Power To Be began in 1998 with an idea: help people living with a disability or barrier access nature. The idea grew into a community, connecting participants to adventures and supporters to opportunities, collectively redefining our definition of ability.

Based in Victoria and Vancouver, we are a non-profit organization that empowers people to explore their limitless abilities through inclusive adventures rooted in nature. We believe finances shouldn’t prevent anyone from accessing nature, and we work to remove cognitive, physical and social barriers to the outdoors, supporting participants to explore who they are and what they are capable of with the support of our staff, volunteers and each other.

Our Mission

Inspiring youth and families in need of support to discover their limitless abilities through nature-based programs.

Our Values
  • Respect: Practicing inclusiveness and appreciation of everyone.
  • Integrity: Building trust through accountability.
  • Innovation: Creating opportunities to grow and sustain our impact of excellence.
Why We Do It

We want to be known around the world for creating unimagined possibilities through inclusive adventures rooted in nature. We believe everyone should experience a sense of inclusion and community, regardless of age, gender or the barriers they face. We believe physical activity and time outdoors is paramount to health and happiness, and that no one should be excluded from nature, recreation or friends for any reason.

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