February 7, 2018
Since 2011, Vancouver Foundation has invested significant time, energy, ideas and money in bringing together foster care youth and immigrant and refugee youth, listening to them, and empowering them to address issues that affect them. Now that important progress has been made, including meaningful...
August 15, 2017
In the run-up to the 2017 BC Provincial Election, Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative launched a new awareness campaign - #SUPPORTTHE700 - to encourage all election candidates to sign a pledge and show their support for youth aging out of foster care in BC. Youth aging out of foster...
September 19, 2016
Our new report – by SFU economist Marvin Shaffer and Family Policy Researcher, Lynell Anderson – is the first to estimate the costs associated with the adverse outcomes that many youth aging out of foster care in BC each year experience. Download your copy of the Summary Report now. The report...
July 12, 2016
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Fostering Change Grants for 2016. Fostering Change is an initiative by Vancouver Foundation to improve policy, practice and community connections for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood. Our commitment to this work...
February 6, 2016
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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...
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...
September 30, 2015
Applications will be selected for funding after being reviewed by members of the volunteer Fostering Change Advisory Committee, whose membership offers depth of community knowledge, skills and experience in supporting policy and practice improvements for youth transitioning from care to adulthood...
September 30, 2015
Youth Engagement We would like to see proposals that demonstrate significant opportunities for youth and young leader voices to be engaged in ongoing advocacy, policy development, research and community engagement. Projects that focus on leadership development, alumni networking and connections to...