Kiwanis club of vancouver

The Kiwanis Club of Vancouver is dedicated to serving the local community through various service and fundraising initiatives. Our club has been serving our community since 1919 and our members come from all walks of life, united by the tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship. We are part of Kiwanis International, an organization serving children throughout the world.

Kiwanis Clubs dot the globe, making sure children have what they need to be secure and successful in any community. Kiwanis members know the needs in their communities and work to address local needs in partnership with residents, community agencies, businesses, government, and NGOs.

 

$100M

USD Raised Annually

Kiwanians raise funding to support local communities, families and projects.

150,000

Service Projects

Kiwanians across the world devote more than six million hours of service each year.

100+

Years of History

Kiwanis is an international service club with 600,000 members in more than 80 nations.

Children

Service to children is a primary focus in Kiwanis. Our Club has built playgrounds and health clinics, funded scholarships and shelters, sponsored youth leadership and literacy programs, and much, much more. We also provide grants to community foundations such as hospital foundations.

Seniors

Our Club stewards the operation and governance of four seniors housing apartment buildings across Vancouver. These buildings provide below-market housing for over 200 senior citizens in independently living (ie, non-care facilities) situations.

Business

With our membership composed mainly (not exclusively) of professionals and business owners, our Club has actively been involved in Vancouver’s economic development. Some organizations established in Vancouver by our Club include the Department of Commerce and Business Administration at UBC, and the Better Business Bureau.

Music

In 1960, our Club assumed sponsorship of the B.C. Music Competition Festival (est. 1923, now VKMF Society). We have since supported the festival which is dedicated to the encouragement, instruction and celebration of young musicians. Every year more than 7,000 students participate in the festival.

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With your help we have made over $500,000 this year! Your Volunteer shift at Aunt Leah’s Trees helped ensure that foster children have support after they turn 19 and to provide housing for moms in need. Thank you for taking action and making a difference in your community.
— Hope Rayson, Aunt Leah's Place
As the dust settles from yesterday, I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you so much for supporting IHOP’s annual National Pancake Day. With your help, thousands of pancakes were served and thousands of dollars were raised for BC’s kids. We are so grateful for your service. This amazing day would not have been such a great success without you!
— Melissa Swindells, BC Children's Hospital Foundation
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