Grants

Search or browse below to see past Field of Interest grants. You may search by recipient organization name, project name, or city. Additionally, in the sidebar you may filter the grants displayed by year, interest or grant amount.

Power of Hope Society

Creative Facilitation

Power of Hope wants to continue building capacity for the work that they do. With the generous support of Vancouver Foundation through a capacity building grant, Power of Hope has established its potential to offer transformative programs with proven outcomes to build youth resiliency across BC. Their network of adult creative facilitators, who work across sectors with youth and adults, is growing. In 2008-09, they served 2000 youth and 400 adults.
$22,200.00
2010

Prince George Brain Injury Group Society

Working for a Living Year 4

Working for a Living Year 4
$25,000.00
2010

PuSh International Performing Arts

Vancouver 125th Anniversary Suite

To commemorate Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary, the PuSh Festival plans a suite of contemporary works involving local and foreign artists, commissions and adaptations of iconic works. The project will explore questions of identity, memory, urban politics and experience. It involves six separate works: City of Dreams, PodPlays, Complaint Choir, Portraits in Motion, Bonanza (Colorado) and Iqaluit. Collectively, these works are characterized by community engagement and collaboration, and will be presented in the 2011 PuSh Festival.
$40,000.00
2010

QQS (EYES) Projects Society

Reclaiming Goose Island Youth Empowerment Project

This project engages youth ages 15 to 20 who lack social or family support in empowering outdoor activities that build life skills, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment and identity. They host a training program in the spring that gives youth the opportunity to gain work experience. In the summer, they host a series of 10 camps for 18 participants, designed to challenge youth, initiate mentoring relationships with resource staff, and give them positive life skills. These experiences create a positive support network that many of the youth haven’t had before.
$26,000.00
2010

Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Gitga'at Territory Education Program

This innovative partnership between the Hartley Bay School and three non-governmental organizations will inventory coastline vegetation to create interactive base maps. It is critical that sea resources such as eelgrass and kelps be inventoried to quantify the values at risk from proposed oil tanker routes in Gitga'at territory. Students will be trained in scientific methodologies while reinvigorating an appreciation and knowledge of Gitga'at traditional culture. Students and teachers will have access to tools such as GIS software and maps, remote cameras and more.
$15,000.00
2010

Keeping BC's North Coast Oil Free

This project will enable Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Living Oceans Society to participate in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency review process. They want to research and identify the risks to ecosystems associated with Enbridge’s proposal to build a pipeline from the tar sands terminal in Alberta to the BC coast and transport this oil by tanker from Kitimat to offshore markets, which presents the likelihood of oil spills in some of world’s most ecologically valuable and unique ecosystems, including the globally renowned parks and waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.
$40,000.00
2010

Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre

MoreSports & YELL

Participants experience sport through introductory programs before, during and after school and as mini-sessions focused on physical activity and fun. MoreSports reduces traditional barriers to activity including the high cost of participation, transportation, lack of infrastructure or mistrust of the competitive sport system. The Youth Engage Leadership Learning (YELL) Program systematically develops youth leadership, creating qualified coaches and expanding programs to meet the demand for MoreSports.
$100,000.00
2010

Realwheels Society

Motivational Speaking

Motivational Speaking
$10,000.00
2010

Regional District of Okanagan- Similkameen

SOSCP Transition Planning and Capacity Innovation

This project will develop a transition planning process reflective of the current and anticipated realities for conservation and the region for the next three to five years; and a capacity innovation initiative to develop a significant resource base and accomplish biodiversity conservation goals identified in the Regional Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (in prep) for the South Okanagan Similkameen.
$27,700.00
2010

Richmond Family Place Society

Family Resource Outreach Project Phase Two

The Richmond Family Place Society delivers accessible, quality resource programs that respond to the needs of families with children ages 0 to 6 in the local community. Programs include parent and child drop-in, parent education, family support, resources and referrals. The project implements programs in neighbourhoods that lack preventive early childhood development programming. By reducing barriers of transportation and time costs, families that need the programs can receive them. Families benefit from an increased connectedness to other families and their community. Parents receive parenting support and children learn valuable skills.
$40,000.00
2010

Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University Wetland Ecosystem Restoration

This project aims to restore approximately 10 acres to a functioning wetland ecosystem with marsh, wet meadow, forested swamp, riparian wetland areas, creeks and ponds. Phase I of the project is a technical assessment of the site and public envisioning sessions. Technical experts and local artists, including Robert Bateman, will work with the community to discuss the diversity and complexity of the site and work with the public to develop a vision for the wetlands.
$19,000.00
2010

Ruby Slippers Production Society

Silent Cruise

Set in a betting lounge, this show is about the promise of free money. A crooked broker and a mathematical savant fight to stave off business and personal disaster when a stock deal they’ve been promoting goes sour. The theatre lobby will be transformed into a hallway at the racetrack. Inside the theatre is the Fat Choy room, a run-down betting lounge based on Hastings Park. Six actors will inhabit this expressionistic nightmare. As our protagonists’ hunger to win deepens, it pulls the audience down like an anchor into a dark, delirious dream
$10,000.00
2010

Runaway Moon Theatre Arts Society

Pi en Ngima, Water Is Life

The cultural partnership Pi en Ngima, Water is Life will produce a puppetry story The World is Upside Down, in English and Dholuo, which will be performed for family audiences in the Shuswap/North Okanagan, Vancouver, and in Nyanza, Kenya. Based on reflections on water from Enderby, BC and Akonjo Village in Kenya, this was also inspired from a true anecdote of a boy named Jakonia, whose eyes are opened wide by visitors carrying possessions that he has never dreamed of – and a proverb, about a frog whose appeal for help for his drying home is unheeded because of the loud slurp of a cow who comes to drink.
$15,000.00
2010

