Access and Resources
STAR relies on the generous support of the following partners. They help us deliver the services that help seniors to stay active and age in place.
STAR is an initiative of Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST). BEST has been a non-profit since 1991 and a charitable society since 1994. It works with top community development agencies, corporations and government bodies to make transportation sustainable and affordable for all British Columbians. BEST has drawn heavily on its own resources since 2010 in order to make STAR a reality.
The United Way of the Lower Mainland achieves community impact through four key strategies. It engages with communities; it focuses on underlying causes; it strengthens the service network and the capacity of non-profits and communities alike; and it influences public attitudes, systems and policy. The UWLM was the first community partner to support STAR and remains a leading change-maker in the seniors sector.
Since 2011 the Vancouver Foundation has supported STAR’s evolution as part of the Foundation’s outreach to rural communities. The Vancouver Foundation’s comprehensive and long-term vision for British Columbia is essential to initiatives like STAR.
Urban Matters, a unique social impact effort by Urban Systems Ltd., has provided expertise and much support to STAR’s business planning and is a valued partner in our strategic thinking.
To all our partners, past, present and future, we say, “THANK YOU for the vision, commitment and support that you invest in solutions to seniors’ transportation needs.”