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Make a Difference in a Child's Life 

natasha_reaching_upBy supporting Reach you are helping to make a difference in the lives of children and youth with special needs and their families, now and into the future. Your gift helps to make programs, services, resources and support more accessible, empowering families and communities. We appreciate your continued support.

To make a donation fill out the secure online donation form, or download a donation form and mail it in to Reach at #3 3800 72nd St. Delta B.C. V4K 3N2

For more information contact Kristin Bibbs, Fundraising Manager at 604-946-6622 ext. 367 or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it    

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building_for_children_together_campaign_website_icon.jpgResearch shows that 15% of children have special needs, and that one in every 88 children has autism. Many of those children aren't getting the support they need. That's why we are raising $5.6 million to build a new community based centre in Ladner that will be larger and more accessible to families and youth, enabling more children to get the services that will help reduce the symptoms of autism and increase positive outcomes. But we need your help. Make a donation to the "Building for Children Together" campaign and help children with special needs be part of the community, not apart from the community. Visit our campaign page at  for more information, or contact  Renie D'Aquila, Executive Director at 604-946-6622 ext.301 or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  For information on giving levels and naming opportunities, donor information packages or media kit, contact:  Kristin at 604-946-6622 ext. 367 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  



Other Reach funded projects: 

If you would like your donation to go to a specific area outside of the Building for Children Together campaign, please contact the Reach Funding Development office at 604-946-6622 ext.367 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The following projects are funded or partially funded through generous public and private donations:


 the Teen Social Saturdays Group for youth ages 9 to 16 with special needs who are currently on waitlists and are not receiving any other services.


for parents or caregivers with children who have FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), or Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions.


provides play therapy helping children through stressful events and circumstances.  


features books on a variety of topics related to child development, chosen by our child development experts for their timeliness, readability, and quality


speech, occupational and physiotherapy




 We express sincere gratitude to all the businesses, individuals and volunteers who supported us to build a brighter future for children with special needs on April 25th. We are thrilled to report that we are half-way mark to the $5 million dollar fundrasing goal for our new child development centre in the heart of Ladner.

Presenting sponsors were MK Lands Group, Port Metro Vancouver and Ivanhoe Cambridge. Century Group sponsored our venue and dinner and Ocean Trailer sponsored the table wine and volunteer dinner. Oldum Brown Limited and Agnes Douglas, Portfolio Manager and Investment Advisor and Hillmar Industries Ltd. were the Platinum Sponsors for the Black and White Gala.

The gala was held Saturday April 25th , 2015 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn and Global BC's Steve Darling was our MC.

All funds raised go towards Reach's "Building for Children Together" capital campaign to build a new centre in the heart of Ladner for children and youth with special needs.



Reach Child and Youth Development Society would like to thank everyone for helping to raise $10,000 at the Rockin’ for Reach benefit concert on November 8th, 2014 in Tsawwassen. Funds were raised through ticket sales, a silent auction and other fundraising activities, including a 50/50 in which the winner donated a sizeable amount back to Reach, and where the winning funds were matched by The Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, who are partners with Reach in the building It was an amazing night of music, dancing fun and giving! Funds will go to the “Building for Children Together” project to build a new, community-based child development centre in Ladner for children and youth with special needs.

Thank you MUSICIANS Incognito  and  Jim Byrnes  and Michael Stewart ; MC: John Montgomery;

SPONSORS: Presenting Sponsors:  Graph Tech Guitar and Regional Recycling; Silver sponsors: Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen;  Bronze Sponsors: Thrifty Foods Tsawwassen, Westland Insurance, University Sprinklers, Boutique Blanche, Cliff Drive PAC

VOLUNTEERS: Alex Baydala, Carson Eastveld, Linda Edwards. Michael Gallagher, Daniel Lundquist, Taylor Nidoski, Taylor Armitage, Kim Palmatary, Vicki Paramanathan      , Bob Roche Photography , Dana Savage, Trish Steinwand           ,  Naomi Shucard , Louise Watts , Members of Kinsmen Club of Ladner Tsawwassen, Members of TOOBSAUCTION DONORS: Individuals: Tom & Monica Armitage ,Valerie and David Bartlett,  Donna Burke, Len &  Janet Cowan, Craig & Sue Hughes; Gordy & Michelle Jones; Paul & Linda McCabe;; Lisa & Craig Merrit; John & Blythe  Montgomery; Cathy & Trevor Nidoski; & Judith and Keith Walsh, Karen Horn, Tom Siba, Norman Stark, Jeff Scott   

Businesses:  Charity Grow, Corporation of Delta, Find’s Children’s Thrift Store, John’s Thistle Auto, Linda Jones Artist , Long & McQuade Musical Instrument, NAI Holdings, Nintendo of Canada Ltd., Rotary Club of Ladner, Seko Construction & Permasteel , South Coast Tropical Plants , Tiger Tea , Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, Thrifty Foods. Thank you Petras café and Videoland Tsawwassen for being our ticket sales venue!

