Ten years ago, Matt Hill and Stephanie Tait laced up their sneakers and left Vancouver to run a marathon. The next day they ran another, and then another – and about a year later they had completed 369. Over the Rockies, through the Maritimes, across Louisiana’s bayous and stretches of the Arizona desert, they ran a total of more than 17,700 kilometers. A few times a week, they stopped at elementary schools for rallies with students. “There were a million reasons that it wouldn’t work out,” says Tait, “but when you’re in the moment, you just sort of do it.”
What an incredibly powerful day.
On October 24th, Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative and First Call BC joined forces for an amazing day of dialogue between youth in-and-from foster care and provincial politicians, including Premier John Horgan, current Minister of Children and Family Development, Katrine Conroy, and former minister Stephanie Cadieux.
If you are considering making a donation before the end of the year to ensure a 2017 tax receipt, please keep in mind the following dates:
Our Fresh Voices initiative ‘My Mother’s Home’ film celebrating migration, motherhood, and diversity is being screened this Thursday night at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival!
Each year VAFF attracts close to 4,000 audience members over its four-day festival and year-round events. It also reaches many more through word of mouth, pre-festival events, and traditional and social media throughout the year. VAFF is the longest running Asian film festival in Canada!
We've just released our latest Vancouver Foundation Magazine - The Gifts of Inclusion. This issue highlights people who are making a real difference in communities across BC. We also tell the stories of grants that have had an impact on people's lives, and profile the donors whose generosity makes this possible.
You can read the magazine here:
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre, is proud to announce the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program opens for applications on Monday October 16, 2017.
Preparing for the Big One
Vancouver Foundation and our partners in Clayoquot Sound, Britannia Beach and Squamish are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for 2017!
Hosted by Vancouver Foundation, with support from Central Okanagan Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada, the 2017 Regional Gathering represents an opportunity for BC community foundations to meet and share stories and knowledge and build capacity to ensure stronger communities for years to come.
Registration is now open. Please register by Monday, September 18th.