Local Service

  • In the annual Christmas Hamper drive our students collect children’s toys, clothing, and food for specific teen mothers they are matched up with in the Growing Together Program at Guildford Park Secondary.
  • All Senior School students take part in the annual Hoops For Heart (Heart and Stroke Foundation); by securing pledges and selling raffle tickets they make a substantial contribution to this cause.
  • The support of the Toskan Foundation enables Southridge students to research a local service agency and direct $5,000 of foundation funds to that agency. Grade 9 Career and Personal Planning students research a number of local non-profit service providers and make presentations to the Senior School student body. At a special assembly, a panel of judges adjudicates the presentations and chooses a winner. This activity has been beneficial in helping raise the awareness of our students about local community services and their needs.
  • In Service Week in Grade 10, all students spend a week in the fall developing their global and local citizenships skills in our. This intense but enjoyable week includes the opportunity to volunteer with local non-profit organizations as well as learn valuable skills and self-awareness in workshops run by Me To We, a partner organization of Free The Children. This program is the capstone on the senior school’s Personal Growth & Development plan, building on the valuable lessons learned in the Grade 8 & 9 Strathcona outdoor education trips.
  • Senior school students develop long-term relationships with local charitable organizations such as Semiahmoo House and Guildford Park’s teen mother program

Christmas Hampers

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Hoops for Heart

Hoops for Heart

Toskan Foundation

Sandwich Making for the Soup Kitchen

Sandwich Making for Soup Kitchen