Here at Holmes Portfolio Management, we believe in supporting various organizations who support our local community. Our business is tied to not only to our clients, but also to the causes we stand by. Listed below are just a few of the organizations we support:
Power to Be began in 1998 with an idea: help people living with a disability or barrier across nature. The idea grew into a community, connecting participants to adventures and supporters to opportunities, collectively redefining our definition of ability. Based in Victoria and Vancouver, they are a non-profit organization that empowers people to explore their limitless abilities through inclusive adventures rooted in nature. They believe finances shouldn’t prevent anyone from accessing nature, and work to remove cognitive physical and social barriers to the outdoors, supporting participants to explore who they are and what they are capable of with the support of their staff, volunteers, and each other.
Victoria Hospice is a registered charity that since 1980 has provided end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment. Their nurses, counselors, spiritual caregivers, physicians and trained volunteers provide comfort for the patient and support for the family, rather than a cure for progressive and life-limiting illness. Care is offered in patients’ homes, within their 17-bed in-patient unit, and as specific medical consultation to patients in other health care facilities.
As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. For 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria (BBBS Victoria) has been helping children in communities from Sooke to Salt Spring Island; because of this support, thousands of children and adults can name a person in their life who made a positive and lasting difference.
The University of Victoria co-op program offers a unique approach for students to start building their careers while still in university; it is designed to work around academic courses, as to complement classroom learning with practical workplace experience. Co-op is collaborative—students, employers and the university all play an important part!
Since its inception in 1986, CBCF has invested over $360 million in breast cancer research, funding more than 1,400 scientific and community grants. CBCF has also made investments in research, education, health promotion, support and information programs. Over the past 30 years, CCS has invested $1.2 billion in research on all cancers – men’s, women’s and children’s – including over $100 million in breast cancer research. Their support programs empower, inform and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer, making tremendous progress in the fight against cancer.
A philosophy of “amputees helping amputees” has been the hallmark of The War Amps since 1918, when the organization was founded by amputee war veterans returning home from the First World War. Peer support, self-help and practical assistance are common threads that have been retained in the modern-day organization that developed from their efforts.