The Culture of Care, Community and Belonging:
From what we earn, we believe that it is in good practice to give back to those who are in need and looking for support, including our families, communities, friends and elders. We are all in this journey of life together and share in our defeats, victories, losses and gains. When stepping back and looking at the bigger picture, it becomes clear that the whole universe is our family and it’s our responsibility to try and repay it. Therefore, we must look beyond religions, backgrounds, nationalities, or other personal preferences, and instead reach out to those in need, share what we have and develop a culture of care. Generosity can lead to many positive outcomes and can have an effect on people beyond what we see. Below are the efforts made by Gurdeep to provide service to his community, and express his gratitude and appreciation.
- Donated to Care Canada for supporting COVID-19 patients.
- Donated to Orange Day in Canada for Every Child Matters.
- Donated to Yukon Farmers whose greenhouse was broken apart by a tornado.
- Donated to Red Cross, Canada.
- Donated to Whitehorse Food Bank.
- Donated to Yukon Trappers Association (Donation with love for Valerie and Adele’s family. Valerie and her child Adele lost lives to a heart-beaking bear attack in the Yukon’s wilderness) | November 29, 2018.
- Donated to the Yukon artist Fawn’s music to support her CD release.
- Donated to the Yukon singer Kim to support her music CD release dream.
- Donated to Khalsa Aid food drive at the Canadian Food Banks.
- Donated to a Yukoner, Jeszika to support her dreams to attend dance classes.
- Donated to Yukon Hospital Foundation to support Yukon Hospitals.
- Donated to Concussion Cafe Yukon, a Yukon organization supporting people suffering from concussions.
- Donated to a friend who started a 3500 km hike-cum-walk to raise funds for mental health.
- Donated to a young, Yukon fiddle group to support their CD making dreams (The Watershed: A COVID-19 )
- Donated to Jordan in support of the Whitehorse Food Bank during the pandemic.
- Donated to a family in need, whose child suddenly fell to a coma and was taken to intensive care at the South Health Campus in Calgary.
- Also donated to some others who prefer anonymity.
- Volunteered for “Run-for-Mom” in Whitehorse, Yukon
- Volunteered for Canadian Armed Forces
- Volunteered for Royal Canadian Navy
- Volunteered for Kidney Walk 2019 – The Kidney Foundation of Canada
- Volunteered for Nepal Floods Fundraiser in Whitehorse, Yukon
- Volunteered for Consent Crew, Whitehorse, Dawson City (Yukon) and Atlin, BC
- Volunteered for Whitehorse Minor Hockey for Good Deeds Cup
- Volunteered for RCMP Yukon in Whitehorse
- Volunteered for United Way Breakfast in Whitehorse
- Volunteered for Whitehorse Food Bank
- Volunteered for Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Division
- Volunteered for Run for Life, a Yukon based non-profit.
- During our 2018 Bhangra performance, created by Gurdeep, Yukon’s charities raised over $1500 through a silent auction that was held to benefit local, non-profit societies. The proceeds from this event went to the Yukon Humane Society, along with Little Footprints, Big Steps, in appreciation of the launch of their new thrift store Whitehorse Yukon Community Thrift Store. All of the items they had brought onto their tables quickly sold out.
- Organized Charity Bhangra Event to raise funds for Whitehorse Outreach Van, a free service by Many Rivers Counselling
Contributions made in the form of making free (or highly discounted) videos or classes:
- Kids Help Phone – Free video
- Video for a sick patient in a BC hospital (anonymous) – Free video
- Scouts Canada – Highly discounted session
- BC Nurses Union – Highly discounted session
- Ontario Nurses – Free video
- First Clap Ontario – Free video
- Video for a mother who lost her son in an accident in eastern Canada (anonymous) – Free video
- Video for someone whose parent is in a BC hospital due to Covid for a long time (anonymous) – Free video
Donations during the Pandemic (currently donating 25% from online class earnings to COVID-19 relief)
Thank You Letter from Kids Help Phone Canada: