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Staff at House of Omeed preparing and delivering food baskets
Moving to a new country can be challenging in the best of times but during a pandemic, it can be even harder. House of Omeed , a charity in Burnaby, has been on the frontlines of immigrant and...
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Artist at Oxygen Art Centre reviewing their painting and sketches
The arts have a profound way of bringing people together through creative expressions that capture imaginations, challenge the way we think about our world, and provide meaning during difficult times...
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Report: Arts organizations, sports and recreation groups, environmental organizations and social service agencies may disappear in the next few months. At Vancouver Foundation, we’re serious about...
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Mom2Mom staff delivering essential items to low-income moms and children
Mothers are the pillars of our communities and during these times of uncertainty, they are especially important in offering stability and care. Organizations like Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative are...
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At the heart of community foundations is a powerful idea: that each community knows best how to respond to its own local needs and priorities. Through a $1.5 million grant from our Community Response...
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Zero Ceiling youth smiling together while snowboarding
Job loss, housing instability, and social isolation. These have been some of the top challenges that youth organizations like Zero Ceiling have been tackling during this pandemic. For more than two...
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Downtown Eastside Heart
Some of the most inspiring examples of people coming together to confront adversity during this pandemic are coming out of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). One of the lifelines of the community...
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Over the course of one week, neighbourhood houses have stepped up to get creative and rapidly shift services and programs to support their communities through the uncharted territory of COVID-19...
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Vancouver Foundation has been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers (2020). We’re proud to be a name from the charitable sector on this year’s list. See our full profile page on the BC’s Top...
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We have approved $5.4 million to fund BC communities in support of systems change projects. In the same round, we also approved $587,000 in funding in support of participatory action research...
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Ken Haycock of 100 Gay Men for a Cause
When Ken Haycock came across a post on social media for the charity 100 Women Who Care it sparked something in him, so he decided to delve a little deeper. “The charity seemed to combine my interest...
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Vital Signs 2019 is a snapshot of community participation in BC. Photo is of a young girl, gesturing with her hands, talking to an older woman.
Vancouver Foundation’s Vital Signs 2019, launched today, is a report with data that gives us a better understanding of what community participation looks like for BC residents. This is important data...
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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . It’s natural to donate to a cause that has personal meaning. The owners of a beloved dog or cat might feel...
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At the Emerge Festival 2019 showcase of art by Downtown Eastside Small Arts grants recipients, a woman looks at the artwork on the walls.
At Emerge Festival this year, 45 artists from the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants (DTES Small Arts Grants) programs revealed their newest pieces. Go to the full photo album >> This annual...
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“The work that we are doing is SO exciting and it feels as though my passion and my work have finally met in a project that I feel so strongly about. The process that we went through in the cohort,...
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C&E
Vancouver Foundation has released today Connect & Engage Mini-Reports , a new research series that takes a closer look at the state of connection and engagement in Metro Vancouver. Drawing on the...
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Written by Vi Nguyen and Trilby Smith In 2018, Vancouver Foundation launched LEVEL -- a youth engagement initiative that builds on what we've learned through our work on past youth initiatives: Fresh...
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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Robin Brunet Restaurants may be a risky proposition in as competitive a place as Vancouver, but...
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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Stacey McLachlan Director/writer Corey Payette was in the audience, watching an early showing...
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Grey squirrels, AnimalKind
We interviewed Dr. Sara Dubois, lead researcher of the Humane Wildlife Control Accreditation project (now AnimalKind), which received a Test Grant in 2016 and a Scale Grant this year. This project...
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Totems to Forest Carver
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Robin Brunet Engaging at-risk youth has been a long-time concern of the Haida First Nation. So...
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This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Stacey McLachlan Twenty million dollars: that’s the amount that B.C. universities spend...
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Surrey Art Gallery's Youth Engagement Strategy
Surrey Art Gallery's Youth Engagement Strategy The City of Surrey welcomes 1,000 new residents every month, 50 percent of whom are under 24 years of age. Given this, the Surrey Art Gallery is...
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Vancouver Foundation launched Fostering Change in 2013 with the goal of addressing homelessness by providing opportunities and support for youth transitioning out of foster care. Over the next five...
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Clasina van Bammel's fund has benefited nonprofits like Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.
This story was originally published in the 2018 issue of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine . Written by Natalie Bruckner-Menchelli | Photo by Robert Karpa "You never know what’s possible until you go...
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