Let's make youth smile again

Our mission

Providing culturally sensitive professional trauma counselling, coupled with educational resources, support services, and advocacy initiatives. Our goal is to empower young adults to reconstruct their lives by offering skill training and career support. 

Our vision

Every young adult with a history of traumatic stress has access to non-cost, culturally sensitive professional counselling that is grounded in evidence-based practices.

Our values

We honor the intrinsic value of every individual, regardless of cultural and ethnic diversity. 


Our programs

We have various programs and services designed specifically for vulnerable youth and young adults.

We facilitate evidence-based trauma counselling and substance use treatment by specialized professionals, offering financial support to fill gaps in government-funded programs. Services are delivered with cultural sensitivity, and we establish partnerships with various healthcare entities to identify eligible individuals.

We offer job training, educational programs, and employment support for youth recovering from psycho-social trauma or substance use, aiding them in developing skills for success in the Canadian job market. Our foundation provides financial support for training and facilitates connections to relevant resources.

We facilitate the enhancement of coping skills and motivation by providing financial support for mindfulness teachings, workshops, and creative pursuits such as woodworking, painting, pottery, sports, and musical instruments.

We support education through grants, job training, tutoring, and after-school programs, fostering success in studies and the achievement of goals.

Support us

Make a difference by getting involved in our mission to empower youth and young adults in British Columbia. Here's how you can help:


Your donation can make a world of difference to a young person in need. By contributing, you are providing hope and healing that can help them to overcome their struggles and achieve a brighter future. Please contact us, and we will gladly assist you in making your generous contribution.

Volunteer with us

If you're passionate about making a direct impact, consider volunteering with us. Your time and dedication can make a profound difference in the lives of vulnerable youth and young adults in British Columbia.

Donate your art

Are you an artist who wants to make a difference? 
Your art possesses the power to create positive change.
Join us in our cause and contribute towards something grander than yourself by donating your artwork.

Fundraisers and Events

Are you interested in hosting an event or fundraising for us?
We appreciate your desire to contribute to our cause and make a difference in the lives of young individuals. 

Meet our Board of Directors

Co-Director & Founder
Dr. Sonia Habibian

Dr. Sonia Habibian possesses a 12-year track record of community involvement and extensive experience working with marginalized populations facing mental health and substance use disorders. Her engagement spans both in-patient and out-patient care within health authorities such as Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health Authorities. Additionally, she has served as a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, contributing to the education of residents and fellows.

Co-Director & Founder
Dr. Parisa Asghari

With 23 years in Canadian post-secondary education and research, Dr. Parisa Asghari is a research faculty member at UBC and an imaging consultant at the UBC Bio Imaging Facility. Beyond her roles, she assists students and immigrants in adapting to new lives, offering guidance on housing, resumes, community involvement, and resourceful schooling. She is a dedicated volunteer for non-profits like MissionPossible, addressing challenges from life trauma to employment barriers.

Dr. Saeed Zavareh

Since 2011, Dr. Saeed Zavareh has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in UBC's Faculty of Medicine, teaching medical students and residents. Simultaneously, he conducts research in Evidence-Based Medicine, practices as an Internal Medicine Specialist in various Lower Mainland hospitals, and brings seven years of experience in rural and addiction medicine, as well as welfare organizations. Additionally, he volunteered for The Iranian Children’s Rights Society in Iran.