January 5, 2021

Red Cross Canada and Government of Canada support 2020 Programs

Vancouver, British Columbia - The Vancouver Basketball Foundation™ has wrapped up the 2020 DiscoverU: Growth By Design project. Workshops and programs were delivered to 160+ youth over the summer and fall in a variety of spaces both indoor and outdoor as well as digitally.  

DiscoverU programs focus on fitness and mental wellness while providing youth a safe space, physical and social interaction and emotional support. We address subjects such as stress, anxiety, racism, career planning, mindfulness, meditation and empowerment.

COVID-19 has presented many obstacles, but through the support of the Canadian Red Cross, The Vancouver Basketball Foundation™ has been agile and pivoted around every change and challenge. In many ways it has inspired us to be more creative and allowed us to connect deeper with the youth and their families in our community.

We want to thank the Canadian Red Cross for awarding us this grant and enabling us to support so many kids and families in such a difficult year. The Red Cross has funded more than 900 projects across Canada and continues to support individuals, families and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more on how the Canadian Red Cross is helping across Canada: