Looking back, 2015 was a big year for Fresh Voices. The ongoing Syrian refugee crisis turned the spotlight on the journeys of immigrants and refugees to Canada, and we found our voices and perspective in demand.
This is a love story. One with ups and downs and twists and turns that go from joy to tragedy and then back again. A man and woman meet, fall in love, marry, have kids. Then she’s diagnosed with terminal cancer. She dies a year later at the age of 32, leaving behind her husband and two young children. And yet, there’s a happy ending. It’s Camp Kerry.
Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative is pleased to release early results from our 2016 Youth Transitions Survey – a public opinion survey of perceptions among British Columbians towards youth in and from government care.
In January, we invited donors and community members to join us at Lu'ma Native Housing Society for our Community Causes learning series. These learning series are designed to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site tour visits, we are proud to showcase our funding partnerships with charities.
On January 26th, 2016, Vancouver Foundation hosted a special meeting about the current state of refugee settlement in BC.
The Neighbourhood Small Grants team is excited to announce grant applications will open soon across many communities in the lower mainland.
After an amazing 2015 full of new projects, new project leaders, and some inspiring efforts to build community, we can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2016!
The following communities will open for applications on 15 February, 2016:
One of the most rewarding experiences working at Vancouver Foundation is exploring the connections and relationships that tie us together as a community.
Our Annual Reports, which we have recently licensed CC-BY 4.0 and published on our website, often reveal delightful insights into the contributions that our families, friends and local luminaries have made over the years.
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Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change initiative has approved over $1.1M in grants to local organizations across the lower mainland to deliver education, housing, and social supports for young people leaving foster care. The funding will support projects over the next three years that give voice to young people affected by the abrupt transition from foster care to adulthood, and provide them with greater opportunities to thrive.
Dal Richards was known to Canada as our own "King of Swing". He presided over a music career spanning eight decades from the 1930's until 2015. Although Dal passed away on New Year's eve 2015 at the age of 97 - a few days shy of his 98th birthday - his rich legacy of giving back to the community will always remain legendary.
VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Foundation today announced that its fund holders have granted $544,000 to charitable projects and charities across British Columbia in support of the annual Giving Tuesday movement.