Power To Be began in 1998 with an idea: help people living with a disability or barrier access nature. The idea grew into a community, connecting participants to adventures and supporters to opportunities, collectively redefining our definition of ability.

Based in Victoria and Vancouver, we are a non-profit organization that believes everyone belongs in nature. We believe finances shouldn’t prevent anyone from accessing nature, and we work to remove cognitive, physical and social barriers to the outdoors, supporting participants to explore who they are and what they are capable of with the support of our staff, volunteers and each other.

Our Mission

We build community by removing barriers and inviting people to explore what’s possible in nature.

Our Vision

Everyone belongs in nature. Nature belongs in everyone.

Our Values

Community: We share experiences with others, build long-term connections and support collective learning.

Diversity & Inclusion: We strive to provide a sense of belonging for everyone, with equal access to opportunities and resources.

Nature: We respect the natural world and the positive role it plays in people’s growth, healing and wellbeing.

Imagination: We believe the pursuit of adventure, learning, and play will inspire people to discover limitless opportunities.

Service: We believe our work fosters authentic relationships rooted in trust, respect, and purpose.

Gratitude: We believe gratitude is at the heart of our ability to achieve our mission and to elevate the impact on our community.

Our Why

We believe nature can transform lives.

Our Strategic Plan

Check out our 2023 – 2025 Strategic Plan HERE!