January 21, 2019
Through Fostering Change and Fresh Voices, Vancouver Foundation has learned a great deal about the disproportionate barriers to influencing change within our social, civic, and public systems that Indigenous, immigrant, and refugee youth face, compared to many other young people. Through this work...
June 20, 2018
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,...
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May 16, 2018
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...
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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...
July 20, 2015
19th Birthday Exhibit Youth who were formerly in government care currently comprise 40% of homeless youth in British Columbia. Many of these young adults transitioning out of care face challenges such as finding a job and permanent homes. Developed by youth through the Youth Homelessness Initiative...