BDO Canada LLP

BDO is one of the nation’s leading providers of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services. With strengths firmly rooted in the communities we serve, our professionals deliver highly individualized services informed by deep industry knowledge and nearly 100 years of experience working in local markets throughout the country. And with resources across Canada and around the world, BDO provides seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with international needs.

BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax, and advisory firms that performs professional services under the name of BDO. With nearly 65,000 people working out of more than 1,400 offices in over 150 countries, the network generates worldwide revenue of $7.30 billion

BDO is proud to sponsor Taste The World and the causes it supports. The global stats on health are heartbreaking and to support an event like this that has such an impactful difference to the lives and health of children is a passion of our partners and staff.

– Deborah Graystone, National Leader Private Client Tax Services, BDO Canada LLP, 2017 Event Sponsor

Since 1976, the Strand organization has acquired, developed and financed a portfolio of real estate assets with a combined value of more than $5 billion. Strand has been actively involved in a number of real estate sectors, including: the development and acquisition of multi-family garden style and highrise apartments and condominium projects; single family land and housing development; the development of multi-unit warehouse projects; and the acquisition of office building properties; and, the provision of mortgage financing to developers for residential and commercial developments throughout North America.

While Strand has maintained a relatively low profile, consistent with the philosophy of its major shareholders and financial partners, Strand has developed an established reputation for successful real estate investment. Strand is structured to undertake a volume of business throughout several regions in North America from its head office in Vancouver, Canada and regional offices in the southeastern and western United States.


Rand & Fowler Insurance

Rand & Fowler Insurance was established in 1882 and has served the Vancouver community continuously since that time. We are proud of our long standing history in the community and look forward to serving our clients for generations to come.

Today, just like Vancouver has grown since 1882 so has Rand and Fowler. We currently offer dedicated client service from five separate locations throughout Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam. All of our offices provide comprehensive Insurance services for automobiles, motorcycles, homes, condo’s and tenant insurance. In addition, we provide specialized services for marine insurance, business insurance, travel insurance and all types of Life Insurance; including group benefit plans, disability and critical illness insurance.

We have grown but we still provide the personalized service our clients deserve and our proud to provide our “Client First” pledge.

Pacific Group Wealth Management

Pacific Group Wealth Management is a leading investment advisory firm, providing financial planning and wealth management services to affluent clientele. Our focus is on building long-term relationships with our clients, allowing us to identify and achieve life and retirement goals unique to every individual.

Founded by Darren Pedersen, the firm boasts over twenty years of experience in the financial industry. Our knowledge, technological savvy and range of services enable us to create advanced financial strategies. Whether investment, retirement or insurance planning, we work closely with clients to match them with the appropriate financial services and products. Our solutions create financial security and peace of mind throughout each stage of life.

We work with individuals, families and business owners that value our pragmatic and long-term planning approach.

HollisWealth® is a division of Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. (iA Securities), a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC). iA Securities is a trade name and business name under which Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. operates.


Words From Past Sponsors:

Every kid deserves to grow up healthy. Having witnessed children mired in poverty, this cause stuck a chord.

– Chris Catliff, President and CEO, BlueShore Financial, Past Event Sponsor

My colleague, Mark Richards has traveled extensively in south east Asia and in fact, spent several weeks in Myanmar just last year, where he saw firsthand the need for this this type  of medical support, in this part of the world. We felt this event gave us an opportunity to help make a small difference in the lives of children who really need it, but who may not garner the attention of the media to accentuate their cause. The fact that this event promises to be a great social get-together and includes wine, is just a  bonus!

– Chris Forman CEO of Porchlight Financial, Past Event Sponsor

We are honoured to be a part of TTW.  Through my own personal health experiences I’ve realized the importance of  quality healthcare for all. TTW is an opportunity to network with friends and associates and give back to an organization that fosters similar beliefs and produces such tangible results. The work they do is an inspirational model of philanthropic giving

– Darren Pedersen, Senior Investment Advisor, HollisWealth, Past Event Sponsor