Alive Publishing Group Helps Promote Sustainable Solutions for People in Need with Donation to Vancouver's A Better Life Foundation

VANCOUVER, Oct. 14, 2015 /CNW/ -  Alive Publishing Group (APG), Canada's leading provider of natural health and wellness education and the publisher of Canada's largest monthly natural health magazine, alive, is once again giving back to the community with a donation of $20,000 to Vancouver's A Better Life Foundation (ABLF) over the Thanksgiving long weekend.

ABLF works to facilitate empowerment and a sense of well-being for those who are currently struggling with addictions and mental illness. By providing food security, education and employment training, ABLF supports individuals while strengthening the quality of community life on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside—Canada's most impoverished neighbourhood.

"This generous $20,000 donation to ABLF from Alive Publishing Group will go directly toward creating meaningful change on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside," says Mark Brand, Founder of ABLF. "These funds will directly help to relieve poverty by first providing nutritious meals to those in need, and second, by providing job skills, training opportunities and job placement assistance to those with barriers to traditional employment."

"APG and ABLF align perfectly in their mutual desires to help educate and empower those who are open to changing their lives for the better," says Ryan Benn, Publisher and President of APG. "When we can help those in need to find new and empowering ways to advance their personal security around food and employment, we extend our corporate values beyond ourselves and have a direct impact on the community at large."

Alive Publishing Group is based in Richmond, BC, and provides natural health and wellness education, news and support across 16 different consumer- and industry-facing products and services. Now into its 41st year, APG is a Canadian success story maintaining a strong and successful business model at a time when publishing around the globe sees its influence waning. APG has met that challenge head-on and diversified its content properties to ensure a solid future as a go-to content provider in the natural health category across the world.

SOURCE Alive Publishing Group Inc.

Image with caption: "Alive Publishing Group (APG) gives thanks to A Better Life Foundation (ABLF) with $20,000 to help those in need on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Pictured (left to right): APG's Colleen Grant and Stuart Harries, ABLF's Mark Brand, APG's Ryan Benn and Ellen Wheeler. (CNW Group/Alive Publishing Group Inc.)". Image available at:

For further information: visit or call APG's Jane Griffiths at 604.295.9333 x611

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