Launching the Trevor Coburn Memorial Grants Program

The Trevor Coburn Memorial Grants program has been established in honour of Trevor Coburn, who passed away suddenly in August 2020. Trevor was involved with McCreary for over 15 years as a member of the YAC, a peer and adult mentor, and as a researcher and facilitator on projects related to homelessness and substance use. Trevor’s passion for helping to improve the lives of BC’s most vulnerable young people was admired and respected by all who had the opportunity to know him.

The granting program will provide grants of up to $500 to young people wanting to address one or more areas of youth health that Trevor was passionate about:

  • Peer mentorship
  • Youth homelessness
  • Youth substance use
  • Youth in and from government care

To make a donation to support the Trevor Coburn Memorial Grants program, visit the Canada Helps website and specify ‘Trevor Coburn’ in the message box.

Donations may also be made by cheque to the McCreary Centre Society and mailed to:
McCreary Centre Society
3552 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V5K 2A7

To apply for a grant, fill out the online application here. You can also download a copy of the application form here and submit it to mccreary@mcs.bc.ca or our mailing address (above).

More information about the grants program is available on the application form. For questions or to learn more, email mccreary@mcs.bc.ca or call 604-291-1996.

Media Release:
A copy of the media release is available here.