Meet our holiday giving partners!
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Renfrew-Collingwood Food Justice is a community development program that runs at Collingwood Neighbourhood House. We are a small team of IPOC newcomers, femmes, and community activists who push for equitable access to food through direct food distribution programs such as our Community Cares CSA and Community Fridge, as well as tackling systemic change in our food system through our work on municipal planning, cultural food assets, and Indigenous Food Sovereignty. We believe that food is a human right: Access to culturally appropriate, affordable, and nourishing foods are integral to community health and wellbeing. We use food as a tool through which we can talk about tough issues affecting our community such as belonging, isolation, anti-racism, and poverty reduction. We firmly believe that gathering around a meal with neighbours and loved ones can help to build community and belonging to support a healthy and thriving city.
We want to become leaders within The Hive. Pillars to help elevate our community and support its growth. We want to be pliable, flexible and ask good questions. We want to be great listeners, so we hear what our community wants, see what they are missing and provide enrichment through education and exercise.
The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS) was born in March of 2006 out of a recognized need to carry the Indigenous voice in the various meetings, conferences and discussions that have taken place within the food security movement. Through participation in the B.C. Food Systems Network Annual Gathering and strategic planning meetings, the WGIFS was created for the purpose of increasing awareness of the underlying issues, concerns and strategies impacting food security in Indigenous communities. The WGIFS seeks to apply culturally appropriate protocols and ancient ways of knowing through a consensus-based approach to critically analyzing issues, concerns and strategies as they relate to Indigenous food, land, culture, health, economics, and sustainability.
The WGIFS consists of members who provide input and leadership on ways to increase awareness and mobilize communities around the topic of Indigenous food sovereignty. The WGIFS strives to ensure Indigenous voices are carried from a strong and balanced representation and currently consists of participants from key communities and groups (listed below) in each of the major regions around the province of B.C. The working group is inclusive of non-Indigenous advocates from settler communities and promotes cross cultural participation that is representative and balanced based on geography, community group and cultures.
year-round Community Partners
These awesome community organizations are so valuable to our climbing community and our sport! We love giving back wherever possible and are proud to work with these folks. When you support The Hive, especially during special events, you’re also supporting at least one of the below organizations. Thanks to you, and them, for making life better together.
Van Queer Climbers supports LGBTQIA2S+ people to increase visibility and inclusion in climbing, reduce financial barriers that they are more likely to face, build community in a sport historically discriminatory against LBGTQIA2S+ people, and create positive change within local climbing facilities for that community. Van Queer Climbers envisions a future in which LGBTQIA2S+ people are included, represented, and overtly welcomed into all climbing spaces.
When we come together to climb we are holding space to be in our bodies, connect with breath and feel empowered.
BelayAll has become a vehicle for change through grassroots organizing and mutual aid efforts. At the local climbing gyms, BelayAll has advocated for equitable pricing for drop-ins and held meetups for identities beyond the norms to model community care, de-centre white and cis-males in those spaces, undo toxicity and open doors for climbing to be used differently and meet different needs.
Colour the Trails is a collective of BIPoC and LGBTQ2S+ adventure seekers. We are the radical YES people. We are the visionaries, the intersectional environmentalists, the world shakers, and community builders.
We advocate for inclusive representation in outdoor spaces, working with brand partners, businesses, and organizations to break barriers and create accessibility. We subsidize outdoor adventures, create diverse content, and are actively working with our allies to create the change we want to see in the world.
The goal of this organization is to train youth to be future contributing leaders in our community. A registered charity offering programs to youth at risk and families in need at no cost to the participants, climb and conquer is funded entirely by the community.
The Hive proudly offers a charitable rate for C&C, and also supports through fundraisers like the TNT summer series.
CAS BC is exclusively dedicated to climbers and their access issues. Through community support, they supply new route gear, retro-fit existing routes, build trails and attend stakeholder meetings to ensure your favourite crag, cliff or mountain is accessible. Support your outdoor climbing areas, become a member today!
The Hive proudly supports CASBC through a variety of events and fundraisers.
NSR performs approximately 130 search & rescue operations annually, with some operations lasting multiple days. Members participate in different support or rescue categories, depending on individual skills and participation levels.
The Hive proudly supports NSR through TNT and other fundraising initiatives.