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Over the last three years, Vancouver Foundation’s Field of Interest Grants program has focused on funding projects that address the root causes of pressing issues, and we’ve referred to these kinds...
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Older Women's Dialogue Project
Empowering older women In 2012, Krista James first met with a group of two dozen elderly Chinese women from Richmond, most of them immigrants and grandmothers, to ask them what sort of change they...
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Marie Clements
Ava, a 22-year-old UBC law student, motors along Highway 16 just west of Prince George in the pouring rain. As the car head- lights illuminate the outline of an Aboriginal girl hitchhiking by the...
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June 13, 2017
This June we partnered with the Local Economic Development Lab (LEDlab) to hold a Community Causes Learning Event. LEDlab is working to increase the personal incomes of downtown eastside residents by...
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Event: How to Apply for a Grant - Funding Social Innovation
March 8, 2017
Vancouver Foundation administers the funds of more than 400 charitable agencies of all sizes and types across British Columbia. It is our goal to support these organizations and the services they...
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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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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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February 16, 2017
In February, we celebrated Vancouver Foundation’s 36 years of support for The Cultch through a collaborative Community Causes Learning Series event. These events are designed to inform and inspire...
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Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
In January 2016, Kevin Wong was a 23-year-old criminology student who, inspired by cop movies, wanted to become a police officer. Ian Desrosier was a 41-year-old inmate at the Nanaimo Correctional...
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Marcel Duruisseau
Victoria’s Red Barn Market, on the corner of Vanalman and Glanford Avenues, is a bustling place. Customers come and go, day in, day out, some grabbing a smoked-meat sandwich for lunch, others picking...
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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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Out On Screen and Qmunity
July 6, 2016
In July, we held a Community Causes: Support for the LGBTQ Community event! This was an opportunity to celebrate Vancouver Foundation’s funding to the LGBTQ Community, with $1 million of support over...
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May 11, 2016
Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing learning series - Community Causes - is designed to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site...
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Jordana of the Kudoz program
When a research team from InWithForward moved into a social housing complex in Burnaby for three months last year, their research revealed that many people with cognitive disabilities were feeling...
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April 5, 2016 to April 7, 2016
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce a series of upcoming information sessions in early April for potential grantees in our Health and Social Development field. These sessions will give an...
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Create Social and Economic Change
As steam unspools from fresh cups of coffee on a polished wood countertop, dozens of young minds fumble in the background to find seats for both their ideas and their posteriors. The air is electric...
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A new café has popped up in downtown Vancouver, serving up hot entrees, sandwiches, soups and salads to a busy lunch crowd. While ordinarily this wouldn’t be news, Café 335 is different: the...
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Shane Koyczan is no stranger to deeply personal material. The poetry of this Vancouver-based spoken word artist is rich in social commentary, and often delves with an unflinching eye into intimate...
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A new bike park for the Boothroyd Indian Band is teaching local kids to do much more than grinds and flips. It’s 8:30 on a Saturday morning in July, just a few kilometres north of Boston Bar. The day...
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The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society provides a safe home for rescued, abused and unwanted donkeys in British Columbia. Located near Salmon Arm in BC's interior, the facility is home to 24 donkeys...
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David Lemon isn’t looking for a pat on the back. Through his work he has been providing elderly Canadians in care with meaningful moments of joy, but he is far from satisfied. What he desperately...
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“I heard a bluebird singing one day.” An elfin, tousled-haired girl sings onstage at Burnaby’s Museum Village, sweeping a broom and blowing bubbles . . . “He seemed a messenger of happy news. But now...
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“The instant I heard about the Thistle, I knew it was for me,” says the mischievous-looking woman with the dark curls. In fact, Leni Goggins wanted to be involved so badly that she moved from Vermont...
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Bernice Michaluk is on her way to the Surrey Food Bank. She has finished her courses for the day at Vancouver Career College where she is training to be a medical receptionist. She walks home to her...
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