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Kindness Meters


noun kind·ness \ˈkīn(d)-nəs\

Simple Definition of kindness

: the quality or state of being kind

: a kind act

In April of 2016 the City of Dawson Creek in partnership with TransCanada launched the Kindness Meter Initiative.  The Kindness Meters are located in 4 locations around Dawson Creek and are refurbished parking meters.  Every 6 months two local community groups who applied (application below) are picked to receive the funds collected over the time period and TransCanada will then in turn match the funds for those groups up to $10,000.  

We recently presented our first cheques to both South Peace Community Resource Society (SPCRS) and the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation with $587.20 going to each group.  Overall our first term with the Kindness Meters was a huge success and we are excited to announce that our next two recipients are KidSport and Younglife.  

“Thank you so much for choosing KidSport Dawson Creek for the Kindness Meters Initiative. We believe every child deserves to experience the positive benefits of organized sport. With the growing volume of applications, having these donations will contribute to making a difference in a child’s life. All proceeds go directly to funding children in our Community to play a variety of sports. Since 2010 we have sponsored 80 children into the sport of their choice. Again thank you for letting us be a part of this initiative.”

~Dawson Creek KidSport 

“Young Life Dawson Creek, is very thankful and appreciative for the Kindness Meters Initiative.  All donations received will go directly into our budget to continue our work with Youth in Dawson Creek.  Our leaders volunteer in public schools providing support for teachers, counsellors and administration staff.  Coming along side teens being an example and giving them support in their lives.”

~Young Life Dawson Creek

“We are grateful to be selected for the Kindness Meters Initiative. The donations will help us continue raising funds for crucial healthcare equipment and services, which enables the Dawson Creek and District Hospital to offer the finest care possible for patients and their families.”

~Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation

“The South Peace Community Resources Society values the innovative idea of kindness meters that the Mayor and City has come up with.  We appreciate that the Mayor and City are finding ways to give back to the non-profits in Dawson Creek and it’s great we have a chance to be the first organization to receive kindness meter donations.  We plan on using the donations in our youth and family programs.”

~South Peace Community Resources Society 



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Kindness Meter Application Form



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