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Success Story: Sunshine

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Success Story: Sunshine

Sunshine Dickinson is graduating this year with the best marks ever and she couldn’t have done so without the little urban one room school house that’s Kiwassa Alternative Program. Dickinson story is an inspiring one. The naturally gifted artistic student started off in Athena Arts program but struggled with severe depression and anxiety and in the Spring of her Grade 10 year, needed to be hospitalized. After spending two months in the hospital, she tried to get back into the loop, but found it difficult to balance some significant family challenges with her academic work. She decided to...

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FairTradeWorks fundraising event

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Events, From The Blog | 0 comments

FairTradeWorks fundraising event

On April 7, 2014, FairTradeWorks quarterly Ladies Construction Night celebration, ‘Fresh Starts’ was held in benefit of STAND Foundation, with all proceeds going to the local charity. $12250 was raised with $10,000 donated by Recruiting Social.

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Success Story: Brianna

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Success Story: Brianna

Brianna Polos is on her way. She’s enrolled at Capilano University and studying for her legal administrative certificate where she has been added to the Dean’s list for her high marks. She says her favourite course is corporate procedures, which Polos is hoping will come in handy if she gets her dream job of working for a firm downtown. While she studies legal procedures during the week, on weekends, evenings and days off, Polos is hard at work making ends meet at Canadian Tire where she holds down a part-time job. Juggling school and work is a challenge for Polos who hopes to, one day,...

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Public Relations Class from Kwantlen Polytechnic University raises $14,000 for STAND at Growth Gala

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Events, From The Blog | 0 comments

Public Relations Class from Kwantlen Polytechnic University raises $14,000 for STAND at Growth Gala

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Success Story: Caroline

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Success Stories | 0 comments

Success Story: Caroline

The STAND Foundation is proud to offer support to many exemplary students that show determination, courage and strength in the face of adversity; Caroline McDonald is one of those students.  At nine years old Caroline was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, also known as bone cancer.  Just one year after her diagnosis, Caroline had to undergo surgery to amputate her left leg above the knee; this caused her to miss a year of school and fall behind the other students.  But this didn’t deter Caroline from her education, “it was difficult at first to try to readjust back into a regular...

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