Jane and Steven Join the Board of A Better Life Foundation


In Support of our Community

Jane and I founded Cause+Affect at the East end of Water Street in 2004. Since that time, we have moved through four separate offices never more than 100 steps away from the Gassy Jack statue. While we now live North Vancouver, much of our history and our identity comes from the streets of Gastown and the amazing community that makes up the Downtown Eastside.

It is with that in mind that we are excited and honoured to take Board positions with A Better Life Foundation (ABLF). This young, scrappy and innovative organization has a wonderful duality of empowerment and support. It not only provides meal programs to those most in need, but also employs many that have barriers keeping them from traditional forms of employment. Their work at ABLF builds skills and provides socialization and education as well as the chance to be part of something.

The organization is run by Mark Brand, a friend who we have come to know well over the years. His care, drive and charm have garnered a significant amount of attention. Our support for him is based on what we see as an authentic need to put his talents towards making positive change. 

We have joined the board along with a number of others who share our passion for this community and together we feel confident that we can help Mark and his team grow ABLF into a significant charitable organization. One that is built on integrity, guts and hard work. 

ABLF would eventually love your support, but for now, your respect and curiosity is a great start.

To open the door for that process, we would love for you to join us at the next Greasy Spoon dinner on April 26 at Save on Meats. Chef Trevor Bird from Fable Kitchen will fuse fine dining and diner food to deliver a four course meal to remember. Proceeds go towards the hunger solutions part of A Better Life Foundation. 

We hope to see you there.

– Steven Cox