Founded in 2012 by Mark Brand, ‘A Better Life Foundation’ (ABLF) strives to support people in need. The overarching goal of the Foundation is to raise critical funds towards providing food security to women, children, and those in assisted living as well as provide job training and employment opportunities for the community at large. By looking for and working towards sustainable solutions, ABLF aims to contribute towards meaningful change.
By working as a coordinated group, our strategy is to develop a community database that outlines access to affordable food and to secure donations to help stop wastage and maximize resources. Believing that creating food security is multifaceted, ABLF is committed to integrating food provision with job training and supportive employment to create sustainable communities. Our board is made up of strong community members,
from a very diverse background, approaching the problems that our neighbourhoods face from all angles.Through the creation of new blueprints and synergies between for profit, not for profit, government agencies and charitable organizations to name a few, we can uncover solutions to test locally and share globally. We’d love you to join us.
Meet Our Board MembersVIEW ALL
Mark Brand is one of Canada’s most recognized social entrepreneurs. Having successfully created 11 businesses in Vancouver, he has become a prominent example of a new generation of leadership that focuses on passion and purpose.
Jennifer Johnstone is President & CEO of Central City Foundation, an organization that has been working to improve the lives of neighbours in need in Vancouver’s inner city since 1907.
Franco is a caring and committed leader. He is the co-founding partner of Capital Core Financial, Inc., and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his 13 years as senior financial advisor with the Caligiuri Financial Group.
Marissa is a passionate and highly driven leader with over 12 years of experience in the field of finance. As Co-Founder of Capital Core Financial, Marissa helps her clients overcome their emotional limitations.
Our initiatives & goals
A Better Life’s mandate is to Feed, Train & Employ. We do this is in a variety of conventional and unconventional ways. Our current focus is on, but not exclusive to, these 4 major targets.