Our History

The Kiwanis Club of Vancouver received its charter in 1919 to function primarily in service and goodwill. Since its inception, the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver has raised funds for the handicapped, aged, and needy, and sponsored other civic, cultural and social activities.

With a century of service in Vancouver, the Club has a rich history of contribution to addressing the needs of the people as the city has developed. Some organizations brought to Vancouver by the Club include Better Business Bureau (BBB), Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers, and Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at UBC (now the Sauder School of Business).

The Club’s membership, composed mostly of professionals and business owners, has been an active part of Vancouver’s transformation from an industrial, resource-rich seaport to the international city it is today.