Mar 1
COVID-19 Updates at Strive
Strive is aware of the risk of COVID-19 and is taking heightened precautions to prevent the spread of this virus, while protecting our employees, service recipients, and the community. We wish to acknowledge and to extend sincere gratitude for the loyalty, commitment, and strength demonstrated by all Strive employees, volunteers, home share providers, foster parents, and our Board during this time. We also wish to extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those who have been negatively impacted and/or lost a loved one to this virus. Strive and its teams are doing their best to adapt services, provide support, and keep…
Mar 1
Meeting Space Available for Short-term Rentals in Burnaby
1 Mar, 2022. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Strive’s Head Office has a stunning space available for meetings, get-togethers, training events, and seminars! The Tonnar Brace room, named after Strive’s founder, is available for short-term rentals and is over 1,700 Sq./Ft. The room has excellent natural light from two directions, a small updated kitchen, a snack vending machine, and an ample supply of tables and chairs. The Tonnar Brace room is located in Burnaby at our Head Office, near BCIT and the Grand Villa Casino, right across from the Delta Hotel. There are plenty of restaurants located nearby: Personas, Starbucks, and Atlas Steak + Fish (just to name a few directly…
Jan 4
Strive Centre Vancouver Awarded a Grant for 2019
4 Jan, 2019. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
We have some excellent news to report at the start of this new year. Strive Centre Vancouver's Music Program has been awarded a grant in the amount of $3300! This financial support will allow the Centre to maintain current music therapy programming level of 2 hours per week. Heartfelt thanks to Music Heals Canada for supporting us for the 2nd consecutive year! This program invites all abilities and levels to explore the therapeutic value of music. Increased memory, cognitive benefits, and stress reduction are all associated with music therapy. Community connection is increased through musical exploration with others. Check out…
Dec 14
Bud’s Story, an Assisted Living Tenant
14 Dec, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Bud has been an Assisted Living tenant with Strive for five out of ten years since he experienced a spinal cord injury. During his recovery process, professionals told him he would not be able to complete daily tasks the same as before. This information lead to feelings of depression for eight years and weight gain. Bud lost the weight over the last two years and would like to inspire others in a similar situation.   During his recovery shortly after injury, professionals told Bud he should not expect to improve or make progress. After learning this information, Bud lost hope…
Dec 12
A Home Share Contractor Wins $1000 from our AIL Referral Program
12 Dec, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
Congratulations Elizabeth Bauden, lucky winner of $1000 from our Assisted Independent Living (AIL) Referral Program in 2018! The AIL Department very much appreciates the contractors who have taken the time to refer their friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours to our program. Contractors receive a $25 bonus when they refer someone to the AIL program and they successfully apply. If the referee completes their application and a client is successfully placed in the home, the contractor receives a $300 bonus. For every contractor who refers someone that completes their application and successfully has a client placed in their home, we enter…
Nov 15
Freedom and Liberty’s 10 Year Anniversary
15 Nov, 2018. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Alisha Lundgren-Drinkwater
A million thanks to the following individuals/organizations who contributed to the success of both Liberty and Freedom’s recent 10 year anniversaries parties.  Prizes from Amorosa Restaurant, Landmark New West, Landmark Guildford Centre, Guildford Mall, Zenny MacDonell, Arthur Lee, Anna Ha, Strive Living for gift certificates Grand Central Consignment in New West who treated us to an afternoon tea/shopping event to help us prepare for this special night. Blanche McDonald students (Josie West and Irene Chin) who donated their time in beautifying both Liberty tenants and staff. Raj Sushil who contributed to our champagne toasts. Our lovely volunteers for the nights:…