Family Dinner poster: an old diner sits on top of a mountain at night against a navy blue sky with neon lettering that reads "Zero Ceilling's Family Dinner Friday December 3 2021". There are trees decorated with shining Christmas lights next to the diner.


Born in 1997, in 2022 Zero Ceiling are celebrating our 25th birthday!

For the last 25 years, we’ve been fighting youth homelessness and empowering young adults. And we couldn’t have done it without you. This fall, celebrate by joining us for our 25th Birthday Family Dinner, taking part in a fundraiser, or even throwing your own.

CELEBRATE WITH US

25th Birthday Family Dinner 

Presented by Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Born in 1997. 25 years young. We’re throwin’ it back to our ’90s roots to celebrate 25 years of ending youth homelessness together.

Join us for Family Dinner, ‘90s style! We’ll bring the food, fun, and Family Dinner. You bring your fanny packs, freshest dance moves, and throw-back fashion!

When: Friday, October 14th, 6:30-9:30 PM

Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Woodlands Rooftop Terrace

What: 90’s theme! Wear your best throw-back fashion, get jiggy with it to live music and 90s tunes, and feast at our Family Dinner buffet prepared by Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Help us raise funds by taking part in our Silent Auction, Raffle, 50/50 and more!

Early Bird Ticket sales launch on August 18, 2022. Stay tuned!

A graphic with the words "Zero Ceiling's 25th Birthday Family Dinner at the Fairmont". The graphic evokes the 1990s on a backdrop of a mountain and forest at night

FUNDRAISE FOR ZERO CEILING

The staff team at Escape! Whistler pose for a photo. Every year they organize two fundraisers for Zero Ceiling.

At Zero Ceiling, our community has always been crucial to our success. From the first supporters donating jackets and pants for our day visit program, to local businesses who throw annual fundraisers today: we couldn’t do it without you. Whether you’re offering your services by donation, throwing a charity trail running race, or asking your family and friends to donate on your birthday, you’re helping us build our vision of a brighter future.

If you’d like to fundraise for Zero Ceiling in our 25th anniversary year, we can help! Download our Fundraise for Zero Ceiling kit for guidance, support, and advice on throwing a successful fundraiser. Our Development Team are always happy to help too: simply reach out to Lizi McLoughlin at lizi@zeroceiling.org for support.

OUR PARTNER EVENTS

Runners setting off on the Brandywine Boogie, a 9km trail race that raises money for Zero Ceiling and other non-profits

Brandywine Boogie

A beautiful 10km trail run from Cheakamus to Cal Cheak Campground on the Sea To Sky trail. The race is point-to-point, mainly on level gravel tracks with some single track and mainly downhill. You will cross a beautiful bridge, run through diverse landscapes, and generally be blown away by the natural beauty.

The Brandywine Boogie is organized by the members of Rotary Whistler Millennium Club and 100% of profits go directly to charity. When booking, choose which charity you would like your money to go to!

  • Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium Youth Exchange
  • Zero Ceiling
  • Worca

Start location: Bayly Park, Cheakamus
Finish location: Cal Cheak Recreation Campground

THANK YOU to our co-sponsors Helly Hansen Whistler and Whistler Creek Athletic Club!

PAST EVENTS

A graphic which says "Zero Ceiling 25th Anniversary: Ending Youth Homelessness". The text is overlaid on a brightly coloured, 90s-inspired abstract background

25 Years of Zero Ceiling: Open House and AGM

Join us to celebrate the first 25 years of Zero Ceiling and share our vision for the future. We’re launching our 25th Anniversary celebrations at our Open House and AGM. Registration is free and we’d love to see all Zero Ceiling supporters, past and present!

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Time: 5.00 – 6.30pm (arrive 4.45pm)

Location: Istken Hall, Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

The staff team at Escape! Whistler pose for a photo. Every year they organize two fundraisers for Zero Ceiling.

Escape! and Dine Deal

From our incredible long-term partners at Escape! Whistler:

“Our Escape! and Dine deal is back! Monday to Thursday this spring, we have teamed up with our friends at Pangea Pod Hotel to offer a fun and delicious night out, all while supporting our favourite local non-profit, ZERO CEILING. Included in the low price of just $44 + tax, you get…

  • one Escape Room adventure at Escape! Whistler
  • one flatbread of your choice at The Living Room (Pangea Pod Hotel)
  • one beer or highball at The Living Room (Pangea Pod Hotel)
  • tip for the staff at The Living Room

To support our pals at Zero Ceiling, a $5 donation will be added to the package price and will be given directly to this amazing organization once the deal is over.”

Book your Escape and Dine deal now on the Escape! Whistler website.

Altitude Sports

Alti-Action

Grab a great deal on your summer sports kit and support Zero Ceiling along the way! From May 24 – 30, donate $15 to Altitude Sports’ Alti-Action campaign and you’ll receive a $30 credit to spend in their online store.

Alti-Action supports partner organizations that “protect the environment, help in-need youth, make the outdoors more inclusive, and assist humanitarian missions worldwide”. We’ve been lucky enough to be supported by Alti-Action since 2018 and we’re grateful to be part of the action again this year!

LEARN MORE

A photograph of the Zero Ceiling team. They are dressed in bright colours and standing in front of a bright mural by Chilli Thom

Where We’re Going: Our Strategic Plan 2022-26

In the last five years, we have grown rapidly. We now operate our own supportive housing, have expanded our supportive employment program to work with over a dozen local employers, and provide comprehensive 24/7 support to young people in our programs, with a focus on mental wellness.

This Strategic Plan provides a framework for ensuring that Zero Ceiling is sustainable and progressive, inside and out. It speaks not just to our programs and services, but to human resources, financial practices, fund development, partnerships, community building, and advocacy.

Our Latest Research: Work 2 Live

“They do care and they let you know that they do care about you. I needed people around in my life that really cared about that what I was doing was important.” Zero Ceiling Graduate interviewed for this report.

Since 2017, we’ve worked with Royal Roads University to understand and improve our Work 2 Live program. This latest report, based on interviews with program participants and graduates, offers 16 recommendations to improve outcomes for young adults. We are working towards implementing these recommendations, a process which has already improved our services dramatically. Read the report to hear our participants explain what they need, in their own words.

An exploration of young people’s experiences of homelessness and the Work 2 Live program.