We would like to recognize our Corporate Sponsors.
Thank you to those who have given us the support to watch this initiative grow and develop.
Redekop Kroeker Development Inc. is a progressive real estate development company in British Columbia. Its real estate activities include the development of residential condominiums for sale and or rental. The company’s team has over 50 years of experience collectively in real estate development in British Columbia. Enriched by its time honoured housing development methods, Redekop Kroeker has been providing quality and enduring value to homeowners for many years, earning a reputation for superb workmanship in British Columbia.
The Commerce Community Program at UBC seeks to give back to the community, grow and develop community-minded citizens and bring light to social issues. This is achieved by educating students, collaboratively constructing viable solutions that can be implemented and sustained and fundraising and building long term relationships with various charities. Events include Urban Dash, 5 Days for the Homeless and the Murder Mysteries musical.
Working in Africa, Asia, and the Americas in such countries as Ethiopia, India, Afghanistan and the Philippines, HOPE International undertakes and supports people-oriented projects. These projects empower people and communities in need. Many focus on the provision of clean and safe water, sustainable living, primary health and sanitation, and the environment. Projects are accomplished with the help of volunteers and the skills of the local people overseas, combined with the charity of people who care.
The Palabora Foundation was created in 1986 by Palabora Mining Company (Palabora). The Foundation helps communities to become self-reliant. In particular, they provide business linkages and advice to emerging businesses, facilitate tourism promotion initiatives to grown tourism, assist provincial government to implement education and skills training programmes and minimize the impact of HIV and AIDS in the community. They work with communities within 50 kilometres of Phalaborwa, a town in Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Please Mum is a trendy, boutique-style children’s wear retailer based in Vancouver, Canada. They create high-quality, high-value clothing that is affordable and easy care. Clothing reflects contemporary fashion trends and has rough and tumble, kid-friendly features that make it colorful as a beach ball and tough as a rope swing. In addition to the Arc Initiative, Please Mum has partnered with World Vision, generating over half a million dollars to supply schools, education and housing, in some of Africa’s poorest nations.
Salem’s is more than a craft store; Salem’s provides a traditional cultural shopping experience with contemporary, creative designs. Every piece holds an Ethiopian story, weaving together the people who make the crafts with the tradition of cotton spinning, basket weaving or embroidery, the religious significance of each regional cross, the tribal importance of beaded jewelry or the pure cotton scarves. Salem’s Design is living history, telling the stories of Ethiopia as it courageously battled wars, bonded religions and empowered its people through artwork.
The Sauder School of Business is one of the world’s leading academic business schools providing a global business perspective at a dynamic crossroads of the international marketplace. Dedicated to rigorous and relevant teaching, programs generate business leaders who drive change and shape industries and organizations around the world. Sauder is committed to being an international leader in the creation and application of business knowledge, and to promoting lifelong success for our students and alumni.
The CUS is the student body representing students in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Sauder School of Business with the mission of ‘enhancing the value of the Bachelor of Commerce degree while cultivating the personal, professional and academic success of students’. It creates opportunities for Sauder students to network and learn more about business through conferences, social events and experiences like the Arc Initiative. It is one of the strongest and most sophisticated student societies in Canada.
Youth Impact Ethiopia is an indigenous, faith-based organization with the goal of alleviating some of the problems the youth face in Ethiopia today and to enable them to become God-fearing, responsible leaders who determine the destiny of their nation. The Youth Impact ministry mainly focuses on underprivileged youth, who have very little opportunity and who lack positive influences in life. To date, 100 young people have gone through the mentorship program in addition operating three homes for orphans and street youth.