For pictures of the event visit our Facebook gallery (do not need to be a member of Facebook to view) > Rockin for Reach Photo gallery


photo14_sml.jpgThanks to Century Group, local businesses and guests, the Southlands 2nd Annual Bike-In on Sunday, September 7th in Tsawwassen raised $4,000 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society. . Approximately 700 people attended the event on bikes, on foot and other transportation, surpassing last years total. It was a sunny day full of fun for all. Reach would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for donating sales for the day and for donating their time to support this event: Beach Grove Golf Club, Browns Social House, Century Group, Coast Tsawwassen Inn, Delta Bike, Delta Law Office, Earthwise Society, Farm Fresh Events, Hearthstone Meats, Ian Paton, Mario’s Restaurant, Owl Bird Santuary, Peter Guichon, Felix Farms, Project Pickle, Red Racer Beer Central City Brewing , Save On Foods, South Delta Artists Guild,  Foods Tsawwassen, Thrifty’s Foods Tsawwassen, Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club, Urban Bee Supply. Volunteers: Phyllis With, Christine Sutherland, Louise Watts, Linda Ottho, Alissa Horn, Cody Moraze, Cathy Knight and all of the staff at Century group!


port_gala_donates_60000_to_reach_oct_2013.jpgOn Monday October 21st, 2013 Port Metro Vancouver and their partnering companies were honoured by Reach for a donation of $60,000 generated by proceeds from their annual Port Gala. The proceeds will go towards Reach’s $4 million “Building for Children Together” capital campaign to build a new centre in Ladner for children and youth with special needs. Vancouver Port Gala have dedicated proceeds over 3 years to Reach’s building project and estimate they will total approximately $180,000.  Companies sponsoring the gala included Port Metro Vancouver, Terminal Systems Inc, Fraser Surrey Docks, Westshore Terminals, Global Container Terminals, CP World and Western Stevedoring. PMV President and CEO Robin Silvester (pictured left) presented the cheque along with Colin Parker of TSI and Bill Wehnert of Fraser Surrey Docks to Reach Foundation Chair Barbara Wallick . “The Port Gala, which has been running for 14 years, has raised more than $1 million for charitable causes around the Lower Mainland,” said Silvester. “It is a really important part of being a good neighbour.”  In addition to the Port Gala companies, the event brought project partners and supporters Sylvia Bishop, Councillor and Municipal Liaison for Reach; Vicki Huntington, MLA; Jessie Johl, Special Assistant to Kerry-Lynne Findlay, MLA for Delta; and Kim Kendall, Constituency Assistant, Scott Hamilton. Thank you Port Gala community champions for  your commitment to helping make the new centre possible! Link here to read about it with photos and video at The Delta Optimist online



cibc_web.jpgCIBC Tsawwassen Branch manager Twyla Best (left), and CIBC past Employee and Reach Board Volunteer Jack Davidson represent a $500 donation from the CIBC Ambassador Program. The CIBC Employee Ambassador Program recognizes the contribution CIBC staff make to the quality of life within their communities through their volunteer commitments. The donation will go towards Reach Child and Youth Development Society Therapies programs to help more children with special needs get the therapies they need. Pictured with Reach Executive Director Renie D’Aquila. Thank you CIBC for your support!



captin_donation_to_reach_3_may_2013_sml.jpg  In May, 2013 CAPTIN Toyota donated $10,000 to Reach Child and Youth Development Foundation to help build a new centre in Ladner for children and youth with special needs.  “We are grateful for this donation,” said Barbara Wallick, Chair of Reach Child and Youth Development Foundation, “It will go a long way towards our Building for Children Together project goal of building a new 20,000 square foot facility in the heart of Ladner that will fill the need for a more accessible, community-based centre for children and youth with Autism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.”  Ray Tanguay, President of CAPTIN said “Our ultimate goal is to contribute to society. We are always looking at ways we can help the community to reinforce our values. Reach represents the values in our Toyota Cares program and the role we play in community.” In addition to this donation, CAPTIN was recently a presenting sponsor at the Reach for the Stars: An Evening of Inspiration event in February which brought in close to $50,000 for Reach’s building campaign, and donated two sets of custom rims to the event’s silent auction. This fall, CAPTIN will once again be supporting Reach through Reach’s 54th Annual General Meeting in October by sponsoring children’s activities and volunteering employees for the day. Thank you Toyota for your continued support of children and youth with special needs in our community.

Download the Press release here > CAPTIN Toyota donates $10000 to Reach building project Jun 2013



Reach is very pleased to announce that on Wednesday May 8th McDonald`s Restaurants in Ladner and Tsawwassen raised $7,000 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society. In addition to food sales, funds were raised through pre-sales of paper red shoes to customers for $2, and customer donations on McHappy Day. Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s Restaurant owner Steve Krawchuk (right) and Tsawwassen McDonald’s Manager Holly Sorely (far left ) presented the cheque to Reach Foundation Chair Barbara Wallick (middle right) and Executive Director Renie D’Aquila . The funds will go towards Reach’s Building for Children Together project to build a new child development centre in the heart of Ladner. “We really want to be part of the new project’s success,” said Steve Krawchuk, owner of the Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s, “and we want to recognize the community and the volunteers for coming out to help this year.” Thank you once again McDonald’s for supporting Reach, and to the fifty community volunteers helped out at McHappy Day, including Reach staff and Board Directors, the Ladner Lightning Baseball team with coaches and parents, Olympic rower Joy Fera, local dignitaries, musicians Joe Barbeck and the Don Burkett Jazz Trio, and the Delta Firefighters.

