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TR Trades is dedicated to fostering a community where altruism and philanthropy are at the forefront. Having operated in Kitsilano, Vancouver since 1969, we care greatly about our community and the people we have grown with for over 45 years. We offer our continued support to multiple organizations and non-profits, contributing to the advancement of Vancouver.

Arts Club

TR Trades is an active supporter of the Arts Club Theatre Company. The Arts Club Theatre have devoted themselves to enhancing the Vancouver theatre community for more than 50 years. As the largest theatre in Western Canada with 3 beautiful venues—Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, Revue Stage—the Arts Club Theatre delivers year-round professional performances on par with...

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Rain City Housing

TR Trades is honoured to support Rain City Housing, a local grassroots charity centered on humanity, scope, commitment and providing “a home for every person”. Since 1982 Rain City has offered thousands of individuals within the Lower Mainland independence, improved quality of life and a safe place to call home. TR Trades believes in their focus on humanity, scope and responsibility for providing dynamic housing and support to people dealing with mental...

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Greater Vancouver Food Bank

TR Trades is a proud sponsor of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, a local non-profit providing relief to over 28,000 individuals weekly through 14 meal-based locations and nearly 100 community centres within Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver. GVFB has pledged a vision of ensuring everyone has access to healthy, sustainable and nutritious food. TR Trades is invested in supporting GVFB in accomplishing their mission to empower individuals...

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Audain Art Museum

TR Trades was excited to be a part of a cultural event as significant as the introduction of the Audain Art Museum to Whistler Village, British Columbia. In October 2012, Michael Audain—philanthropist, art collector, home builder and Chairman of Polygon Homes—partnered with Patkau Architects to build a 56,000 square foot museum to house his extensive BC art collection.

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Variety Children's Charity

The Variety Children’s Charity is an organization that TR Trades is honored to offer our continued support to. TR Trades dedicates an area in our front lobby to a candy machine profiting VCC through 100% of its proceeds. With supporters like TR Trades, VCC is able to fundraise and award grants to special needs children within British Columbia, with the goal of encouraging hope, enhancing lives and improving their futures. Variety helps make this possible for individuals...

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Aga Khan Foundation

TR Trades remains a yearly supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation. The Aga Khan Foundation is a Canadian charity within the Aga Khan Development Network, a partnership of agencies spanning 30 countries, dedicated to fostering advancement socially, economically and culturally. These agencies share a common mission to develop living conditions and opportunities for the impoverished, regardless of their faith, gender or origin.

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Rotating Sponsorships

TR Trades’ commitment to enhancing our community through continuous philanthropic support is reflected in our daily activities and partnerships. We are proud to contribute to the following organizations in a variety of capacities.

Canadian Flowers For Food Society

TR Trades is honoured to offer our support to Canadian Flowers for Food Society – an organization that provides fiscal, social and confidence instilling opportunities to the oppressed within Vancouver. Vancouver’s homeless, elderly and those suffering from mental health afflictions, benefit from CFFS’s core belief that we should celebrate individual imperfections and support those in our community who require assistance.

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The Binners’ Project

Everyday thousands of binners – individuals who collect recyclables and other objects of value from garbage bins – face judgement and difficulty accessing resources. The Binner’s Project works to end the stigma associated with binners and improve their economic opportunities. In combination with their Montreal based parent organization, Coop Les Valoristes, the project has managed to make significant progress in restoring value, confidence and self-worth to...

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Prior Charitable Donations

Breast Cancer Run for the Cure

The TR Trades family eagerly anticipates participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation & CIBC Run for the Cure each October! The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has operated as the national leader in raising awareness and driving progress on breast cancer since 1986. Through their continuous efforts, and donations from supporters like TR Trades, CBCF has progressed breast cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment through critical research...

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CANFAR

TR Trades supports the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research (CANFAR)—the leaders in garnering awareness to generate funds for research into all angles of HIV infection and AIDS. Annually, CANFAR’s Scientific Advisory Committee are responsible for reviewing and assessing numerous research proposals to determine the most effective contribution to the international body of HIV and AIDS research. Through work like this, combined with their dedication to research, education, prevention and care, CANFAR is working towards a future without AIDS.

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Byrne Creek Elementary

Throughout previous summer seasons at TR Trades, we have been honoured to host students from the Burnaby School District’s Byrne Creek Elementary School during their work experience and apprenticeship/industry training placements. Byrne Creek students learn the daily function of the printing industry during their summer at TR Trades, honing real life skills by experiencing the responsibilities of a fulltime job. Each student graduated from our work...

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Vancouver’s Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter

TR Trades is devoted to supporting Vancouver’s Rape Relief & Women’s Society in their mission to attain women’s equality. Incorporated in 1979, they are a non-profit and active force instrumental in confronting social attitudes, laws and institutional procedures that preserve male violence against women and children.

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