Meet Gillie, the Coach Who Makes Every Step Count

Gillie with her team

Over 500 people have run, walked, and jogged to a healthier life with Gillie’s help. Now she needs yours.

Fitness makes a lot of people uncomfortable, but Gillie Easdon has inspired hundreds of people to overcome the stigma of homelessness, mental illness and addictions and make positive change in their lives, one step at a time.

It has not been easy. Gillie’s work bridges the gap between health and poverty, but precisely because it fits directly in neither category Every Step Counts has operated for the past 5 years without government funding and consistently faces funding shortfalls.

That’s why we need your help. Every Step Counts needs the support of people like you to ensure Gillie is there for the people who need her.

  • a gift of $56.25 prepares a healthy meal for the whole team
  • a gift of $116.92 provides the space and equipment for one of four weekly runs
  • A gift of $176.38 purchases fitness gear for one of our runners
  • A gift of $469.64 pays the total costs of one session out of 208 each year!

Click the DONATE button above to give online, or call 250-414-4790 to donate by phone.

Not only will your gifts help keep Gillie’s team running, your donations help us prove that Every Step Counts is valued by our community to local businesses, community funders and government agencies.

You can also support Every Step Counts by coming out to events throughout the year. Look for us at the Times Colonist 10K, the Goodlife Fitness Marathon, and Run or Dye this year for more opportunities to donate, volunteer, and cheer on the courageous people who run with us each week.

On behalf of Gillie Easdon, the Every Step Counts team, and all of us here at Cool Aid, thank you for helping us come closer to ending homelessness in our community, one step at a time.