Charity Partners

The Under Armour Eastside 10K is proud to work with key charity partners that support our community.

Urban Native Youth Association

Our Mission: Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices. Our Vision: Empowered Indigenous youth leading and inspiring all Nations.

UNYA’s focus since its inception in 1988 has been to provide meaningful opportunities for Indigenous youth (Aboriginal, Metis, Inuit, First Nations, Status, Non-Status) in the urban setting. Our goal is to be a safe place for Indigenous youth to come and find out about programs and services at UNYA and in the broader community. UNYA strives to support Indigenous youth by providing a diverse continuum of advocacy, preventative and support services that respond to their immediate and long-term needs. Today, UNYA delivers 20+ programs, with 175+ volunteers, 100 staff, and more than 300 community partners.

PHS Community Services Society

PHS Community Services Society (PHS) is an innovative and well-established non-profit organization located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community. The organization provides housing, healthcare, harm reduction and health promotion for some of the most marginalized people in Vancouver and Victoria.

PHS are North American pioneers in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. They operate more than 1,500 units of supportive housing with ‘wraparound’ support services, also providing consumption sites for drug users, and community programming that includes a medical clinic, affordable dentistry and a credit union branch.

KidSport BC

The KidSport concept was launched in 1993 by board and staff at Sport BC as a way to help address the challenges faced by many families when registering their children in organized sport.

From a modest start in that first year, KidSport has become a national entity with 11 provincial/territorial chapters and over 160 community-based chapters that provide financial support to help cover the cost of sport registration fees for families in need.

Here in BC, KidSport issues over $1.3 million in grants to fund sport for more than 4200 kids annually #SoALLKidsCanPlay!

Visit kidsport.ca/british-columbia to learn more.

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

The mission of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside. DEWC operates a low-barrier drop-in centre and emergency night shelter, offering safe, women-only space, meals and basic essentials, as well as a continuum of care that nurtures and empowers members towards long-term change.

DEWC sees over 500 women every single day, providing refuge from conditions of poverty and violence, hot, nutritious meals, toiletries and clothing, phone and computer access, as well as specialized support including advocacy, victim services, HIV case management, and housing assistance. In a severely marginalized community, DEWC provides a place where women can come as they are, find resources, support, and sisterhood, and build personal capacity so as to bridge the gap from survival to self-sufficiency

How you can help

Fundraising / Pledging our Eastside Charities

  1. Make a top-up donation. You can donate directly to our partner charities during registration.
  2. Start online fundraising with your registration for the event. Personalize your Pledge Page, select your preferred charity, and send it around to family and friends! Simply Sign in to your account, once registered, select Menu, edit your page, then share it via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Click here for assistance in setting up your page.
  3. Pledge a Participant or Team

Fundraise your way to amazing prizes!

Our Top 3 Fundraisers will receive an Under Armour gift card:

  • 1st: $350
  • 2nd: $250
  • 3rd: $150