Megson FitzPatrick has worked with many organizations both big and small to help improve lives in our Community. Below are a few of our primary community partners whom we have worked with for an extensive amount of time and support through corporate donations or through staff fund raising. These are excellent organizations that truly make a difference in our community.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Its mission is to find a cure for T1D and its complications through the support of research, and to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease.
Power To Be
Power To Be reaches youth and families in need of support to discover their limitless abilities through nature-based programs. Celebrating 15 years of community impact, Power To Be is making a difference on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland through its two program streams, Adaptive Recreation and the Wilderness School.
Adaptive Recreation offers inclusive adventure-based recreation activities for people living with a barrier or disability. Using an ability-centered perspective and the benefits of nature, the program strengthens people’s connections with themselves, their communities and their surroundings.
The Wilderness School fosters social development and life skills through outdoor adventure and education for youth that could benefit from positive and healthy outdoor-adventure programs, which they might not otherwise have opportunity to engage in.
Cool Aid Society
The Victoria Cool Aid Society has been building homes, lives and community in the Capital Region since 1968, through a wide range of programs including supportive housing, community health and dental services, emergency shelter, mental health and employment services, and the Downtown Community Centre. Cool Aid focuses its services for adults who are homeless or in need of help, and provides assistance to over 10,000 individuals every year. The Society’s primary mission is, in partnership with others, to end homelessness in Greater Victoria by 2018, while improving client quality of life.
BC Cancer Foundation
The BC Cancer Foundation is the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province. They enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.
The BC Cancer Agency is the provincial organization responsible for cancer control on behalf of all BC residents. It is a broad and diverse community of health professionals and specialists based in five regional centres across the province. In a single year, Agency staff will guide more than 24,000 British Columbians through their cancer experience – from prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, patient support and counseling, to rehabilitation or end-of-life-care.
Community Living Victoria
Community Living Victoria supports people with developmental disabilities together with their families, support networks and the community by promoting full citizenship.
As the largest non-profit community living service provider on Vancouver Island, Community Living Victoria provides a range of support services to children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Family Support program provides support and advocacy services in various environments, including schools and family homes which are guided by the needs of each individual and family.
Our work is guided by our values, experience and history and draws from strong roots in the community. Community Living Victoria recognizes the rights of everyone to have a full range of life choices, including access to education, affordable and appropriate housing, leisure options, gainful employment and participation in the community. A healthy community encourages the involvement of everyone.
Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is a registered charity whose purpose is to raise funds to support the health and well-being of children and youth in need on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. We own and operate Jeneece Place and the Sooke and West Shore Child, Youth, & Family Centres, and we support organizations all over the islands that run programs to benefit children and youth. Our roots go back to 1922, and we were formerly known as the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children.