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Fresh Voices 2016 Awards
On December 5, 2016, over 200 young immigrants, refugees, and adult allies descended on the Terminal City Club for Vancouver Foundation’s 2016 Fresh Voices Awards. Our Fresh Voices initiative Awards...
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Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
In January 2016, Kevin Wong was a 23-year-old criminology student who, inspired by cop movies, wanted to become a police officer. Ian Desrosier was a 41-year-old inmate at the Nanaimo Correctional...
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Marcel Duruisseau
Victoria’s Red Barn Market, on the corner of Vanalman and Glanford Avenues, is a bustling place. Customers come and go, day in, day out, some grabbing a smoked-meat sandwich for lunch, others picking...
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Outward Bound Canada
“ My 10-day journey of Clayoquot Sound was a total of 33 nautical miles. I learned how to tie different knots, take bearings on a compass, read charts and make a fire. I also learned a lot more about...
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Donation Calculator
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to introduce a new, easy to use, interactive web tool for you to learn how powerful your donation can be. Our Donation Calculator enables you to immediately see the...
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Giving Tuesday
There’s a global movement taking place and we’d like you to be a part of it! You’ve probably heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – two days where frenzied shoppers annually kick-off the holiday...
Upcoming Grant & Donation Deadlines
If you are considering making a donation before the end of the year to ensure a 2016 tax receipt, please keep in mind the following dates: Friday, December 16th - Deadline for securities donations...
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1. CONSIDER YOUR CHARITABLE INTERESTS What are you passionate about? Arts and culture? Helping children? Medical research? When you establish a Donor Advised Fund at Vancouver Foundation, you will...
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Header Image CC 0 via Pexels . In every project there’s a moment where planners have to face ‘things we didn’t know we didn’t know’. Those moments, in the words of our stakeholders, can make the...
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Community Causes Learning Series - Social Services: Support for Immigrants and Refugees
November 1, 2016
This fall, Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISS of BC) opened their doors and invited our guests in for a tour of their new multi-service Welcome Centre. Please watch their grand opening video here...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2016
We are pleased to release the Fall 2016 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, The Nature of Belonging. Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It features the...
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Fresh Voices Awards
December 5, 2016
The Fresh Voices Awards recognize the inspiration and leadership of immigrant and refugee youth in British Columbia and across Canada, working to advance social change based on themes and priorities...
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Fresh Voices
December 4, 2016 to December 5, 2016
The 2016 Fresh Voices Forum is a unique opportunity for young people to speak directly to diverse stakeholders including government officials, service providers, community leaders and most...
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Fostering Change Youth Leadership
November 5, 2016
In our collected efforts toward increasing youth voice in decision making we have invited community partners, young leaders and adult allies for 4 days of engaging panels, workshops and learning...
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Syrian Youth Refugee Consultation
"This was the first time in ISS of BC history that we brought together former refugee youth within their first year to Canada and asked them how their settlement experience has been going to date as...
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Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre, is proud to announce the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program is now accepting fall 2016 applications. For many years,...
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Fostering Change
This article by Tracy Sherlock originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 19 Sep 2016. The cost of supporting foster children in B.C. for six additional years would be about $99,000 for each young...
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Image: UBC Communications & Marketing/Martin Dee Are you a University of British Columbia student, staff, faculty member or member of the Musqueam community with a great idea for a community...
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Vancouver Foundation's 2016 Vital Signs Report
How do people across British Columbia feel about their communities? What are we doing well? Where do we need to improve? For the first time, local Community Foundations and Vancouver Foundation have...
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What did Grantees say about Open Licensing?
Our third stakeholder session with multiple grantee organizations was the most highly anticipated session we have held to date. We spent two hours with several representatives of organizations that...
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Fostering Change Opportunities in Transition Report Cover
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...
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Canada Cultural Investment Fund Matching Opportunity
The Canadian Heritage endowment fund matching program is an opportunity for arts and culture organizations to receive funding - up to a dollar for each dollar raised, depending on the availability of...
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Advisory Committee Open Licensing Dialogue
Welcome to our third blog post in a series designed to share our highlights (and some of our challenges) as we move closer to defining our Open Licensing Policy, due to launch in January 2017...
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Starting in September 2016, the Business Law Clinic at the Allard School of Law at UBC will begin offering supervised legal advice to segments of the small business, entrepreneurial, and non-profit...
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First Idea Jam with Staff
Welcome to our second blog post in a series designed to share our highlights (and some of our challenges) as we move closer to defining our Open Licensing Policy, due to launch in January 2017. As we...
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