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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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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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Vital Signs 2016 - BC Community Survey
Vancouver Foundation is proud to launch a new Vital Signs project for 2016! Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that...
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Monty Jang Vancouver Foundation Fund Holder
“Walk a Little, Rest a Little, Smile for a While, Enjoy” This poem is placed on a park bench on the Vancouver seawall donated by philanthropist and Vancouver Foundation fund holder Monty Jang. Right...
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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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We are thrilled to announce that Vancouver Foundation’s Vice-President Finance & Operations, William Hallett, has just been named a winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2016 BC CFO Awards which...
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We are pleased to share our 2015 Year in Review . Inside you’ll get an overview of initiatives we undertook this past year as well as discover the impact that donors have made in our community...
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April 10 to 16, 2016, is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. It is time to write your will or bring an existing will up-to-date! There are certain significant events in life that cause reflection...
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Looking back, 2015 was a big year for Fresh Voices. The ongoing Syrian refugee crisis turned the spotlight on the journeys of immigrants and refugees to Canada, and we found our voices and...
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Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with local community organizations across the lower mainland and the City of Vancouver, are very proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest...
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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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The Neighbourhood Small Grants team is excited to announce grant applications will open soon across many communities in the lower mainland. After an amazing 2015 full of new projects, new project...
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One of the most rewarding experiences working at Vancouver Foundation is exploring the connections and relationships that tie us together as a community. Our Annual Reports , which we have recently...
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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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Dal Richards, Canada's King of Swing at age 90
Dal Richards was known to Canada as our own "King of Swing". He presided over a music career spanning eight decades from the 1930's until 2015. Although Dal passed away on New Year's eve 2015 at the...
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Diego appearing on CBC News
With the arrival of Syrian refugees in B.C. high on the mainstream news agenda, Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team members Dina Ganan and Diego Cardona have been speaking to the media about how the...
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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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If you are considering making a donation to any of Vancouver Foundation’s charitable causes or to your endowment fund before the end of the year, please keep in mind the following deadlines: December...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2015
We are pleased to release the Fall 2015 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Finding Inspiration in Generosity . Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It...
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Image credit: Kamloops Art Gallery Facebook Page Jann Bailey was a valued member of Vancouver Foundation’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, from 2012 up until her death in October of this year...
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Freshvoices new website
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has launched a new website: freshvoices.ca The Make-It-Count campaign website has served us very well. An amazing 2,399 signatures to our petition, and...
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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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