Our Mission To improve access to extracurricular opportunities for youth in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON.


A valuable education extends beyond the classroom. We believe in the importance of improving access to extracurricular activities for youth, especially for youth from low-income families or those who are new to Canada.
— Jan Lim, Co-Executive Director

 

Our Initiatives Previously focused on fundraising for fantastic charities in Vancouver, BC, we are now launching a series of new initiatives in Toronto, ON.

 
Two of our students who are new to Canada from Syria!

Two of our students who are new to Canada from Syria!

English as a Second Language Workshops for New Canadians Language is one of the most significant barriers to achieving quality of life as a new Canadian. Currently, Starts With One Toronto’s Team offers free, high-quality, English as a second language training workshops for youth and adults.

Our curriculum focuses on:

Elementary School Aged Youth Storybook writing and handwriting.

High-School Aged Youth Essay writing and grammar.

Adults Communication skills (email writing, resume building, conversational English).

To register today, please contact us!

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Kulsuma afkae (LEft) and Jan Lim (Right) working on a community outreach plan!

Kulsuma afkae (LEft) and Jan Lim (Right) working on a community outreach plan!

Community Outreach Services As a non-profit ourselves, we understand how difficult it can be to find the time and resources to optimize community outreach marketing plans and execution. We offer free marketing and outreach services for local non-profits who offer extracurricular activities for youth.

Our services are:

  • Marketing Plan Design

  • Postering

  • Community Outreach Visits

And more!

If you are a non-profit organization interested in receiving help from us today, please contact us!

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Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
— Anthony J. D'Angelo

Our Impact  Starts With One has raised over $20 000 to combat local child poverty since 2014. 

 

Starts With One is currently focused upon the development of innovative programs with families and educators in Vancouver and Toronto. Read about our past fundraisers above, as well as our new initiatives below.

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Our Vision A community where all children can grow in the equitable environment they deserve. 

At Starts With One, we believe that equitable education is the foundation to the achievement of our better society.

2015 child poverty bc Report CArd // First Call Advocacy Group British Columbia