Prevent Identity Theft and Support Every Step Counts



Thanks to the biggest turnout ever to the Better Business Bureau‘s shredder fundraiser, you raised over $3,000 to help keep Every Step Counts running and walking for another year! Thank you so very much.


As days grow longer and sunnier and fresh breezes herald the newness of spring, our thoughts turn to cleaning and the casting off of clutter. With this in mind, the Better Business Bureau is providing a convenient opportunity to shred your expired, sensitive documents.

Protect your identity and help a worthy cause by participating in “Secure Your ID Day” on Friday April 11 at Tillicum Centre. This secure service is offered for free or by donation, with all proceeds going to Every Step Counts, a fitness program created by Cool Aid and the Victoria Foundation.

As the skies clear, the grass turns a deeper shade of green, and cherry blossoms scatter their delicate petals on the streets of Victoria like so much fragrant confetti, it’s easy to forget that the streets are not always so idyllic for individuals who face identity theft, housing issues, addiction, and mental health challenges.

Every Step Counts lends friendly, non-judgemental support while facilitating fitness activities in a group setting. With the help of volunteers, recruits, and community participants, the group gathers four times each week for stretching, walking, and running for health; the sharing of healthy snacks and a safe, positive community goes even further to foster a sense of belonging, nourishment, and reward.

Visit us at Tillicum Centre on Friday April 11 (in the parking lot outside Old Navy) with up to five boxes or bags of confidential paper documents to shred between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. All individuals and small businesses are welcome. Celebrate spring by decluttering while helping people in need make strides towards wellness—because Every Step Counts!