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Vancouver Foundation and our partners in Clayoquot Sound, Britannia Beach and Squamish are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for 2017! This year we’re launching Neighbourhood...
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Support the 700 Fostering Change
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...
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#LOSTVOTESYVR is a campaign to make our local government accountable to everyone who lives in Vancouver
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative offers a way for immigrant and refugee youth from across B.C. to engage in dialogue and action to identify and remove barriers to their success. One of...
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The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim filmmakers to challenge prejudice and help foster greater inclusion of Muslim youth within Canadian society.
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has joined a new national campaign to address Islamaphobia. The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim...
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2017 Connections and Engagement Survey
How do you feel about your neighbourhood? How easy do you find it to make friends? Do you know your neighbours well enough to ask for help? How would you describe your sense of belonging? In 2012,...
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The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. The Circle connects with and...
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On May 18th, nearly 200 people filled Vancity Theatre for My Mother’s Home 2017, a celebration of migration, motherhood, and diversity, and the first event of the 2017 Fresh Voices speaker series...
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2016 Year In Review
2016 was another excellent year of learning, sharing and evolving. And as we look back at our activities and achievements, we cannot help but acknowledge that we are only successful in our endeavours...
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The Legacy 150 Celebrations Society reached out to us last year to help them process donations in support of their Canada 150 Atlantic to Pacific Celebration being held on July 1st, 2017. The...
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Fostering Change - Support The 700
What happens when youth from foster care turn 19? In BC, approximately 700 youth age out of the foster care system each year on their 19th birthday. Leaving government care – their “public parent” –...
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Community Social Services Awareness Month
March is “Community Social Services Awareness Month.” Why should that matter? After all, it might be tempting to view this as another cause proclaimed for the cure of what ails us. One more awareness...
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Through-different-lens
Each year, Vancouver Foundation’s Grants and Community Initiatives team works closely with our volunteer Advisory Committee members to make discretionary grants to charities and other qualified...
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When we published our last blog post in late November of 2016, we had just shared that we had a ‘stop moment’ realization. What we were trying to accomplish and for whom wasn’t as clear as it could...
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Vancouver Foundation and our partners are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are back for 2017! Communities across the lower mainland have just opened for applications, and we can't...
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Canada's 150th
In 2017 Canada marks the 150th anniversary of confederation – an historic moment with the power to bring people and places together as we dream big about what our communities and our country could be...
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Vancouver Foundation CEO Kevin McCort As the world seemed to change overnight – becoming smaller, more exclusionary, less generous in word and deed – I couldn’t help but reflect on Vancouver...
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Miller Thomson LLP sparking growth in the community
Miller Thomson LLP provides comprehensive legal help in 11 communities across Canada. Established in 1957, they work along side private clients, charities and businesses of every shape and size...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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