The BCHF is currently receiving many requests for assistance from individuals who are experiencing loss of income due to the impact of COVID-19.
It is necessary, therefore, for me to remind everyone of our organization’s mission.
The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is a registered charity that raises funds to provide assistance to hospitality industry workers in financial crisis due to an extraordinary health condition. We have, for example, given grants to individuals following kidney transplants, life-changing accidents, and terminal cancer diagnoses. In addition, we offer a scholarship program to foster the development of the next generation of hospitality industry leaders.
The BCHF receives no government funding, and we work hard to raise the funds necessary to do what we do. We should not be considered in the light of an insurance policy for individuals who are out of work.
We are reviewing applications for assistance as they arrive, on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with our mandate.
For all of us, taking responsibility for our mental health is imperative at this time. We will shortly be adding some suggested activities to our website, to help promote mental wellbeing.
Best wishes to all during this difficult period.