CACTES stands for Caring About Communities Together to Eliminate Struggles. We are a not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada, working for social equality both locally and internationally. On the global scale, we direct our efforts in combating poverty through our three pillars: health, education and the economy. In the Greater Vancouver region, we run many programs to help those living below the poverty line as well as other estranged groups. By advocating for and administering projects of these domains, we hope to inspire a generation of change-makers ready to invest in a more promising future. CACTES' efforts to eliminate struggles around the world have been recognized by both the local and global community. Our achievements are many, including the prestigious YMCA Peace Medallion and consultations by the United Nations on our work in developing countries.