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Governor General to meet with Youth Philanthropy Council
May 11, 2011 - VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Foundation will be facilitating a roundtable discussion between His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and youth in the community foundation movement. Several participants in the discussion will be from the Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC), a volunteer advisory committee of the Vancouver Foundation focused on youth helping youth.
- Time: 10:30am PDT
- When: Thursday, May 12, 2011
- Where: 5th Floor Room, YMCA Robert Lee Centre 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity at the start of the discussion. Interviews with YPC participants can be arranged upon request.
One of Canada’s first community foundation youth philanthropy groups, the YPC aspires to better youth communities through innovative grants and inclusive leadership. The discussion with His Excellency will be an opportunity for the YPC participants to share their understanding of issues facing youth in Vancouver and how their efforts have helped to make a difference in their communities.
About the Youth Philanthropy Council
Formed in 1998, the Vancouver Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council was one of the first youth philanthropy groups to be introduced to the community foundation movement. Composed of a diverse group of volunteer youth ages 15-24 who live in the Metro Vancouver area, the YPC plays a fundamental decision-making role in the youth-focused programs of the Vancouver Foundation. With the support of the Foundation’s staff and Board, members of the YPC work together to research and assess community concerns, work with local non-profit organizations, review and assess funding applications, and make grant money available for other youth-led groups who want to create positive change in their community.
With more than 1,400 funds, and assets of almost $750 million, Vancouver Foundation is Canada’s largest community foundation. Since it was founded in 1943, Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with its donors, has distributed more than $830 million to innovative projects and programs throughout BC.
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