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Staff Spotlight: Pāora

Pāora Tangira truly has a way with words, and with people. Pāora joined the Power To Be team in 2016 and has made his mark at Prospect Lake and within the organization. Pāora is incredibly calm and compassionate with participants, and ALWAYS takes the time to be sure they are comfortable (physically and mentally) before beginning a program.
Purpose

Seeding Educational Dreams with Rogers Communications

The Ted Rogers Scholarships have benefitted nearly 1,800 across Canada, helping to remove financial barriers to post-secondary education and helping youth achieve their highest potential. By working closely with youth service providers across Canada to make sure that the program is as accessible and as barrier free as possible, Rogers has created a successful program with broad impact.  
Programs

Wilderness School and the Western Screech Owl Box Project

At the end of fall 2021, youth from the Wilderness School were offered an opportunity to work alongside a Power To Be volunteer, to help track the habitat and lifecycles of the Western Screech owl. Being able to be a part of and contribute to important ecological work such as this is a beautiful way in which we can honour the lands and waters we are so fortunate to dwell on.
Insights

Power To Be’s Quarterly Impact Report – Q4 2021

As we wrapped up 2021, we were thrilled to engage with our community in new ways and share rich stories of the impact of Power To Be. Check out the final quarterly impact report of 2021 as we reflect on the year, and share stories about our community, our initiatives, and our impact.
Purpose

Partnering for Purpose

Power To Be's initiatives are guided by the philosophy and approaches we carry in moving our purpose and vision forward. By working with partners, we are able to build up our team, our participants and our community collectively.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Alex

Known for his keenness, friendly energy, and versatility, Alex is praised for contributing to the success of some of our biggest fundraising projects this year. As a placement volunteer with our Advancement department, Alex has been hands on from day one with a “bring it on” kind of attitude!
Pathway To Possibility

Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

This year, to get into the holiday spirit, Power To Be staff put a new spin on “Giving Tuesday” and participated in our very own “Give Back Tuesday”, which was a chance to partner with local non-profits and provide volunteer support. In Vancouver, our team partnered up with our friends from Backpack Buddies, while on the Victoria side, our staff team partnered with Soap For Hope Canada.
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Participant Spotlight: Tim

Tim says that Power To Be reduces the risk so he doesn’t have to second guess what’s going on which allows him to feel a sense of security. He also loves the company during Power To Be programs, fellow participants talk about what is going on around him and he always feels connected to his surroundings.
Practice

Program Outcome: Physical Activity

Whether we are paddling, exploring, climbing, stretching or simply getting the wiggles out, participation in Power To Be’s programs often involves moving our bodies in some way! Our physical activity outcome in our Theory of Change seeks to support individuals with increasing their access to physical activity.
Pathway To Possibility

Inclusion at Power To Be: The Whatever Program

Our goal with Power To Be is to create that space for our participants, where they feel safe, can be their authentic self, and they feel nurtured and appreciated, going beyond just being accepted and supported. West Van Youth staff and Power To Be collaborated to design and create a unique program that met the needs of the youth, while emphasizing themes of inclusion and empowerment so youth would feel more comfortable accessing outdoor spaces.