Providing three pillars of care.
Empower. Intervene. Equip.
Life Exchange Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization located in Chilliwack, British Columbia that provides oversight, leadership and support to multiple charities and initiatives across the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver.
Our "Three Pillar Identity":
To provide leadership, mentoring, training and counselling;
To provide life solutions for underprivileged children and teens; and
To provide effective responses and solutions to those affected by social injustice in our Canadian and global communities.
1991-2011: Incorporated as a Federal Charitable Foundation in 1991 by Don McMillan, Ron and Tina Konkin, Life Exchange was established to serve Ron and Tina’s purposes in their Marriage and Relationship Seminars across Canada along with providing Don with a venue for Leadership Development locally and in South East Asia.
2011-Current: Rod Bitterman was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011. The following year, Don McMillan stepped down as the President and Chairman of the board and Rod was elected to replace Don in this role. In 2012 Richard Bitterman was elected to the board of directors and appointed Vice President. Jared Brotzel was named to the board of directors in 2020.
VISION, MISSION & PURPOSE
Life Exchange Foundation has a "Three Pillar Identity"
LEADERSHIP, MENTORING & TRAINING
To provide leadership, mentoring, training and counselling for married couples, families, and singles in critical relationship environments through Seminars, Conferences and Retreats in Canada. To bring about the potential for wholeness in marriages, recovery in broken relationships and solutions to freedom from one’s destructive past. To introduce choices and knowledge in how to discover and build healthy and right relationships.
LIFE SOLUTIONS FOR
CHILDREN AND TEENS
To provide life solutions for underprivileged children and teens in our schools and community that may be struggling with learning and behavioural deficiencies in their academic and social life. To provide prevention and intervention from potential and present destructive life situations and choices affecting their well-being and development.
RESPONSE TO SOCIAL INJUSTICE
To provide effective responses and solutions to those affected by social injustice in our Canadian and global communities. To walk alongside our community members to empower and enable them to experience life exchange opportunities. To restore value, dignity, significance and assimilation into a healthy and safe environment. To birth, create, build and equip “villages of hope” in these communities to bring positive change in their journey, culture, relationships and quality of life.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President & CEO
Rod is the President and CEO of Life Exchange Foundation. Residing in Chilliwack, BC with his wife, Rod is the "hands-on" leader of the organization, focused on collecting donations and providing support throughout the community. Rod also provides leadership and guidance to sub-organizations and programs under the three pillars of Life Exchange Foundation.
Richard lives in Calgary, AB with his wife and son. He joined the board of directors for Life Exchange Foundation in May 2012 and is currently the Vice President. Richard manages Life Exchange's online presence, including its website, social media and online donations.