Comfort and Care during COVID-19

SOURCES will continue to do our best to deliver our essential social services, ensuring that the most vulnerable members of community are taken care of while maintaining the health, safety and wellness of our dedicated staff and volunteer team.

To provide help and hope to the increasing number of people who need it during the COVID-19 pandemic, our intent is to apply funds raised strategically to areas of critical need. Read More…

Sources Foundation’s Mystery on the Nile Charity Gala Raises Over $400,000 for People with Developmental Disabilities, Food Banks and Youth Counselling

SURREY, B.C. – November 6, 2023 – Sources Foundation raised over $400,000 at their annual charity gala, Mystery on the Nile. The fundraiser, co-presented by Save-On-Foods and Scotiabank, took place on November 4 at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club. Proceeds from the event will be directed to Sources Community Living programs, food banks and youth counselling program – DiscoverY.

“We are grateful for all those who donated their time and money to support such an important fundraiser,” says Paul Cope, Gala Co-Chair and Co-Presenting Sponsor (Save-On-Foods). “The social needs of this community are critical and as such, we set our sights to raise $400,000. Through the generosity of this incredible community, I am pleased to announce that we succeeded in reaching our goal.”

“With these funds raised, SOURCES will now be able to focus on some of the areas that need the greatest attention,” says Nicolas Verrier, Co-Presenting Sponsor and representative for Grace Chiu (Scotiabank). “Supporting adults with developmental disabilities has been a key focus of the gala. As well, addressing hunger and mental illness among our youths are concerns that require ongoing support.”

The Mystery on the Nile event transformed Hazelmere into an ancient Egyptian-inspired spectacle complete with life-size décor and models dressed up to stun the crowd. Well-known charity auctioneer Howard Blank raised over $100,000 and the elegant and professional Neesha Hothi emceed the evening with energy and passion. Entertainment was provided by Peninsula Productions as they took guests through a who-dun-it mystery dinner that kept everyone on their toes in search for a missing sacred scarab. Wes Levesque and Brant Darling of Sheila’s Catering Co. won the 2023 Community Hero Award for their philanthropic efforts and commitment to giving back to the community.

The charitable evening could not have been possible without its sponsors including DMCL, Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, It’s On Electric, and KPU, as well as Sources staff and volunteers.

If you’d like to be a part of supporting Sources Foundation’s cause, you can purchase 50/50 tickets at The jackpot can grow up to $200,000 and the winner takes half. Contest closes November 29, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Draw takes place November 30, 2023 at 12:00 pm.

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Media ContactJanet WelchManager, Communications and Philanthropy SOURCES Foundation JWelch@SourcesBC.caAbout The Sources Foundation works with the community to raise funds to support the work of Sources Community Resources Society. Since 1992, our Foundation has funded social wellness programs and services that provide hope, strength and resilience to individuals and families in communities across B.C.

Sources Foundation’s “Mystery on the Nile” Gala Seeks $400,000 for Developmental Disabilities, Food Security, and Mental Wellness

SURREY, B.C. – October 23, 2023 – Social wellness organization Sources Foundation is just days away from hosting its 27thAnnual Fundraising Gala, Mystery on the Nile, co-presented by Save-On-Foods and Scotiabank. Happening November 4 at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, the event will celebrate the rich history of ancient Egypt with the goal of raising $400,000 for its Community Living programs, food banks and mental health initiatives for youths.

Sources Community Resources Society (SOURCES) operates five staffed homes for adults with developmental disabilities and autism. One of those homes is SOURCES’ highest priority for attention. It is an older home with narrow hallways and lots of stairs. Residents’ needs have evolved over time and the space is no longer suitable. One resident has seizures and requires staff assistance particularly when using stairs. Accessibility is limited and with another resident in a wheelchair, navigating around the home is challenging and staff support is required. With money raised from the gala, SOURCES will initiate plans to create a home where all residents can comfortably age in place.

“We want to give our residents exactly what everyone has, despite their disabilities and how their needs may change,” says Christine Conlin, Executive Director. “They deserve to feel comfortable, be able to access their home and live as independently as possible.”

In addition to community living homes, SOURCES is raising funds for its community food banks as well as DiscoverY, a free youth counselling program. Over the past year, the food banks have recorded close to 77,000 visits, up by over 50% from 2021-22. These numbers are expected to continue climbing due to ongoing economic conditions.