School District #27 - Cariboo-Chilcotin

Bringing the World of Learning to Remote Learners-Connections Through Technology

In the Cariboo-Chilcotin, there are 202 students, predominantly of First Nations ancestry, in five remote schools. When they reach high school they must move to an urban centre, where they are isolated from their family and community. This can lead to high dropout rates, substance abuse and depression. This initiative brings expert teachers to secondary students in a daily virtual environment, and provides students with skills to excel in a highly technological society. It also expands service to Band Schools and remote adult students and builds capacity through staff training.
$180,000.00
2010

School District #36 - Surrey

Warehousing Employment Project

Warehousing Employment Project
$20,000.00
2010

School District #39 - Vancouver

Stories from the elders

Students will work with Pacific Cinémathèque to create short videos connecting them with their community elders. They will create visual stories identifying culture, detailing elder relationships and sharing the individual stories of elders and youth. The students will use music, technology and media to share stories with each other, their community and their families.
$5,000.00
2010

School District #40 - New Westminster

Aboriginal Student Retention Project

This project targets at-risk students in Grades 4 to 7 and Aboriginal youth in Grades 10 to 12 in New Westminster. Cultural teachings, social/emotional and academic support are available during the day, but students also need after-school support. The program will run twice a week at two inner-city schools. Project facilitators will train and support mentors to model healthy behaviours while developing leadership skills and ancestral pride in at-risk children. The goal is to help students develop positive self-esteem, make healthy choices and engage with positive Aboriginal role models.
$30,000.00
2010

School District #79 - Cowichan Valley

Khowemun Pre-School/Kindergarten Smart Table Culture & Language Project

This project focuses on meaningfully integrating Aboriginal language and culture into the daily routine of pre-school and kindergarten programs at Khowhemun School. While Cultural Teaching Assistants are working desperately to revitalize Aboriginal students’ connection to their language and culture, there is a certain degree of concern that it is almost “too little, too late.” The language and culture needs to be integrated throughout the day. The Cultural Teaching Assistants and elders have designed culture and language activities, including using integrated interactive technology to provide resources in the classroom and follow-up practice in the computer labs.
$23,460.00
2010

School District #8 - Kootenay Lake

New Crawford Bay School Community Project

New Crawford Bay School Community Project
$10,000.00
2010

Sea to Sky Community Services Society

Sea to Sky Family Drop in Centre

Over the past decade, the Sea-to-Sky region has seen significant growth, with many new families. To ensure these families are able to connect with needed resources, Sea-to-Sky Community Services Society wants to open a Drop-in Family Centre in Squamish that offers referrals and information, workshops, peer support and child-minding to families with children ages 0 to 18. The program would be led by one half-time Family Support Worker who would host two drop-in sessions per week and offer one-on-one support with families as needed.
$60,000.00
2010

Shuswap District Arts Council

Arts Centre Bathroom Renovation

The Arts Council maintains the Arts Centre that it leases from the City of Salmon Arm for $1 per year. This heritage building is the absolute hub of cultural activity in downtown Salmon Arm, hosting the art gallery and numerous arts groups, plus renting the facility out for concerts, recitals, book launches, poetry readings, weddings, meetings, school tours and special events. In our agreement with CSA, all interior improvements are done at our expense. The two bathrooms are in poor condition; floor tiles are raising, ceramic tiles are falling off the wall, the toilets are old and use too much water, the water taps are old and one has been shut off at source because it is “inoperable.” The washrooms are not legally up to code for wheelchair access. We have a plan to renovate the wall between the two washrooms to create one wheelchair-accessible bathroom, replace the flooring, and to upgrade the fixtures to bring both washrooms up to code.
$8,000.00
2010

Sierra Club of British Columbia Foundation

Going Wild! Non-Timber Forest Products Education

This new program is a collaboration between the Sierra Club and the Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative, an alliance of First Nations on BC’s north and central coast. Sierra Club will develop a guidebook and educational program to reconnect youth in coastal First Nations communities with their environment and cultures, and to revitalize local economic development in rural areas in sustainable, culturally appropriate ways. Going Wild! covers ecosystems, relationships with nature, economy and consumption patterns and more.
$8,000.00
2010

Climate Solidarity: Building Alliances with First Nations for Nature & Climate

This project will build relationships between First Nations, support First Nations organizations to do outreach and education on climate-related issues, and bring together First Nations and environmentalists in a Climate Solidarity Gathering to jointly identify and work together towards nature and climate conservation.
$10,000.00
2010

Coastal First Nations Regional Monitoring Strategy

This project aims to increase the capacity of First Nations to monitor and steward important cultural and natural values in their territories by implementing a coordinated approach to gathering data and monitoring impacts. Phase two of this project will help to ensure data collected is used in planning and decision-making; explore mobile technologies to increase effectiveness of data collection and analysis and provide ongoing training and support to communities to integrate the project.
$65,000.00
2010

Snuneymuxw First Nations

Snuneymuxw First Nation's House of Learning (in the Snuneymuxw community)

In September 2006, this Vancouver Island First Nation had 56 per cent unemployment. They conducted a community literacy survey and discovered that 64 per cent of their adult members were reading at a Grade 7 level or below. They created the House of Learning to address this issue. Vancouver Island University instructors teach day (literacy up to Grade 10) and evening classes (Grades 11 and 12) to approximately 25 adult students over three semesters. This creates a bridge for higher education, and an environment that is respectful and supportive.
$40,000.00
2010

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