Community Partner Profile

Osborne Cane is a personal injury law firm in Vancouver, serving British Columbians from all over the province. Partners David Osborne and Jacqueline Cane are also the parents of an IPS grade 7 student. This is what they had to say about the Community Partners program —

IPS has for 25 years embodied a vision of middle school education which provides the essential tools for lifelong thinking and learning; experiences which challenge and foster growth in all spheres; and importantly, opportunities which empower students to embrace their agency in the community and the world.

There are many ways that the connections to the Bowen Island community and to the Lower Mainland are maintained by students and staff of IPS. From charitable work which is embedded in the curriculum of all grades, regular volunteering with local community organizations to cleaning up the public spaces on Bowen. Too many to list here!

Osborne Cane supports local and international organizations working to improve the quality of life for communities. Our donation to IPS is consistent with that goal. We also receive the kind of exposure our business can benefit from – a trusted presence in the community – which people can rely upon if they or their families are ever in need of a lawyer.

Today more than ever, consumers are looking at the values of business owners and organizations as part of their decision-making in the marketplace.

There are many Bowen Island and Vancouver businesses which would benefit from a Community Partner relationship with IPS. The program offers generous advertising which reaches a broad market and it’s an investment in a non-profit force for good in your community.

At the 25 year mark of the “little school that could”, it’s time that businesses large and small recognize the current contributions and future promise of Island Pacific School to the local and regional communities. Attend one of the many open house events, check out the Giving Stories on their website, review their Community Partners Program or get in touch with the Director of Development & Alumni Engagement,  Julia McCaig julia@go.islandpacific.org, cell (778) 989-0771.