Our Work

Have a look at what we've accomplished so far.
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APRIL

Formed a team under the name 'HP-TIE'

 

MAY

Competed in the Anu and Naveen Jain Women's Safety XPRIZE (until November), where we began researching for and designing our idea

JULY

Shared our progress for the first time with local media

 

OCTOBER

Expanded the team

 

NOVEMBER

Had a social-media-based campaign to bring awareness to the imminence of threats to personal security- especially for women

 

Launched our first fundraiser by selling EMPOWER SAFETY wristbands. Proceeds helped us fund project costs as we worked on our idea into the new year.

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DECEMBER

Ran the month-long #StandForSafety campaign, where students shared their stance on the importance of safety.

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OCTOBER

Changed the name of our mobile platform on safety to BOLT in October 2019, a rebranding to better reflect the importance of speed when it comes to safety.

NOVEMBER

Shared our story with local media!

DECEMBER

Launch event for the BOLT platform on the 18th on UBC's Vancouver campus.

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JANUARY

Officially launched the BOLT space on the WIX mobile app on January 1st, 2020 (way to ring in the new year)!

FEBRUARY

Announced a collaboration with the Vancouver Police Department.

APRIL

Ran the #Bolt4Love campaign to promote connectedness and positivity during physical distancing health regulations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MAY

Expanded our team.

JUNE

Launch of a spotlight series on our blog, The Hub, called 'Spotlight: Perspectives', to increase the opportunity for members of our community to start conversations about issues that matter to them.

JULY

On 07-07-2020 we officially registered federally as a not-for-profit corporation in Canada.

AUGUST

On the 31st, we launched the pilot stage of our 'Safe Hubs' initiative, funded by a grant from TakingItGlobal, The Government of Canada, and Canada Service Corps.

SEPTEMBER

In addition to donating care and essential supplies to local women's shelters, we were also featured in several media sources to talk about our Safe Hubs initiative.

OCTOBER

We launched the 'backyards with bolt' series (available on YouTube and IGTV, plus an extended version for members of our free platform), where we interview members of our community to talk all things related to safety, well-being, and other topics related to violence and abuse.

Operational Costs

Now that you've learned a bit more about our work, we welcome your support of our initiative.
In an effort to increase transparency about our operations, this is a rough breakdown of our annual costs, and what funding and donations go towards.
As a fully volunteer-run team, we truly value your support in helping us improve and increase our initiatives and projects.
Together, let's build safer communities.
ROUGH BREAKDOWN OF RECURRING ANNUAL COSTS:
$1,000
This helps us keep our platforms and content up and running on a yearly basis, including our website plan and domain, and legal protection (like trademarking).
$1,000
This helps us improve our existing platforms and content, and develop new projects. Just some of our initiatives include our free mobile platform with tips and resources, and our Safe Hubs project, where we're creating safer spaces in our communities for domestic abuse victims and survivors. We have also worked with women's shelters by donating care products and essential supplies to support their efforts to create safer spaces for women in unsafe domestic environments.
TOTAL FUNDRAISING GOAL (2020):
$2,000
If you are able to donate, we are accepting e-transfers of any amount to boltsafety@gmail.com 

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BOLT Safety Society is a federally registered not-for-profit corporation, est. 07-07-2020.

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We are a fully youth volunteer-run federal not-for-profit corporation in Canada, working towards safer communities for all. Our team acknowledges that we conduct our service, work, and operations on the traditional and unceded territory of First Nations people. Our head office is situated on the land of the Coast Salish, sc̓əwaθenaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsawwassen), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Kwantlen, Stz'uminus, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people.

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