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Yunesit'in First Nation member working a controlled burn
Story by Meera Eragoda In June and July alone, BC has seen 90% of the town of Lytton burn down, over 250 wildfires, and a record-breaking heat wave, leading to the province declaring a state of...
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Man standing with hand behind his head with white contouring illustration
Illustration by Scott Knowles Design At the root of most community challenges you’ll find a system that needs work. That’s why Vancouver Foundation is committed to address the behaviors, routines,...
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Smiling man and woman standing in front of trees
One of the most troubling trends to emerge during the pandemic is the sharp rise of anti-Asian racism. Nearly half of Asian people in BC experienced racism in the last year [1]. In Vancouver, anti-...
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Vancouver drag icon, Oliv Howe
Through the Fund for Gender Equality , it was important to support projects that recognize the diversity of gender identities beyond the binary to advance gender equality across the spectrum. It’s...
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In 2019 Vancouver Foundation embarked on a project called BetaPhil to explore how we could deepen impact and strengthen equity within systems change grantmaking. We’ve made a commitment to our...
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During the pandemic, charities and nonprofits have played critical roles to fill gaps in services the public and private sectors are unable to address. Organizations like SWAN Vancouver have made all...
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PADS puppies
When Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) had to cancel their largest fundraiser in March due to COVID, they knew it was critical for them to find new ways to raise funds and continue their...
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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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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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Binners' Project, Michael Leland
Every Monday , Michael Leland cycles to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, towing a bike trailer. The trailer sports his own modifications: its load capacity has been expanded thanks to a freezer rack...
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