One of the features in the reception area of the new CHV building, on Drake, is the donor wall. It is made of wood, with warm, bright colours, and resembles a tree, with bird and leaf shapes populating the branches. To the bottom left is a panel with a giving legend and a sentimental message for youth who enter the space.
This is only the second time in CHV history that there has been a recognition piece like this. The design by Cornerstone Signage is both pragmatic and evoking. The wall recognizes those donors who were instrumental in our multi-phase renewal and expansion campaign that resulted in the two adjacent buildings on the east corners of Drake and Seymour.
Visually, the wall evokes a sense of curiosity to those who enter the reception area. Drawn to the wall, visitors can see the organic acknowledgement of donors. For youth, the wall’s intention is for them to see that they are loved and supported by the community. The panel in the lower left corner contains a welcoming message for the youth who come through the doors. The tree design is also a visual metaphor for the healing and growth of the youth who visit CHV and are nourished by the love and support of the community.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our city’s most vulnerable and for supporting this new space that is an embodiment of community love.