Supporters & Fundraisers

Join our growing list of supporters and fundraisers AND HELP SPREAD THE BCFJ MESSAGE! Please CONTACT US for more information on how to get involved with us.

Want to HOST YOUR OWN Fundraising Campaign or Event? 

That’s AMAZING! Please CONTACT US so we can help support you along the way AND get you set up with your own fundraising webpage for you to post to your social accounts and send to your friends and family!

Buddy Check for Jesse is grateful to all of our individual and larger organizational donors. We aim to have each dollar of your support impact large numbers of youth.

NOTE:
Please click here if you wish to complete a credit card donation.
 

If you would like to donate by direct Interact EMail transfer, please send your donation to buddycheckforjesse@gmail.com (auto-deposit). Please include a separate email with the name and address you wish the tax receipt to include.

For any donation questions please email buddycheckforjesse@gmail.com and we will promptly respond.
Thank you from the Buddy Check for Jesse Team.

ACTIVE FUNDRAISERS

BREAKTHROUGH FOR BUDDY CHECK

BREAKTHROUGH FOR BUDDY CHECK

Michael Permack, Spire Group and the Boston Breakthrough Academy (BBA) have combined forces to raise $25,000 for Buddy Check for Jesse in a campaign called BREAKTHROUGH FOR BUDDY CHECK (BTFBC).

The primary purpose of Buddy Check For Jesse, a Canadian Charity started by my friend Dr. Stu Gershman, is to educate, raise awareness about mental health and help coaches open the door to mental health conversations with youth athletes.

Our youth are the future leaders of the world and we want to help Buddy Check support the education, awareness and de-stigmatization of mental health in sport.

Our question for you is simple: Has there ever been a better time to donate to youth mental health? DONATE HERE

Please consider donating to this incredible charity to support our future leaders’ mental health.

Operation Mission Possible recognizes that:

  • Supporting mental health is extremely important and our youth need this now more than ever in human history.
  • Youth are our future and they need more resources than are currently available; this needs to change.

Some Background

Michael, a long time friend of Stu’s from Winnipeg is an entrepreneur and a partner in the Spire Group which assists healthcare professionals and companies with their real estate requirements. 

MIchael is currently enrolled in the BBA which provides experiential leadership programs that support people in unlocking their passion, power, and purpose. 

Together Michael, the Spire Group and the BBA believe that focusing on and empowering our youth is essential to building healthy and resilient adults and communities. We believe that addressing the stigma around mental health is an essential component to achieving this. The importance of compassion, kindness, and checking up, or “Buddy Checking” others is a skill that can be established at an early age.

We support the approach that Buddy Check for Jesse takes as it aligns with our goal of unlocking human potential.

GARDEN CITY GOPHERS GO GREEN!

GARDEN CITY GOPHERS GO GREEN!

The Garden City Gophers Women’s hockey team has decided to participate in and fundraise money for the Buddy Check for Jesse this year to join the movement in de-stigmatizing mental health in life and in sport.

As a team, we believe the bonds we share on and off of the ice are created through kindness, caring and support. Being there for a teammate who is struggling could make a big difference. There should be no shame in talking about how we are feeling and reaching out when we need support.

You are never alone. 

COMPLETED FUNDRAISERS

Saanich Predators

SAANICH PREDATORS

The Saanich Predators want to bring forward awareness around mental health.

We know Buddy Check for Jesse has been impactful around the hockey community and we want to remind players, families and spectators the support that is out there if needed. Creating more awareness around mental health is important, not just under normal circumstances, though we feel with all that has happened in the last couple years it is extremely important now.

We will be raising funds throughout the season and hosting events.

Our first Buddy Check for Jesse event will be a hockey game between the Saanich Predators and the Victoria Cougars at Pearkes Arena on Friday, December 3rd, 2021. Gates open at 5:30pm, warm up starts at 6:00pm and puck drop is 6:30pm. Come join us to help raise mental health awareness.

Run Moab240 for Buddy Check

RUN MOAB240 FOR BUDDY CHECK

SUPPORTERS

Thank you to the MomBabe Collective and Regan Rankin for choosing Buddy Check to donate partial proceeds of their new book.
The MomBabes: A Motherhood Anthology Volume 2
Two dollars from every book sale will be donated to Buddy Check for Jesse.

District of North Vancouver Fire Fighters

DISTRICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER FIRE FIGHTERS

This DNV Fire Charitable group is taking Buddy Check to kids teams on the North Shore of the Lower Mainland.

Have a look at what they are doing and support them here.

BUDDY CHECK FOR JESSE AND OUR YOUTH OWE A BIG THANK YOU TO THESE SUPPORTERS!
  • cbi Health
  • The Alchemy Group
  • Graham C. Lount Foundation
  • RebalanceMD Canada
  • Courtnall Society for Mental Health
  • BC Hockey
  • Hockey Manitoba
  • Dollar A Day Foundation
  • Rob Hayeur-Lowry Sports
  • viaSport
  • PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence)
  • Victoria Kings Doctors Hockey Team
  • H2 Marketing
  • Moa Media
  • SportsArt.ca
  • Rain Coast Screen Printing
  • Kirby’s Source for Sports, Victoria, BC
  • Regan Rankin – MomBabe Book Project
  • Doctors of BC
  • Sport BC
  • Hockey Canada
  • OSHL and Passmore Hockey
  • Christian Wiebe Videography
  • Kirbys Source for Sports.
  • First West Credit Union
  • Envision Financial
  • North Vancouver City Firefighters Charitable Foundation-local 296