At Radius Security we invest in community matters because Community Matters. We are proud to support the following initiatives:
Vulnerable Youth Grant
We established the Vulnerable Youth Grant in 2017 to invest in programs and services for at-risk youth in our community. A dedicated committee of Vancouver Fire and Radius Security employees carefully select eligible organizations and assess the impact of their programs in the light of the Grant's mandate of helping vulnerable youth to create positive, lasting relationships, and become leaders in their communities..
The 2017 Vulnerable Youth Grant has been awarded to The Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks (the Fed).
The Fed provides advocacy, empowerment, and connection to BC youth aged 14-24 in the foster care system. "Alumni" of this youth-driven program sit on its board. Vancouver Fire and Radius Security's 2017 donation will fund one of the Fed's bi-annual youth retreats. Participants will develop leadership skills, connections and strong family-like bonds. Beyond our donation, we look forward to finding further ways of supporting this important organization and the programs they provide.
For more information on the Fed, or to donate, please visit their website.
In 2018, the grant will be divided among a first place winner, a second-place winner and a youth from the Fed, PLEA or JHS.
John Howard Society
Thanks to our effective Redhanded™ remote guarding system, our clients see many criminals tried and convicted.
Radius Security is also committed to stopping crime before it starts and minimizing its impact on the communities we serve. That’s why we’re proud to support the John Howard Society--a non-profit organization that promotes crime reduction, prison reform, and effective societal re-entry for offenders.
Over the 2017 holiday season, our employees also helped assemble and distribute JHS care packages to the downtown east side.
"I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve at the John Howard Society over the holiday season. My children and I gained a valuable life experience by becoming aware of needs of the people of the downtown eastside. Our eyes were opened to this great need in our own backyard. We were humbled by the expression of gratitude from those less fortunate."
-- Vancouver Fire and Radius Security volunteer
Surrey Food Bank
At Radius Security, we are proud to work with the Surrey Food Bank. This amazing organization supports 12 to 14,000 people each month. And 41% of those clients are children. That’s between 4,900 and 5,700 kids coping with some of life’s greatest challenges. The Surrey Food Bank not only feeds, but also provides programs and services for the most vulnerable in our community. That's a natural match for Radius Security's philosophy of empowering vulnerable community members to make better choices.
In 2016, Vancouver Fire and Radius Security raised $5,883 and donated almost 1,150 pounds of food. These results put Vancouver Fire and Radius Security in the top 10 of the 246 companies that held Holiday Food and Fund Drives for the Surrey Food Bank that year. Not bad for a first try.
For its encore, the company tripled its funds raised to $16,305.44 in 2017. And again, an enthusiastic crew volunteerd at the distribution centre. Following the holiday campaign, the Surrey Food Bank sent us a letter describing their valuable work and their appreciation for community partners like Radius Security.
Ariel Paguia Scholarship
2017 Scholarship Recipient Daniel Nottingham.
Ariel Paguia, a well-loved employee and member of the Radius Security family, lost his battle with cancer on September 22, 2008. He joined Radius Security in 2005, serving with distinction in our service department, and was greatly respected by his colleagues for his kind spirit, dedication to his work, and devotion to his family.
The Ariel Paguia Scholarship works to recognize similar qualities in the family members of company employees, and assist them in their pursuit of post-secondary education.
Congratulations to the 2017 recipient, Daniel Nottingham who is two years into his degree in journalism from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, with a 3.67 GPA. Congratulations are also due to our runner up, Benjamin Carris, who is pursuing a degree at McGill University in Chemical Engineering. We are so proud to be supporting these two young students in their academic endeavours.
Download the application for the Ariel Paguia Scholarship.