The Passion Project empowers individuals to realize they can create change with what they have. We focus our efforts on connecting passion to build on the strengths and meet the needs of our local community in Vancouver.
In 2011, The Passion Project found the support of the UBC CLI. Together with the CLI, we develop community partnerships and projects that bring together UBC students and community partners in mutually beneficial exchanges.
Reading Break 2012 connected 38 UBC students with 52 inner-city QA students in grade 6 and 7 in a mentorship capacity for the purpose of using creative mediums such as poetry, song, music, and photography to build literacy and empower youth to address the challenges they face in their communities in constructive ways.
As members of this unique space, The Passion Project has access to a unique and vibrant network of student groups on campus who are committed to creating the types of changes we need to see in our world today. The lounge serves as a space for meetings and events while also providing operational support via access to funding, office supplies and more.
Thank you for working with us to make change happen.
A Walk Down Memory Lane
When we began our journey in 2009, we set the stage for a series of passionate folks and financially supported a number of change-making organizations through proceeds from events. In no particular order:
BC Cancer Foundation
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Gaby Davis Foundation
Harlem Children’s Zone
Terry Fox Foundation
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Room to Read
Nairobi Greenline Initiative