As leaders of a social impact organization, we are constantly inspired by the incredible work of our staff and volunteers and the passion and commitment of our partners and supporters. We truly have the best community. Thank you!
We continue to prioritize our mission of building community by removing barriers and inviting people to explore what’s possible in nature. We remain committed to our vision of creating a world where everyone can experience the transformative power of the great outdoors. Everyone belongs in nature, and nature belongs in everyone.
Through our partnerships with more than 60 organizations in 2022, we offered a wide range of accessible and inclusive activities to over 1,800 program participants, from hiking and kayaking to camping and rock climbing. Furthermore, we have been able to expand our reach provincially with regional services and support of the social profit sector with national impact. This year, we spent hundreds of hours collaborating with community partners including BC Parks, Spinal Cord Injury BC, and BC Children’s Hospital, growing our impact and providing the support needed to experience nature and move the inclusion movement forward.
We, Dana and Jason, are excited to be the new Co-CEOs of Power To Be, having transitioned from our senior leadership roles in the organization. This year also saw Tim Cormode move to role of Founder. Rahul Ray took over as Board Chair with Owen Matthews completing his full term. We are grateful for Tim and Owen’s tremendous work over the years and for what they have made possible for the future. Two more notable accomplishments this year: the grand opening of our new inclusive home at Prospect Lake in Victoria, as well as being the recipient of an EcoStar Award for Innovation in building design. With an environmental lens, we intentionally chose every element of the design, consulting with our community to ensure their needs are met and our site is a welcoming and inclusive space.
None of this is possible without the generous support of our donors and partners. Your contributions allow us to not only continue our work, but to expand and improve upon it. As we reflect on the past year, we are grateful for the progress we have made, and we also recognize that there is still important work to do. With your continued support, we are confident that entering our 25th year in 2023, we will broaden our inclusive reach and continue to change lives.
Thank you for your commitment to Power To Be. We look forward to continuing this journey together.
Dana Hutchings, Co-CEO
Jason Cole, Co-CEO
Rahul Ray, Board Chair