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“They’re an inspiration,” Michael Galli says about refugee students he has met during his 20-year tenure teaching English as an additional language (EAL). Galli is past president of BC TEAL, the...
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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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Vancouver Foundation is proud to support a new program by Disability Alliance BC (DABC) that aims to help put money back in the pockets of 20,000 British Columbians with Disabilities. The launch of...
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Trevor Hall, Legacy Donor
Born and raised in Burnaby, Trevor Hall understands the importance of every person doing their part to make our community a better place to live. Trevor started his career as a youth care worker for...
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Community Foundations of BC Gathering In November, Vancouver Foundation was proud to host the Community Foundations of BC Gathering, a three day workshop designed to inspire learning, develop shared...
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This week Kevin McCort and Al Etmanski visited with the hosts of Roundhouse Radio at their new site in Railtown. The new station plans to launch the urban talk and spoken word format radio station...
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Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 4.15.51 PM.png To meet the people behind the numbers, please read our 2014 Year In Review
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Judie Cummer. Legacy Donor
For the past six years Judie Cummer has been getting together with her neighbours to plan an annual block party, supported by a grant from Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program...
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On May 13th 2015 our Fresh Voices initiative hosted “My Mother’s Home” to honour the stories of resilience and diverse migration journeys of racialized immigrant and refugee mothers in British...
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On May 21 st Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants team hosted a one-day event to bring together coordinators, Resident Advisory Committee members and project leaders representing all the...
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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 pleased to release the 2014 Year-In-Review. Inside the report you’ll get an overview of initiatives we undertook this past year as well as discover the impact that donors have made in our...
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StepUp BC is an initiative of the provincial government’s Labour Market Partnership Project funded through the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. In partnership with the Vancouver...
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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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As the disaster unfolds in Nepal, I think of my time at CARE Canada in terms of the challenges to overcome as humanitarians seek to bring life-saving and meaningful assistance to the communities in...
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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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Vancouver Foundation is once again excited to share with you an endowment fund matching program offered and administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage for arts & culture organizations...
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Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program is based on a simple but powerful idea: when people feel a sense of connection and belonging to their neighbourhood, they are more...
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Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce the return of its Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Both Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are now...
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2014 Greenest City Community Grant Recipients For immediate release. [ PDF Version ] Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014...
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With our updated online donation system , your official tax receipt will be delivered straight to your email inbox. No more waiting for your tax receipt to arrive in the mail. New features also let...
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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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Vancouver Foundation is saddened at the loss of Dr. Carol Matusicky, our friend and a true community champion. Dr. Carol Matusicky was a renowned and respected family advocate who dedicated her...
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