Our Funders and Supporters
The NSDRC ASSOCIATION is grateful to our Funders:
|The BC Rehab Foundation|
|CIBC World Markets Children’s Foundation|
|CKNW Orphan’s Fund|
|The United Way of the Lower Mainland|
|Bestway Major Appliances||Black Bear Pub|
|Compunet Computer Group|
|Concept Painting||Davies Pharmacy|
|Deep Cove Lions||Euroset Plumbing and Heating|
|Fluor UW||Fraternal Order of Eagles|
|Home Depot Canada Foundation||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 Kiwanis Foundation|
|North Shore Optimist Club||Soroptomists of North and West Vancouver|
|Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities||Pan American Silver Corporation|
|RBC – Advisory on Disability||Royal 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|
|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.
In 1992, a past Board President, Bill Chambers, together with his wife, Lois, established an endowment fund in memory of their son, Robert. Robert lived in one of the North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association’s group homes for people with disabilities for many years. Robert Chambers died at the early age of 34. The Chamber’s Endowment fund was created to provide ongoing revenue for the activities of the Association.
In 2005, when the NSDRC Foundation was created, the first contribution was that of the Chambers Endowment fund. It is used to support the NSDRC Foundation’s activities and to preserve this legacy by providing an ongoing source of revenue in support of the Association. Interest from the Endowment Fund provides independent revenue to the NSDRC Foundation which can be used for a variety of priorities and purposes. For example, the fund is currently used to provide funding to support the Information & Advocacy and the Summer Bursary Programs.
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 NSDRC Foundation, 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.”