NST has a desire to give back to its local community.
NST has long focused much of our community involvement on assisting vulnerable children and families in the lower mainland. This year, we have chosen in addition to include some other groups with which our lawyers and staff have strong connections. To that end, we are pleased to provide support to the following charities:
NST has been a long-time supporter of KidSafe. One of the firm’s partners, James C. MacInnis, Q.C. is on the board and has been engaged with this charity for several years. This year poses a particular challenge to this important local charity. KidSafe’s mission has always been to provide nurturing, safe havens for vulnerable kids when schools are traditionally closed. While this has previously referred to spring, summer and winter break, they are currently operating programs that had not been anticipated pre-COVID-19 and will continue to be needed for quite some time. KidSafe is providing essential support to nearly 500 children and their families through on-site programs as well as food pantries and home deliveries of much-needed groceries and hygiene products. Please take a look at KidSafe’s initiatives and donate to help support vulnerable children in our community and their families. https://www.kidsafe.ca/
Our firm has participated in the Adopt-A-School program for many years, directly supporting Gladstone Elementary’ s breakfast program and providing groceries for families at that school, as well as supporting the David Brankin breakfast program. In 2021, NST also donated $10,000 to support Killarney Secondary to help provide groceries and other supplies for their students. Partner Murray A. Clemens, Q.C., FCIArb, has had the opportunity to visit schools and meet the kids involved in the program, which allowed us to see how the kids flourish. The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society was established in 1981, as the newspaper’s in-house charity with a mandate to raise funds through telling stories, in order to help needy children throughout the province. Since 2011, when the Fund created the Adopt-a-School program, they have granted more than $5.6 million to hundreds of schools and community groups across B.C., which in turn are providing more than a million meals, as well as basic necessities such as clothes, shoes and other essentials for students in need. Every penny donated is spent on grants. No administration or other costs are deducted from donations. http://vansunkidsfund.ca/