This website and all of the activities that are profiled here would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors. Their ongoing support makes it possible for Pearson Residents to have a voice.
Vancouver Coastal Health SMART Fund
The SMART Fund’s focus is to promote health and wellness and encourage marginalized and vulnerable members of the community to play an active role in their own health.
Begun in 1997, this innovative program supports and funds non-profit agencies in the Vancouver Coastal Health geographic region to develop projects that empower communities to better identify and manage their own health needs.
By focusing on wellness, the SMART Fund helps community programs provide services and support before health issues become serious. Research has demonstrated that health promotion and illness prevention go hand-in-hand to reduce unnecessary use of acute care services, and to increase the health status of communities.
The SMART Fund recognizes that communities are the experts at identifying their health needs and finding their own solutions. By investing in community-based and community-directed programs, SMART ensures that projects reach their populations effectively.
Disability Alliance of BC (formerly the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities)
For over 30 years, the Disability Alliance of BC (DABC) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. The name was changed in 2014 from the BCCPD. Our mission is to support people, regardless of their disability, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in society.
We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.
Community and Residents Mentors Association (CARMA)
CARMA is a program of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities that was inspired by the experience of people with disabilities who left care facilities and established their lives in the community