February 25, 2016
As steam unspools from fresh cups of coffee on a polished wood countertop, dozens of young minds fumble in the background to find seats for both their ideas and their posteriors. The air is electric, and the warm glow of string lights reflecting off vintage brick walls is homey and inviting. “Every...
February 23, 2016
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. Some of our highlights from the past year included media interviews on radio , TV , and...
February 20, 2016
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...
February 15, 2016
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with local community organizations across the lower mainland and the City of Vancouver, are very proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are back! Grants are open for residents living in 17 communities...
February 13, 2016
On February 11th, the Trevor Linden Foundation joined First Call and Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative to celebrate young people and advocates all across British Columbia working to make sure BC’s children and youth have the rights, opportunities and resources required to thrive...
February 6, 2016
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February 6, 2016
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. 2016 Youth Transitions Survey – download (PDF) The 2016 Youth...
January 30, 2016
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...
January 12, 2016
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...
December 17, 2015
With the arrival of Syrian refugees in B.C. high on the mainstream news agenda, Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team members Dina Ganan and Diego Cardona have been speaking to the media about how the community can come together to support new refugees. Recognizing what refugees will bring to our...
November 30, 2015
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. Taking place today – December 1st, 2015 – Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that...
November 27, 2015
Carolyn Finlay remembers her son Eric’s first cello lesson vividly. His teacher, Catherine Carmack, offered to show the five-year-old a new way to slice an apple. She bisected the fruit sideways through its equator, and held up one white-fleshed half with a five-seeded star clearly visible at its...
November 18, 2015
Fostering Change is an initiative of Vancouver Foundation to improve policy, practice and community connections for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood. We’re working in collaboration with a growing set of partners to achieve our goal – that every young person leaving foster...
November 6, 2015
Michael Gordon wears many hats. He’s an avid skateboarder, a professor and an amateur documentary filmmaker. He’s also a City of Vancouver planner, and has devoted his career to shaping the city and its evolution into one of the country’s most vibrant and exciting urban centres. Though Gordon was...
November 2, 2015
We are pleased to release the Fall 2015 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Finding Inspiration in Generosity . Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It features the people and organizations that are making a difference in communities across British...
October 23, 2015
Image credit: Kamloops Art Gallery Facebook Page Jann Bailey was a valued member of Vancouver Foundation’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, from 2012 up until her death in October of this year. She was a passionate advocate of our work, as well as the many extraordinary projects and creative...
October 23, 2015
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has launched a new website: freshvoices.ca The Make-It-Count campaign website has served us very well. An amazing 2,399 signatures to our petition, and changes by government to the way English Language Learning (ELL) is framed in schools across the...
October 15, 2015
On Thursday October 8, 2015, Mark Gifford, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives and the Fostering Change Initiative at Vancouver Foundation spoke about leadership requirements to address issues facing young people leaving foster care. "How do we line up support around the caregivers, social...
October 14, 2015
Vancouver Foundation proudly announced the winners of the 2015 Fresh Voices B.C. Awards and the 2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award to a packed crowd of young people, community members, business leaders and elected officials at Vancouver’s Terminal City Club. The 2015 awards recognize the...
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October 9, 2015
In 2015, Vancouver Foundation announced it would become the first Canadian community foundation to join the Open Licensing movement. As part of this initiative, Vancouver Foundation has committed to apply a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0) to its own intellectual property, including...
October 8, 2015
Our 2019 Vital Signs Report Vancouver Foundation’s 2019 Vital Signs Report surveyed almost 8,000 British Columbians to learn more about the state of community participation across the province. Our thanks go to the community foundation movement in British Columbia and in particular those who...
September 29, 2015
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September 24, 2015
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
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September 2, 2015
Join other immigrant and refugee youth for 2 days of dialogue and action-orientated conversations with great music, workshops, food, and skill building activities. Fresh Voices is helping to host the 2015 Youth Action Gathering on Saturday October 2nd and Sunday October 3rd in Vancouver. This will...