About Us

Our Staff

Our team is dedicated to helping children and youth who face challenges at home, at school, or in the community.

Julia

Julia is the manager of KidStart for Vancouver Coastal. Born and raised in Vancouver, Julia is a champion for programming that meets children and youth where they are at, and that is agile and flexible enough to respond quickly to their unique needs and circumstances.

Kevin

Kevin is the Coordinator for KidStart Fraser and has been with the program for more than 35 years!. When not at work you can find him coaching rugby or spending time with his family.

Ethan

Ethan is KidStart’s fundraiser and has been with the program since September of 2019. In his spare time he enjoys drinking coffee around Vancouver and playing board games.

Lak

Lak has been a coordinator with KidStart in the Vancouver-Coastal area for more than 10 years. Laughter is important to Lak…”For me, laughter is like a cup of coffee…I need it everyday!”

Arnel

Arnel is a coordinator with the KidStart Program in Vancouver Coastal. He loves being active, so it doesn’t take much to convince him to chase a ball around or lift heavy things for no reason.

Wilf

Wilf is the manager of the program in Ridge Meadows. He is an avid traveler, foodie and dog parent.

Ethan

Ethan is KidStart’s fundraiser and has been with the program since September of 2019. In his spare time he enjoys drinking coffee around Vancouver and playing board games.

Kevin

Kevin is the Coordinator for KidStart Fraser and has been with the program for more than 35 years!. When not at work you can find him coaching rugby or spending time with his family.

Julia

Julia is the manager of KidStart for Vancouver Coastal. Born and raised in Vancouver, Julia is a champion for programming that meets children and youth where they are at, and that is agile and flexible enough to respond quickly to their unique needs and circumstances.

Our Donors

We are extremely thankful to have such incredible supporters who have donated funds to KidStart over the years.

  • Community Partners

  • BC Council for Families
  • Family Services of Greater Vancouver
  • United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Corporate

  • Pedro Espinoza
  • Delta Land Development
  • Etro Construction Limited
  • Kiewit Ledcor TMEP Partnership
  • RBC, Kingsway & Nanaimo Branch
  • Roofing Contractors Association of BC
  • Safeway/Sobeys
  • TELUS Corporation
  • Vancouver Regional Construction Association
  • Foundation

  • Ames Family Foundation
  • Andrew Mahon Foundation
  • Canadian Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
  • Childhood for Children Foundation
  • Face the World Foundation
  • First West Foundation
  • Gordon Fund, held at the Vancouver Foundation
  • Hamber Foundation
  • Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation
  • Phyliss & Irving Snider Foundation
  • Reay & Lynda Mackay Fund, held at Fiera Capital Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Stewart Fund, held at the Vancouver Foundation
  • Volunteer for Children Fund, held at the Vancouver Foundation
  • Municipal

  • City of Surrey
  • City of Vancouver
  • Individuals

  • Ann Alexander
  • Britta West
  • Elaine Murray
  • Jen Graham
  • Joan Andersen
  • Joyce Preston
  • Judy Zelmer
  • Kera McArthur
  • Michael Jeffreys
  • Nancy Gordon
  • Paul Bernat
  • Tim Agg
  • Tim Veresh