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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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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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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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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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“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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Emily Longworth
Her enthusiasm is still contagious. It radiates from her toddler photos. It’s there in her megawatt grin as she savours dim sum in Hong Kong, poses with Christmas reindeer and wise men in Bolivia and...
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University of British Columbia - Beaty What do the largest animal on earth, and one of the smallest (and oldest) have in common? Two things - they’re both blue, and they’re both at the new Beaty...
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Nanaimo’s south end is a neighbourhood in transition, caught between the high-density development of downtown, the glitz of a waterfront conference centre that looks to the future and low-slung...
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The atmosphere verges on tribal. A group of 30-something men walk in a small circle swinging their babies gently as they sing softly, “Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon.” Then there’s a...
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It wasn’t an “eidetic” moment -- certainly no one was about to sound a “tocsin” -- but the crowd gathered at the new Trade and Convention Centre on a hot summer morning was “chary” about being called...
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"I used to really hate math,” beams grade five student Alice Le Bihan. “And now it just makes me really happy to find math on the board in the morning.” Alice is just one of dozens of kids whose...
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Miner’s lettuce grows in shady places, explains Sharon, an anthropology student at Douglas College. “The leaf is like a cup with a little flower that comes right out of the middle,” she says,...
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"Is that art? Or is it mass production?" Instructor Val Batyi leads a group of students through the Artists for Kids Gallery in North Vancouver. They've just moved on from Ed Burtynsky's Oxford Tire...
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Mount Pleasant Community Centre Daycare workers in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant area were frustrated because they were struggling to help parents who were experiencing social, economic and health...
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Langley Children's Society Parents with special needs children are often overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. The Child Development Centre’s preschool program allows kids to participate in...
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A dedicated philanthropist, Wosk has had a long involvement with Vancouver Foundation. He is a member of the Foundation's Education Advisory Committee and in 2005 established the Yosef Wosk Libraries...
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CBCI Program Meet Dr. Margaret McGregor while she does a routine health check with one of her patients. McGregor is one of the many health practitioners who has benefitted from the Community Based...
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Scouts Canada The Lower Mainland is the ideal playground for Scouts. Their community-based programs take kids on field trips, outdoor activities, camping and conservation projects. Over 12,000 kids...
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HIPPY Britannia Community Centre Not everyone can afford pre-school for their children. HIPPY, which stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters, helps teach parents how to...
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Emma's Daycare High school education is the foundation for adult life. Emma’s Daycare, provided on-site at Sir Charles Tupper School, helps make it easier for teenage mothers to finish their...
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Abbotsford Community Services It’s never too early for kids to start enjoying reading and learning. ABC-123 is a pre-school program that focuses on literacy. With all of the play of a typical pre-...
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