Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion

Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has joined a new national campaign to address Islamaphobia.

The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim filmmakers to challenge prejudice and help foster greater inclusion of Muslim youth within Canadian society. The campaign is an initiative of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, and partners Vancouver Foundation and Silk the Road Institute.

Community Causes Learning Series - Education: New Income Generation Hub Project

This June we partnered with the Local Economic Development Lab (LEDlab) to hold a Community Causes Learning Event. LEDlab is working to increase the personal incomes of downtown eastside  residents by creating new income generating opportunities. They told us about an upcoming project, the Local Income Generation Hub that will meet people where they are at and help them move along the employment continuum.

Weykt! Kris Archie joins The Circle as new Executive Director

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. The Circle connects with and supports the empowerment of First Nations, Inuit and Métis nations, communities, and individuals in building a stronger, healthier future.

Earlier today, The Circle formally announced that our friend and Vancouver Foundation staff member - Kris Archie – will take on the position of Executive Director starting July 10.

Donation Processing Made Easy

The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society reached out to us last year to help them process donations in support of their Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration being held on July 1st, 2017. The celebration will feature a simultaneous drumming event across Canada to embrace diversity, create understanding, and to celebrate unity on Canada Day.

Donor Information Session

In early April, Vancouver Foundation hosted our annual Donor Information Session. Tom Bradley and David Christopher, members of our Investment Committee and our new Vice President of Investments, Eugene Lee shared updates about our strong investment performance in 2016.


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