Kanata Cares

Here at Kanata we believe in helping our community in the best ways we can. Every year we send forward donations of blankets to those in need. Currently, we are supporting the following organizations in Vancouver, BC.

 

Wish Drop-In Centre Society

WISH Logo

WISH Drop-In Centre Society provides support to women who work in the street-based sex trade—60 percent of whom are homeless, and half of whom are Indigenous all live in poverty.

In the face of this trauma, women who are often denied both their basic needs, as well as a sense of dignity and self-worth can take advantage of the wide range of services and support that WISH offers.  Women  can come to our nightly Drop-In Centre 365 days per year, and find a safe place to rest, have a hot meal, shower and connect with community. We check the safety of women working on the streets, and offer harm reduction supplies, through our Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van which drives across the city every night.  Women also have access to far-reaching opportunities designed to enable longer-term support, such as our Learning Centre, Supportive Employment Program and Music Therapy Program.

Women in the WISH community—while they face incredible challenges— are resilient, intelligent and strong. They survive, create and care for each other in a society that routinely denies them a voice and discounts their humanity. 

In a place of compassion and trust and without judgement—a place where all women are valued—sex workers can begin to make healthier, more positive choices to enhance the quality of their lives. WISH is such a place. 

For more information about WISH, click here. 

 

Supporting Our Healthcare Workers During The COVID-19 Pandemic

In June 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kanata wanted to show our thanks for our hard working healthcare workers. Much of the donations given to healthcare workers in British Columbia included Vancouver General Hospital and Vancouver Coastal Health. The Fraser Valley was often over looked, as their communities were smaller and further from the large cities. Kanata donated 500 of our Thank You Velura's to those working on the front line. We wanted to provide comfort and a thoughtful gift to those who have given so much to our communities. 

 

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s primary purpose is to raise funds and awareness to further the improvement of health care in the facilities and programs operated, funded or endorsed by the Fraser Health Authority within the Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District through providing the best medical equipment, programs and facilities, to better serve  the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.

The Foundation provides funding to supplement monies available from the government for the benefit of health care services within Fraser East of the Fraser Health Authority. This area is also known as the Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District include: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.

  • Abbotsford Regional Hospital (Acute)
  • Chilliwack General Hospital (Acute)
  • Mission Memorial Hospital (Acute)
  • Fraser Canyon Hospital (Acute)
  • Agassiz Community Health Centre (Primary)
  • Agassiz Community Health Centre
  • Mission Community Health Centre
  • Residential care facilities run by Fraser Health
  • Home Health
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health

For more information about the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, click here.

 

How Can You Help?

If you, or your business would like to help Kanata make our community a better place, send us an email: info@kanatablanket.com