To see a gallery of photos from the event visit Reach’s Facebook page at 


 westshore_terminals_donates_100000_to_reach_mar_2013_web.jpgWestshore Terminals Limited Partnership recently donated $100,000 to Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Building for Children Together capital project to build a new child development centre in Ladner for children and youth with developmental disabilities. “We believe that it’s not only a good thing to do to support our community but that it’s our duty to support our community” says Denis Horgan, Vice President and General Manager of Westshore Terminals.  “Building this new facility in Ladner will just be a tremendous asset for the community. We are very proud and happy to support Reach, and we urge all other businesses in South Delta and North Delta to support this worthwhile project.” In addition to this donation Westshore was recently a presenting sponsor for the Reach for the Stars gala that raised an additional $50,000 towards the new centre.

“Westshore Terminals’ contribution to our capital campaign is both significant and pivotal,” said Barbara Wallick, Chair for Reach Charitable Foundation. “Westshore’s donation to Reach brings us just shy of this year’s $1 million goal from the total of $4 million that needs to be raised.   We anticipate other Port related companies will now follow Westshore Terminals’ leadership and join in helping us support vulnerable children in our community. We are extremely grateful to Westshore for their generosity and the social responsibility demonstrated through their support.” 

Diownload the news story here> Westshore Terminals Ltd. donates $100000 to help build new centre Mar 2013


Read more about the generous donations made to Reach and our fundraising results...


Reach for the Stars 2013 Raises $50,000

pdf_icon.gif Rockin for Reach 2013 Raises $9,000

bullet_arrow.gifReach Family Fun Event raises funds for new building 2011


 TBIA Outdoor Movie Nights benefits Reach 2011

bullet_arrow.gif Rotary Club of Ladner donates $20,000 to Reach

bullet_arrow.gifMcDonald's McHappy Day 2011

bullet_arrow.gifOffice of Alan Rae 2010 

bullet_arrow.gifBeta Sigma Phi 2010 

bullet_arrow.gifKathy Klassen and guests   

bullet_arrow.gifMcDonald's McHappy Day 2010

bullet_arrow.gifSt Monica's Guild 

bullet_arrow.gifReal Estate Board of Richmond/South Delta/Gulf Islands February 2010

bullet_arrow.gifKinsmen Club of Ladner, December 2009

bullet_arrow.gifVariety the Children's Charity May 2009

bullet_arrow.gifDelta Community Foundation spring 2009

bullet_arrow.gifSouth Delta chapter of the Real Estate Board of Vancouver Jan 2009

bullet_arrow.gifDelta Community Foundation fall 2008

bullet_arrow.gifWestshore Terminals December '08

bullet_arrow.gifTsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club spring '08


Other ways to give

Workplace Giving

  • If your organization is having a special event, choose us as your charity of choice for the proceeds.    
  • If your employer offers a payroll deduction program benefiting charities, select  Reach Child and Youth Development Society as your charity of choice. 
  • Ask if your company has a matching gifts program to macth your donation.  

  • United Way donations can be directed to Reach.  Write in Reach Child and Youth Development Society  on the  "donor option" line on the giving campaign form.  Your local United Way will forward your gift to us! _______________________________________________ _

In Celebration

Remember someone special on their birthday, anniversary, promotion, or another important occasion by giving a gift in their name. Donors will receive a tax receipt and a special occasion card.

toobs.jpgIn memory

Honour the memory of a loved one by making a donation to help children with special needs. Donors will receive a tax receipt and, if you wish, we will send a note of condolence.




For more information or for inquiries, please contact Karen Horn , Fundraising and Events Coordinator at 604-946-6622 Ext 372 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   


Donating is easy:

Mail: Your donation to the Reach Child and Youth Development Society, #3 - 3800 - 72nd Street, Delta, B.C. V4K 3N2

Telephone:  Just call 604-946-6622; Ext. 372 from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. (Visa, Mastercard)
Tax receipts will be issued.


Donor wall legacy

wall.jpgOur donor wall is our way of recognizing all of the individuals, businesses and government agencies that support us in keeping alive the programs and services at Reach Child and Youth Development Society.

When you donate $500 or more to Reach Society your name or busineesss name will be added to a leaf on our wall. Four colours of leaves on our donor wall tree recognize giving levels:

Gold ($5,000 +)

Silver ($2,500 +)

Ruby ($1,500 +)

Green ($500 +)

When you donate to Reach under one of these giving levels your name or business name will be permanently etched onto  a leaf recognizing you or  your organization's  generous contribution. Our donor wall is on permanent display in the main entrance of our Ladner facility and stands as a symbol of the legacy donors have left in the lives of children with special needs and their families. Thank you all for giving so generously  and for believing in potential!



Thank you all for Believing in Potential

We are grateful for your support!

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