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This report is a result of a journey we began in the summer of 2011. We set out to learn what issue people in metro Vancouver care about the most. The intent was to help us decide where to focus additional energy and resources to have a greater impact in the community. In 2011 we polled 275...
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One of the most surprising findings from our Connections and Engagement Survey came from a question that we thought we knew the answer to. We asked people what prevented them from participating in activities that could make their neighbourhood a better place to live. We thought that not having...
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We may like to think of youth as a time free of the worries, burdens and sometimes jaded views of adulthood but this is not true of metro Vancouver’s 25 to 34-year-olds. Our survey on Connections and Engagement showed consistently that those in the 25 to 34-year-old age group feel more isolated and...
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We spoke to over 100 community leaders, including leaders of Chinese-Canadian organizations and non-profits, and asked them what community issue they thought was the most pressing. People told us that they were very concerned about a growing sense of isolation and disconnection. They said they feel...
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Vancouver Foundation’s 2012 Connections and Engagement Survey found that most neighbourhood connections in metro Vancouver are weak, most residents do not participate in any form of community activity, and forging meaningful relationships is a challenge for many, particularly across barriers of...
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Our survey found that new immigrants — people who have lived in Canada for five years or less — are very optimistic about the new lives they hope to build for themselves and for their children. That in itself may not be surprising, but what is interesting is that their optimism fades the longer...
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Vancouver is one of the most densely populated cities in North America. In 1990, less than 25% of the population lived in apartments/condominiums. Now it’s over 40% and rising. The region’s housing needs and the desire to build more sustainable cities, means even more high-rise apartment buildings...
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Vancouver Foundation’s survey found that metro Vancouver can be a challenging place to make new friends. One in three people say it is hard to make new friends here. And one in four say they are alone more often then they would like to be. When we first released these findings, particularly the one...
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A neighbourhood is so much more than a geographically localized area. It is the place we call home, where our children play, and where we have the most invested financially and emotionally. If we care about any place in our community, it would normally be our immediate neighbourhood. One of the...
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This report presents a model of several causal pathways that lead citizens to become more committed to their neighbourhoods and community, and more willing to take actions to solve problems or participate in activities that make neighbourhood and community better. The model is based on the data...
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Vancouver Foundation’s vision and long-term objective is healthy, vibrant, and livable communities. Our mission is to mobilize the gifts of energy, ideas, time, and money to make meaningful and lasting impacts in communities. As a community foundation, we recognize that many things go into creating...
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In the summer of 2011, Vancouver Foundation conducted a public consultation to determine what one or two community issues we should focus additional efforts on over the next three to five years. Our work in this new priority area would involve some granting but it would also include other activity...
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