Create New Possibilities

At Power To Be, we encourage participants to push beyond their own expectations and explore adventures in nature they never thought attainable. Whether hiking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, or camping, our participants continue to show us that, when we remove barriers, anything is possible.

Your donation changes lives.


of our programs are subsidized


programs were offered in 2022


participant visits in 2022

Our programs are year-round. Your support can be too.

The adventure doesn’t end with one program: we provide programs for children, youth and adults all year round. It’s with your continued support these programs are possible through the changing seasons. Click the button to learn more about our monthly donor tree.

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Other ways to donate


Give in memory

Donate once or monthly in honour of a loved one. Add their name to your donation to be recognized and remembered.


Leave a legacy

Make an impact for years to come. We can work with you to design a legacy gift that recognizes your lasting contribution.


Corporate Giving

From employee giving and employer matching programs, we can work with you to make Power To Be your charity of choice.

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Power To Be believes that everyone belongs in nature and removes barriers to create access to the outdoors. Read more about the valuable skills and experience that participants gain in our programs.

Participant Spotlight: Brittany

Brittany has been a participant with Power To Be in Vancouver for five years, and in that time, describes having experiences that created incredible, incomparable life impacts, for Brittany and for others. Brittany says, “Power To Be has helped me to gain confidence and work more to help my community,” and shares about giving back by intentionally building community and offering support.

Read Brittany's Story

Participant Spotlight: Chris

Chris got his start with Power To Be as he was looking for something to get him moving and into the outdoors. Whether it’s a day out kayaking at Whey-ah-Wichen, or a hike through one of the North Shore’s many parks, you can be sure a day with Chris will provide many smiles and laughs from his amazing sense of humour, and his incredible energy that fills any space with a sense of positivity and joy!

Read Chris' Story

Participant Spotlight: Amber

So far Amber has been on programs that include adaptive skiing at Mt Washington, Surfing at Tofino, a couple of overnight camps at Sydney Island and Prospect lake, various kayak and canoe programs, TrailRider programs, and some nature emersion, too. Amber says that she loves the way that Power To Be invites her to try new things and to be out in nature as much as she can.

Read Amber's story

Participant Spotlight: Arnold

The reason Arnold was initially interested in joining Power To Be is rather inspirational: he wants to try everything once. For example, kayaking was never on his radar (as Arnold is afraid of deep water), but after trying kayaking with Power To Be he ended up loving it! His point and message are this: “It’s really important to try something before you decide whether you like it or not.”

Read Arnold's Story

Wilderness School Alumni Spotlight: Eva

Thanks to Power To Be's collaboration with the Ted Rogers Foundation, Eva Yang received a $10,000 scholarship. Eva went on to graduate from our Wilderness School in 2020, where she wanted to seek discomfort and try new activities. The scholarship is sending Eva on many new wild ventures and we couldn't be more proud.

Read Eva's Story

Who your money helps.

Our programs support people in our local communities. Whether an individual is living with a financial, physical, cognitive or social barrier, we’re here to help them access nature and explore their limitless abilities.

Where your money goes.

We believe in full transparency, which means you know where your every dollar goes. Less than eight per cent of our funding goes to general administration. For every dollar invested in fundraising, we give back $3.37 to support our programs and empower our participants to access nature.