Our plan is to Shift gears. To Shift Society.

We are doing this by providing at-risk youth girls the opportunity to get outside and get out on a bike, in a supportive and positive environment.

At Shift Society, we believe that girls are inherently strong, smart and bold, but that they need help overcoming the messages and pressures that make them doubt their self-worth. When girls are encouraged to set attainable goals, explore and dream, they gain confidence; however, there are some girls, those that live under certain conditions out of their control, that may never have the opportunity to chase their dreams or realize their limitless potential.

Our goal in year one is to be able to sponsor at least two at-risk, youth girls in cycling.

To make this happen successfully, we are teaming up with sponsors, donors, role models, coaches and organizations in the Greater Vancouver area, so that we can provide the equipment, training and support a young rider requires.

Our Mission

To empower girls through team work, mentor-ship and dedication, to better themselves and offer them an opportunity to succeed.

Our Vision

An empowered and growing group of young girls, learning to overcome life's obstacles, one pedal at a time.

Our Objectives

To provide young girls with a supportive, fun, challenging team environment where they will have the opportunity to:

  • Get active
  • Be involved in the community
  • Experience healthy competition
  • Realize their strengths
  • Make friends
  • Have positive support
  • Make and achieve goals

Why At-Risk Youth Girls?

Families living in low-income situations have limited access to sports, especially when those sports can appear to cost a great deal of money. According to Statistics Canada, 9.5% of all children aged 18 and under lived in low-income families in Canada, and the child poverty rate is highest, at 12%, in British Columbia (2011).

In 2011, there were over 98,000 single-parent families, and over 8,500 of those families had three or more children (Statistics Canada 2011).

How Can You Help?

Visit our Get Involved page for further information.

Want more information? Please contact us directly if you have any questions or comments.

Our plan is to Shift gears. To Shift Society.

We are doing this by providing at-risk youth girls the opportunity to get outside and get out on a bike, in a supportive and positive environment.

At Shift Society, we believe that girls are inherently strong, smart and bold, but that they need help overcoming the messages and pressures that make them doubt their self-worth. When girls are encouraged to set attainable goals, explore and dream, they gain confidence; however, there are some girls, those that live under certain conditions out of their control, that may never have the opportunity to chase their dreams or realize their limitless potential.

Our goal in year one is to be able to sponsor at least two at-risk, youth girls in cycling.

To make this happen successfully, we are teaming up with sponsors, donors, role models, coaches and organizations in the Greater Vancouver area, so that we can provide the equipment, training and support a young rider requires.

Our Mission

To empower girls through team work, mentor-ship and dedication, to better themselves and offer them an opportunity to succeed.

Our Vision

An empowered and growing group of young girls, learning to overcome life's obstacles, one pedal at a time.

Our Objectives

To provide young girls with a supportive, fun, challenging team environment where they will have the opportunity to:

  • Get active
  • Be involved in the community
  • Experience healthy competition
  • Realize their strengths
  • Make friends
  • Have positive support
  • Make and achieve goals

Why At-Risk Youth Girls?

Families living in low-income situations have limited access to sports, especially when those sports can appear to cost a great deal of money. According to Statistics Canada, 9.5% of all children aged 18 and under lived in low-income families in Canada, and the child poverty rate is highest, at 12%, in British Columbia (2011).

In 2011, there were over 98,000 single-parent families, and over 8,500 of those families had three or more children (Statistics Canada 2011).

How Can You Help?

Visit our Get Involved page for further information.

Want more information? Please contact us directly if you have any questions or comments.