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Week in Brief: From the Office of the President

This week, Vancouver Foundation had the opportunity to connect with the leaders of diverse organizations with international reach – all of whom are focused on a common goal of creating healthy communities in British Columbia. We’d like to share some of the fantastic work we learned about. ~ Kevin McCort
This week, Vancouver Foundation had the opportunity to connect with the leaders of diverse organizations with international reach – all of whom are focused on a common goal of creating healthy communities in British Columbia. I’d like to share some of the fantastic work we learned about. ~ Kevin McCort 
 
July 14th - 18th 2014
 
This week I met with Fiona Crampton-Douglas, CEO of Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. Fiona shared with us the Dalai Lama Centre's work on fostering  emotional learning in Vancouver schools. The goal of the work centers on the idea of educating the heart and creating a generation of compassionate global citizens through lower BC. We also learned that the Dali Lama will be visiting Vancouver in October.
 
 
On Friday I spoke with Paul Klein of Impakt, a consulting firm that helps corporations and non-profit organizations to become social purpose leaders. We spoke about how Impakt helped the Home Depot develop their programs to end youth homelessness and how it aligns with the work Vancouver Foundation is also doing.
 
I also had the opportunity to welcome Dave Ward, the new CEO of the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council to Vancouver, learn about what his organization hopes to accomplish and introduce him to the work of Vancouver Foundation. One of the topics we explored was our Neighborhood Small Grant program and what it might look like if it were to expand to Aboriginal and First Nations communities in the Lower Mainland. 
 
  • Find out more about MVAEC, who works in concert with 24 Aboriginal organizations representing a diverse range of programs, services, and mandates across Metro Vancouver: http://www.mvaec.ca
  • Dave Ward, CEO of the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council
 

 

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