Clients and Projects
TEA Social Communications is proud to partner with organizations that are making meaningful impacts in their communities. Learn more about our clients and projects below.
Aunt Leah's Foundation
Aunt Leah’s Foundation works in partnership with Aunt Leah’s Place, to build and operate a stock of affordable housing for young people aging out of foster care and young families who are at risk of losing custody of their children to the foster care system.
Aunt Leah’s Foundation has undertaken the redevelopment of the original Aunt Leah’s House. The newly constructed house opened in early 2023, providing shelter and services for up to 5 moms and their babies in the upstairs living space and a semi-independent apartment. The project was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home program, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund, and the Government of British Columbia’s Community Gaming Grants Capital Projects program, as well as a number of generous private donors.
BC Non-Profit Housing Association
In May 2021, BCNPHA in partnership with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association released their COVID-19 Vaccination Guide for Housing Providers. TEA Social Communications provided the virtual guide's graphic design. View the complete guide online.
Crack-Up Comedy Festival/ Arctic Comedy Festival
One fateful night in 2003 two friends came up with an idea for an Ottawa comedy show to support mental health. That night, Cracking-Up the Capital was born. Crackup Comedy Festival is a registered, Canadian not-for-profit run by passionate supporters of mental health —from all walks of life.
Crackup also produces the Arctic Comedy Festival, a nationally recognized Comedy Festival in the Arctic with events in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon. Their programming supports and promotes Canadian, Indigenous talent, while supporting those Canadian communities in need via event ancillary funds and donations benefiting positive mental health. The Arctic Comedy Festival provides opportunities that bring the best of Canadian comedy to Arctic communities, through fostering new talent and introducing Arctic comedians to communities and audiences across the country. The Festival respects and works within local cultural and community norms through partnerships with local organizations and volunteers. Funding support is provided by corporate sponsorships, private donations, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Create Vancouver Society
VMF was formed in 2016 with a vision to transform the way art is experienced in Vancouver. It has evolved from a grassroots street festival into a world-class, multi-media art consultancy and production agency. VMF produces the annual Vancouver Mural Festival and VMF Winter Arts. Throughout the year, they also collaborate with clients and community groups on arts-driven projects. To date, VMF has created over 400+ murals and continues to reimagine public art and events in Vancouver.
Program funding is provided by Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, PacifiCan, FACTOR, CreativeBC, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, Port of Vancouver, and many more.
Creative Centre Society for Mental Wellness
Creative Centre Society for Mental Wellness is a non-profit organization focusing on healthy living. They provide rehabilitation and recovery-based programs and services which support people who live with a severe and persistent mental illness.
Creative Centre Society has been serving the mental health needs of the people of the Fraser Valley since 1979. Their philosophy focuses on health rather than illness with programs designed to assist individuals to restore and maintain their confidence and well-being. Our objective is to provide programs for adults recovering from mental illnesses with a focus on recovery, quality of life and community integration. The Society operates 2 clubhouses, Abby House in Abbotsford and Cheamview Clubhouse in Chilliwack. They also have staff in the communities of Hope, Chilliwack, Mission, Agassiz and Abbotsford that work one on one with mental health clients in the community.
Eastside Studios/ ManUp Drag
Eastside Studios is a queer women and trans-owned event production company, specializing in drag and live music events in unconventional and pop-up spaces. Borne of its precursor, Man Up Productions, Eastside Studios is home to some of the city's most loved queer shows, such as Man Up, Rhythm of the Night, Late Afternoon Snack, Level Up, Ricecake, Hotlatch, and more. Proud to host almost exclusively queer and trans organizers and curators, Eastside has established itself as a cornerstone of the local queer community, and launching pad for new and emerging queer organizers, drag artists, deejays, dancers, and more. Since Eastside’s inception in 2018, they’ve placed special emphasis on supporting and mentoring QTBIPOC organizers in creating their own events. While queer events have historically focused largely on drag talent, deejays have always been the backbone of all their programming, and they’ve been actively expanding live music offerings. The biggest step to this was with Up & Up Fest, a queer live music and drag festival over Vancouver Pride weekend (2022).
Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association
FRAFCA provides a broad range of effective programs and services, consistent with their mission to foster the health and well-being of urban Indigenous people in the Fraser Salish Region by providing culturally relevant services, support, and advocacy. These include supporting the most vulnerable Indigenous youth, Elders, and families to meet their needs for disability services, food security, housing and homelessness support, health and wellness, and more. During COVID-19, FRAFCA has seen an increase in demand for essential services and support, particularly in the areas of food security, health care, and housing. In the past year, FRAFCA served approximately 650 individuals and families. They are one of the few agencies in Surrey that has remained open without interruption to their services throughout the pandemic.
New View Society
Since 1973, New View Society has strived to create an environment for growth and recovery for individuals challenged by severe and persistent mental illness living in the Tri-Cities. By providing holistic, integrated programming and support in the areas of Housing, Employment, Social Recreation, and Personal Growth; New View Society is supporting more than 600 individuals annually on their journey to live, work, learn and be a part of their community.
TEA Social Communications is proud to support the programs and services New View Society provides in the Tri-Cities. As part of New View's 50th Anniversary, the Society has more than doubled their housing capacity available to members, and will soon be providing In-Home support and services for senior members. Funding support has been provided by private donors, BC Housing, Economic & Social Development Canada, and local community foundations.
Non-Judgmental Recovery Society
The Non-Judgmental Recovery Society strives to meet people where they are at in their Recovery Journey and in their communities through their Outreach Program. Every week NJRS staff and volunteers connect with clients in Maple Ridge and Mission to provide Resource Referrals, Community Care Packs, Naloxone Training, Naloxone Access, and Support. NJRS’ Outreach Program is building meaningful Connections and a Community that Promotes Recovery and Holistic Wellness.
Pacific North Coast Development Society
PNCDS’ mission is to develop a sustainable entry-level, low income, family and multiple senior housing community in Thornhill, BC. The community will be designed to implement programs that allow for inter-generational and inter-cultural transfer of knowledge for community benefit as well as assist in building capacity for the healthcare system in benefit of; the general public, First Nation Communities, new immigrants, persons with special needs, low-income families, and seniors. Additionally, PNCDS is looking at developing a program to assist foster children aging out as a huge proportion end up on street and in that way contribute in reducing homeless issue. The community will be self-sustaining through green energy and technology infrastructure projects that will have a positive impact on the environment and provide employment opportunities both during construction and permanently in operation for residents of Canada.
Progressive Housing Society
Since 1981, Progressive Housing Society has provided support services to adults living with mental health issues and/or at-risk of homelessness. They believe in empowering people to live well; helping clients with their basic needs while also helping them to live as independently as possible in the community. Access to food, shelter, and healthcare is essential, but Progressive Housing also help clients to develop and maintain life skills. All of their programs are designed to support clients with their individual needs and preferences in mind.