We are thrilled to announce the creation of a new fund, titled the “Sher Vancouver Endowment Fund.” This fund was created to support Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society (Sher Vancouver)’s core and critical programs and services that benefit a vulnerable and marginalized segment of the population.
Sher Vancouver is a dual-service (Arts & Culture/Social Services) registered charity that has been based in Surrey and North Delta since 2008 for 2SLGBTQ+ people and their friends and families. Sher Vancouver hopes to reduce the alienation and discrimination of people dealing with sexuality, gender, and coming-out issues. Sher Vancouver works to create safe spaces for vulnerable and marginalized 2SLGBTQ+ people. Everyone is welcome!
“At Sher Vancouver, we want to save lives and provide opportunities for 2SLGBTQ+ people in Surrey, specifically those a part of the South Asian community, to have the support and assistance they need to grow, flourish, and reach their potential. The creation of this fund will help us do just that by being an ongoing source of income,” said Alex Sangha, Founder of Sher Vancouver.
Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society Programs and Services include:
Crisis Counselling Program
Youth Leadership Award
Peer Support Groups
Intake, Information, and Referral
Student Practicum and Mentorship Program
Impactful and Informative Film Screenings
Social Justice Film Production
Developing Educational Community Resources
Outreach Workshops to combat Bullying and Racism
Sher Vancouver Podcast with a focus on 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC voices
Sher Christmas Volunteer Recognition, Cultural Gala, and Community Fundraiser
“Our programming is unique and culturally appropriate. With an initial campaign target of 25K, this endowment fund will be the first of its kind supporting 2SLGBTQ+ people in Surrey. The fund will be an important part of growing sustainable funding to support our existing and new programming,” states Alex Sangha, Founder of Sher Vancouver.
With the start of this fund, the hope is that the Surrey community can come together to support the 2SLGBTQ+ community, providing a safe and inclusive environment for all,” explained Christine Buttkus, Executive Director of SurreyCares.
To donate and show support for the Sher Vancouver Endowment Fund, please visit.