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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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Fez-on-a-chaise
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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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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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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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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Threadworks Program at 3H Craftworks
How do you dismantle the myth that people with disabilities are unproductive in the workforce? Threadworks by 3H Craftworks Society provides an accredited training program for people with...
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Working Open at Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Foundation is Community Inspired. What this means to us is that community ideas, goals and interests guide us in every aspect of the work we do, and the work that we do is better when...
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