Our Funders and Supporters
NSDRC applauds our funders, sponsors and supporters- together we’re building a community for all!
Thank You to our 2015 Benefit Concert Partners:
|The Georgia Straight|
|Omni Diversity TV|
|North Shore News|
We are grateful to our Government Funders:
|The Province of British Columbia|
|The District of North Vancouver|
|The City of North Vancouver|
|The District of West Vancouver|
Thank you to our Business and Community Partners:
|The United Way of the Lower Mainland|
|Variety The Children’s Charity|
|CIBC World Markets Children’s Foundation|
|CKNW Orphan’s Fund|
And Thanks to All our supporters and partners:
|Bestway Major Appliances||Black Bear Pub|
|Canadian Progress Club||Compunet Computer Group|
|Concept Painting||Davies Pharmacy|
|Deep Cove Lions||Euroset Plumbing and Heating|
|Fluor UW||Fraternal Order of Eagles|
|Mt Pleasant Starship Bingo||Hamer-Jackson’s Prudential Sussex Realty|
|Kiwanis Club of Evergreen||Kiwanis Club of West Vancouver|
|Lynn Valley Insurance||Lynn Valley Lions Club|
|North Shore Community Foundation||North Shore Credit Union|
|North Shore Optimist Club||Soroptomists of North and West Vancouver|
|Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities||Pan American Silver Corporation|
|RBC – Advisory on Disability||oyal Canadian Legion Br. 114|
|Royal Canadian Legion Br. 118||Service Canada|
|Shoppers Drug Mart #291||Southbridge Investments|
|St Agnes Anglican Church||Telus Employee Donation Program|
|The Royal Canadian Legion of Lynn Valley||Vancouver Renfrew Lions Club|
|Royal Canadian Legion Br. 118||West Coast Lawns|
Chambers Memorial Fund
The North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC) is a non-profit organization that provides support and assistance to over 200 people with disabilities and their families on the North Shore. The NSDRC was founded by a group of interested parents, professionals and supporters who came together with a common interest to form the organization in 1975. Their vision was to address the residential and social needs of people with physical disabilities living on the North Shore.
One of our past presidents and a man with great vision, Bill Chambers, together with his wife, Lois, in the mid-1980’s established an endowment fund in memory of their son, Robert. Robert lived in one of the NSDRC’s adult group homes for people with disabilities and had a clear vision of the life he wanted to live: He wanted to be free to make his own choices and live as independently as possible. Robert Chambers died at the early age of 34. Bill and Lois Chambers established the Robert Chambers Memorial Endowment Fund in 1992.
As the NSDRC continues to work for an inclusive and accessible community on the North Shore, we know that we must put aside money to serve the interests of people with disabilities for the long term. The Chambers Memorial Endowment Fund was created for this purpose. It will provide a permanent income for our Association.
Interest from the Endowment Fund provides independent revenue to the NSDRC which can be used for a variety of priorities and purposes. For example, the Association may designate revenue from the Fund to special projects, or to sustain programs provided through fundraising such as our Information Services program, Summer Program and Vacation Fund.
Since the capital in this Fund will be held in perpetuity by the VanCity Community Foundation and only the interest earned will be spent by the Association, we are assured long term income to support our activities in the coming years and to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.
Contributions to the Chambers Memorial Endowment Fund create a legacy for the future of people with disabilities on the North Shore by enabling the NSDRC to pursue its mission of “Working for a community for all.”