Just as pressing is the need for accessible counselling for youth. Just under 500 hours of counselling sessions were provided to young persons last year. SOURCES relies on donations from the community to provide this critical service.

“Our gala not only helps us raise much-needed funds, it also gathers our community together for an important cause,” says David Young, CEO. “Because of the overwhelming response we have received from last year’s gala, we were able to launch a new anti-violence women’s program. This year, we are asking for everyone’s help to better serve the long-term needs of our residents and assist others to overcome hunger and mental health challenges.” 

With this year’s theme Mystery on the Nile, the gala is expected to excite guests with an immersive experience that celebrates the beauty and culture of ancient Egypt. The showstopper will be the night’s entertainment performed by Peninsula Productions as they will be leading attendees through a mystery solving dinner. Added to the lineup will be charity auctioneer Howard Blank and Master of Ceremonies Neesha Hothi.

Although the event is sold out, you can support this year’s cause by purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets. The jackpot may grow up to $200,000 and the winner takes half. Tickets can be purchased at

The gala is also running a silent auction as a part of its fundraising activities. You can shop here:

We give special thanks to all our community partners including Diamond Sponsors DMCL Chartered Professional Accountants, Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, It’s On Electric, and Platinum Sponsor Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

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Media Contact Janet WelchManager, Communications and PhilanthropySOURCES FoundationJWelch@SourcesBC.caAbout The Sources Foundation works with the community to raise funds to support the work of Sources Community Resources Society. Since 1992, our Foundation has funded social wellness programs and services that provide hope, strength and resilience to individuals and families in communities across B.C.

White Rock/South Surrey Community Dedicates 10 Years of Fundraising Through Coldest Night of the Year, Generating Over $1M for People in Need

SURREY AND WHITE ROCK, B.C. – February 27, 2023 – The White Rock/South Surrey community has together raised more than $1 million over 10 years of participating in the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) walkathon hosted by Sources Foundation. In the last decade, this event has attracted close to 3,500 walkers to be a part of this fundraiser.

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Sources Community Resources Society Fires Up Coldest Night of the Year Charity Walk to Be In-Person This Year

SURREY AND WHITE ROCK, B.C. – February 15, 2023 – After two years of virtual walking, Sources Community Resources Society (SOURCES) is fired up to hold the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) walk in-person this year. CNOY is an annual nation-wide fundraiser, with SOURCES carrying the torch for White Rock/South Surrey. This family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, February 25 at the White Rock Promenade.

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SOURCES Receives Unprecedented Support In Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser

White Rock and Surrey, B.C. (March 31, 2022) – Today marks the last day of the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) national walk campaign, an initiative that gets people out walking for a cause that matters to them in their local community. Among these fundraising efforts, SOURCES attracted 454 people to walk for their Homeless Prevention and Rent Bank services, which directly benefits those living in White Rock and South Surrey.

“This year, we successfully reached our goal, raising $201,407 from Coldest Night of the Year! Among the 165 locations that participated in this event, we ranked #5 in Canada for the most amount of dollars raised for our community,” says Megan Knight, CNOY Co-chair and SOURCES Foundation Board Member. “As we conclude our ninth year of CNOY, it is with great pride that I announce we have raised over $960,000 to-date. That’s nearly $1 million!”

Running an event during uncertain times with the COVID-19 pandemic is no easy feat. For a second year in a row, SOURCES has hosted the walk virtually. The agency has been tasked with pulling together a concerted outreach effort to get as many supporters onboard as possible without the same level of face-to-face interaction as pre-pandemic times. The response this year from the community was overwhelming as the agency experienced a 21% increase in walker participation.

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SOURCES Prepares for Coldest Night of the Year’s Walk Weekend

SOURCES Prepares for Coldest Night of the Year’s Walk Weekend
Surrey and White Rock, B.C. (February 23, 2022) – SOURCES prepares for this weekend’s White Rock/South Surrey Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY), happening Saturday, February 26. Entering its 9th year of the fundraising walk, SOURCES will be kicking off opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. this Friday, followed by individual team walks on the weekend, and closing ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m. this Sunday.

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