care of himself, especially as he would have been the first to acknowledge this unhealthy characteristic in others, and would encourage them to do better. Henceforth, Face The World Foundation is naming these bursaries after him in the hope that others will receive the support they need to become healthy. Through these bursaries for young people, Glenn leaves behind a legacy that his own four children can recognize.”

Glenn was an extraordinary father, a passionate and loving husband for over thirty years, and an extremely dedicated board member of Face The World Foundation since the very inception of the charity. On December 19, 2012 we lost our beloved Glenn to suicide… May his beautiful memory live on forever.”

Learn more about Face the World Foundation




Kiwanis Club of Vancouver is a volunteer-driven service club dedicated to bettering the lives of children and youth across the city. By providing young people with opportunities to build self-confidence as well as develop teamwork and leadership abilities, they are helped to become the leaders of tomorrow. They have been serving the children of Vancouver for over 90 years. You can learn more about them here: http://kiwanisvancouver.ca/


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KidzFirst Canada’s after-school program enables youth to overcome barriers in their lives and to empower their future by providing them with the tools for social awareness, inclusion and expression; through the arts, healthy living activities and community enrichment projects. Their vision is that all youth can have the confidence to build and influence positive leadership in their communities and beyond. Find out more here: http://kidzfirstcanada.org/


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The Hamber Foundation have contributed to Blue Wave for the second year running, and this year they will be supporting our Living Life to the Full for Youth course. Since 1965 they have given over $12 million to projects across BC. Learn more about the Hamber Foundation.