The hope initiative foundation


Our Mission

HOPE exists as a support system to empower youth, in turn allowing them to empower their local communities.

By providing crucial resources like alumni panels, workshops, resume assistance, university application guidance and more, we help youth get a head start in their academic and professional development. Then, we work with them to use their talents where it matters most: in the underfunded and marginalized communities most in need of our help.  

Who is hope?

HOPE is a registered charity in BC with branches across Canada. We are connected to 52 non-profit partners, have HOPE branches in 12 high schools and 6 universities, and involve over 3000 youth in our network annually.

Non-profit Partners

High Schools


Youth in our Network

Our programs

HOPE for Community enrolls youth in a 12-month curriculum teaching them leadership skills such as team management and public speaking. Each youth is also matched to a community organization for the course of the year where they are encouraged to apply these skills to help increase capacity for their community partner and inject new ideas into existing organizations.

12 months

leadership skill development

match with a community organization

work together to increase capacity

contribute new ideas

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

― Martin Luther King Jr. 

Get involved

“If you are passionate about making change through the empowerment of communities, come join the HOPE family”

Partners & Sponsors