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The purpose of this report is to gather what has been learned about hosting deep youth engagement initiatives as a community foundation. Many foundations, funders and nonprofit organizations have approached Vancouver Foundation over the years wanting to know more about its role in Fresh Voices,...
Vancouver Foundation worked with an external research uncover our key lessons from two youth engagement initiatives: Fostering Change and Fresh Voices. They dug through over 5,000 strategy, project, and campaign documents, caught up on our grantmaking activities, and conducted interviews and focus...
Fostering Change is an initiative to involve youth, their allies, supportive organizations, and engaged citizens across Metro Vancouver in conversation and action. The goal: to ensure youth in government care have access to resources, opportunities, and consistent caring relationships they need to thrive in adulthood.
VISION: Every young person leaving foster care will have the opportunities and support needed to thrive as adults MISSION: To improve policy, practice and community connections for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood
Background: During the development of the learning agenda for Fostering Change, mental health was identified as one of the critical challenges for service providers. Members of the Shared Learning and Evaluation working group shared information on the current state of mental health service...