Irish Benevolent Society of BC:
Extending a Helping Hand Since 1994
The Irish Benevolent Society of BC is a volunteer non-profit society formed in 1994 society in response to a need for short-term crisis financial support for Irish families and individuals in Metro Vancouver. If you need emergency assistance, reach out. We can help. Applications are welcome from all sectors of the Irish community within BC and can be made by completing this form.
A huge thank you to Blake Williams and all the wonderful musicians who trekked through a major snowstorm on December 18 to support the annual An Irish Christmas fundraiser for the Irish Benevolent Society of BC. They have a regular session at the Wolf & Hound every Sunday night. These are the players:
Jenny on concertina
Peter on fiddle
Michael on fiddle
Craig on guitar
Blake on bodhran
Catherine on fiddle
Mary on fiddle
Hugh on uillean pipes
John on uillean pipes
Kate on banjo (not captured by picture)
Special mention also to storyteller Philomena Jordan who delighted the audience with her lovely Christmas tale.
And finally: To Brian and his team at The Wolf & Hound. They collected .25 cents on every pint of Guinness and presented us with a huge donation that evening. If you're in Vancouver, stop by and say hello at 3617 West Broadway (at Alma) in Vancouver.
Territorial Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge that the Irish Benevolent Society of BC is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. The Irish community we support are located throughout BC, on the traditional lands of many different Indigenous communities. We commit to learning about the rich culture, heritage and traditions of the Host Nations and look forward to working with them in partnership and with respect.
The Irish Benevolent Society of BC (IBSBC) has been helping Irish families and individuals
in Metro Vancouver in need of emergency assistance for over 25 years.
If you need emergency assistance, reach out. We can help.
Applications are welcome from all sectors of the Irish community
within BC and can be made by completing this form.
We can also provide information on other community resources
which might be available to you. All applications are confidential
and you will be contacted to verify your information.