Join Team KidStart and Participate in the Vancouver Sun Run!

We are looking for runners and walkers for the annual Vancouver Sun Run on April 23, 2017 to raise funds for the KidStart Mentoring Program.

This year you can help support KidStart kids and volunteers by joining our team –
the registration fee is on us!

Our goal is to raise $1,000 per kilometer to support activities for all KidStart kids for the month of April 2017. Let’s raise $10K FOR THE 10K!

To join our team, please contact Kristin Weatherall at or


Just Released: 2015-16 KidStart Activities & Achievements Report

The KidStart Annual Report is now available!  This publication outlines our key activities and achievements over the 2015-16 fiscal year.

Read about our amazing KidStart kids, mentors, staff, donors and partners.

To view it, click here.

If after reading this report you feel inspired to give you can give a monthly or one-time donation through Canada Helps here.

Or if you think you have what it takes to become one of our awesome mentors, apply online here.

To receive a hard copy of this report contact Jen Graham at:

Saturday Sept 12th is KidStart Community Day!

Save the Date! KidStart Community Day is happening at Trout Lake on Sept 12th from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

What to expect? Lots of fun activities for the whole family:

  • Bricks4Kids lego building
  • Magician
  • Vancouver Public Library
  • Doodle Girls face painting
  • Live musical performance by Bird Lion
  • a performance by Sirota’s Alchymy Martial Arts
  • Regeneration giveaways
  • $2 balloon prizes and raffle
  • Buy Low Foods bbq
  • Fire Truck
  • Mini Popat obstacle course
  • Pedal Society

Please be sure to spread the word.  We hope to see you there!



KidStart Sun Run Success!

KidStart Volunteer Mentors, members of the VRCA U-40, employees and friends of PLEA ran together on Sunday April 19th to help shape a brighter community for kids! The weather was certainly in alliance with our efforts as we could not have asked for a more beautiful day.

Together we raised over $6,000 for the KidStart Program! This goes to show that when you bring a community together for a common cause, great things can happen.

Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the KidStart Vancouver Sun Run Team! Special thanks to Buy-Low Foods – Fraser Street as our breakfast sponsor!


KidStart Sun Run Team Heads Towards the Finish Line

480562_56791719KidStart Volunteer Mentors, PLEA staff, friends and KidStart supporters have been training and raising pledges leading up to the Vancouver Sun Run on April 19th.

The KidStart Sun Run Team needs your support so that we can
Give Every Kid a Start!

It’s our goal to raise $10K by running 10KM because we know that with early intervention and prevention, we can build a bright future for kids in our community!

Volunteer mentors like Felisha, Lauren, and Terence need your support, so KidStart kids can continue to benefit from all the program has to offer.

Every dollar raised will go directly towards supporting KidStart mentoring relationships throughout Metro Vancouver.

With your help, we can empower kids in our community to embark on meaningful experiences with the support of a mentor. Please donate and pass this message on!