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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fostering Change 2016 grants
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...
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Write the Future launch
All too often, youth aging out of foster care end up homeless, are thrown into adult life before finishing high school, and have no-one to turn to in their 20’s. In BC, approximately 40% of homeless...
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2016 Youth in Transitions Survey
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...
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Fostering Change Invests $1.1
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...
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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...
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Mark Gifford of Fostering Change initiative on Global TV News
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...
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Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Fostering Change Grants for 2015. Our commitment to this work stems from a long-standing investment to end youth homelessness by...
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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...
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The Fostering Change team has been on the road with Community Conversation events across the lower mainland focused on getting communities talking and learning, sparking new thinking, and identifying...
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Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative is hosting a day that focuses on supporting wellness for young people transitioning out of foster care. Our forum will bring together frontline...
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We are extremely proud to launch www.fosteringchange.ca today – a website to support our vision that young people leaving foster care have the opportunities and support needed to thrive as adults...
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Fostering Change is an initiative of Vancouver Foundation that explores how youth in government care can get the resources and relationships they need to thrive in adulthood. You are invited to join...
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We'd like to offer a hearty thank you to those who attended our learning exchanges on youth transitions December 13th and 14th. Over a two-day period, approximately 170 service providers, youth,...
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