Archive for October, 2009


In 1989 Joe Roberts aka The Skidrow CEO left Vancouver’s downtown eastside behind him and went on to recovery, school and success in business. Today as a volunteer Joe shares his journey with youth everywhere on the dangers of making poor choices and the life it can lead to.

The Push for Change Foundation is dedicated to helping educate and empower young people to live their dreams and avoid the mistakes that can lead to homelessness and addiction.

Important when considering any speaker is their past track record.

Click on the links below to see PDF copies of Joe’s testimonials.


Apex 1   Apex 2   Apex 3  Port Moody   Seycove  YDC   Hatzic

Pacific Academy   FV Adventist     Elgin Park   KLASS   Kwayhquitlum MS


The Young Voice

Youth1      Youth2    Youth3    Youth4    Youth5    Youth6   Youth7

The Media:

The Vancouver Province   Macleans Magazine   Canadian Business   Toronto Star   40under40

Ontario Premier’s Award   The BC Courage to Comeback Award  E&Y2003   Belleville News

Salvation Army Grand Opening

Community Support:

Boys&Girls   Cadets   City in Focus   FGTA   Parents Forever   UGM   Salvation Army

Health Minister   GordonCampbell   United Way  VARC   Tri Cities   Focus   GreenGrass


Business Testimonials   Freedom55   Police Leadership   Homelife2   JI  David Ash

TD Bank   Scotia Bank   VBT   CSMPS    Commonwealth   Abbotsford   IMF   New Media BC

TAB   Vancouver Gyro Club   Ward55   Calgary Chamber    Calgary Chamber 2    Calgary Flames

Contact Us

Joe Roberts
Executive Director
The Push for Change Foundation
Office            604.941.7708


Event Booking

Our goal is to reach as many parents and young people as possible with our message.

There is a suggested honorarium for this event. However we believe the message is more important than the fee. If you have a need but cannot afford the suggested fee please call and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Please call or email today to have us come to your school or event.

Everything necessary to conduct the multimedia program is supplied.  We have our own amp, speakers, microphones, LCD projector and laptop.  The only other items needed are detailed in our event booking Checklist PDF File

Joe Roberts
The Push For Change
Office     604-941-7708

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