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Recognizing first responders and health care workers, and supporting tomorrow’s heroes

JIBC takes part in Giving Tuesday Now, an international day of giving and unity organized in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
JIBC takes part in Giving Tuesday Now, an international day of giving and unity organized in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 5, the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will take part in Giving Tuesday Now, an international day of giving and unity organized in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Giving Tuesday Now will rally people around the world to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities at the grassroots level. The day stems from Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving held annually on the Tuesday following Black Friday.

“Together we …”

“The Giving Tuesday Now theme of 'Together we …' feels truly relevant to JIBC,” said Tracy Campbell, Director, Office of Development and Executive Director, The JIBC Foundation. “It speaks to our faculty and staff who together train, educate, and support students, and to our donors who together contribute to student success through their gifts.

“However, it especially speaks to our students and graduates who together respond to emergencies, save lives, keep communities safe, and are there in times of need.”

As a show of unity and support for health care workers and the emergency services family, JIBC will participate in the parade past Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster at 7 p.m. on May 5 with several JIBC training vehicles, including an ambulance, police car and fire truck. On May 5, we encourage everyone to show their thanks, in some way from the safety of their homes, for those helping to keep our communities safe.

Helping tomorrow’s heroes in their time of need

The sudden impact of the pandemic has caused unexpected financial challenges for students who have lost work, and many are struggling to pay their basic expenses such as housing.

JIBC was fortunate to receive funding from the provincial government to help students in need of emergency financial support as a result of the pandemic. More than 70 applications were received in the first 10 days and JIBC expects to exhaust these funds quickly. The provincial government funding has been critical for students, especially as JIBC did not have another source of emergency funding for the majority of applicants.

To help provide assistance to more students in need of emergency support, JIBC has established a new Emergency Assistance Fund with an initial amount from the Rix Family Foundation Endowment held by The JIBC Foundation.

The new Emergency Assistance Fund will provide financial support for JIBC students now and into the future who are faced with unexpected financial challenges. All donations to the Emergency Assistance Fund through the Giving Tuesday Now appeal will be matched up to a total of $5,000.

To make a donation to support tomorrow’s heroes in their time of need, please complete the donation form online at jibc.ca/donate or send your cheque, made payable to The JIBC Foundation, to the address below and indicate your gift is for Giving Tuesday Now.

The JIBC Foundation
715 McBride Blvd
New Westminster, BC  V3L 5T4 

 

About The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation

For 25 years, The Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation (The JIBC Foundation) has inspired giving for important needs that enhance education, training, student learning, and applied research at JIBC. These needs most often include student financial support in the form of awards and bursaries, highly specialized training equipment and technology, and funding for innovative new initiatives. The JIBC Foundation is proud to be building meaningful relationships with communities to support Canada’s leading public safety educator.


ABOUT JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.