Hope For Freedom, 2016
Hope For Freedom offers various support programs for individuals and families who have been faced with serious challenges in life. They are a community focused organization who work alongside local churches and volunteers.
127 Society For Housing, 2016
127 Society For Housing provides homes for low-income individuals in the Vancouver region and creates a sense of community. They are in partnership with BC Housing, CMHC, and the City of Vancouver.
The 411 Seniors Centre Society offers various services for seniors in our community.
Kids Up Front, 2016
Kids Up Front partners with child-serving agencies to provide entertainment, educational and recreational experiences to children and their families facing challenging circumstances such as chronic illness, disabilities, financial difficulty, etc. in order to improve their quality of life.
New West Family Place, 2016
New West Family Place offers free programs and services such as Drop-In playtime, Parent Education, Family support. They provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn through play, while allowing parents to share their experiences.
Blind Beginnings, 2016
Blind Beginnings offers workshops, recreational activities, mentoring programs, summer camps and family events for visually impaired children and youth in BC. Their mission is to provide opportunities for these youth to develop skills, confidence and independence.
Youth Unlimited is a Christian organization that helps youth discover their potential through fun and relevant programming. In partnership with various schools, community groups, associations and families, they are able to offer activities ranging from social justice initiatives, sports, mentoring, food programs, and counselling.
Science AL!VE, 2016
Science Alive is a non-profit organization that aims to dispel stereotypes associated with the science field by exposing youth, regardless of gender, culture, or level of affluence, to science and technology through fun and interactive activities. Science Alive offers classroom workshops, summer camps, weekend club, and after school programs for youth across Burnaby, Surrey, Haida Gwaii, and other communities throughout BC.
Aboriginal Front Door Society is a meeting place and drop-in centre that offers support for Aboriginal people in the Downtown East Side. They provide services such as serving as a crisis centre, brokering long term and specialty trauma counselling, and doing court accompaniments.
Homestart Foundation, 2015
HomeStart Foundation has a simple mission of helping those in our community with limited resources to achieve their desires for a comfortable home environment. They provide pick up service to those who wish to donate furniture, warehouse service and delivery service of the donated furniture to those in need.
Megaphone Magazine, 2014 – 2015
Megaphone is a magazine sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy the magazine for 75 cents and sell it for $2, keeping the profit and earning a sense of pride and dignity. Looking at marketing techniques, analyzing historical sales data, and performing primary research, Axis was able to identify strategies for Megaphone Magazine to improve the distribution and sales of their street paper.
Common Thread, 2014 – 2015
Common Thread is a social enterprise that sources street banners and other fabric to convert into colourful and durable products. These partially up-cycled products are made by sewers who are newcomers to Canada or who have employment barriers, but thrive in Common Thread’s flexible work environment.
Axis performed primary and secondary market research to help Common Thread grow their brand image, and find new avenues for selling their products. Additionally, Axis worked with the Enactus program Banner Bags to develop a mutually beneficial partnership between them and Common Thread, leveraging Enactus’ resource of passionate students to supplement Common Thread’s ongoing operations.
Mission Possible Recycling, 2013 – 2014
Mission Possible transforms lives by helping those challenged by homelessness and poverty achieve a renewed sense of dignity and purpose through meaningful work, through a variety of enterprising ventures.
After analyzing their mission goals and enterprise operations, Axis was able to identify the opportunity to transform lightly used soap bars from hotels into liquid soap. In collaboration with the SFU Chemistry Student Society, Axis transformed this project into an Enactus program, now called Soap For Hope, that operates an ongoing partnership with Mission Possible Recycling, up-cycling and selling their brand of liquid soap.
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Surrey Urban Mission Society seeks to end homelessness in Surrey, working through a tremendously dedicated group of volunteers who come together to prepare and serve more than 600 meals each week and provide support and friendship to people in the community who are hungry, lonely and in need of companionship. Axis Consulting was able to raise $29,000 for the Surrey Urban Mission Society to help the organization relocate and maintain its programs.
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Enterprising Women Making Art, 2012 – 2013
Enterprising Women Making Art has supports women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to work together to develop an alternative form of business or employment that is grounded in their needs and realities.
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