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The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. The Circle connects with and...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2016
We are pleased to release the Fall 2016 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, The Nature of Belonging. Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It features the...
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Fostering Change 2016 grants
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Fostering Change Grants for 2016. Fostering Change is an initiative by Vancouver Foundation to improve policy, practice and community...
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2016 Youth in Transitions Survey
Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative is pleased to release early results from our 2016 Youth Transitions Survey – a public opinion survey of perceptions among British Columbians towards...
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January 19, 2016 to March 16, 2016
In January, we invited donors and community members to join us at Lu'ma Native Housing Society for our Community Causes learning series. These learning series are designed to inform and inspire...
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Fostering Change Invests $1.1
Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change initiative has approved over $1.1M in grants to local organizations across the lower mainland to deliver education, housing, and social supports for young...
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Fostering Change is an initiative of Vancouver Foundation to improve policy, practice and community connections for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood. We’re working in...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2015
We are pleased to release the Fall 2015 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Finding Inspiration in Generosity . Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It...
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Mark Gifford of Fostering Change initiative on Global TV News
On Thursday October 8, 2015, Mark Gifford, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives and the Fostering Change Initiative at Vancouver Foundation spoke about leadership requirements to address...
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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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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 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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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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Community Conversation: Vancouver When: Tuesday June 16, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM PDT Where: Roundhouse Community Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific) Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3...
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Community Conversation: Abbotsford When: Monday May 25, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM PDT Where: The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 Registration is Limited. Click here. Fostering...
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Community Conversation: North Vancouver When: Thursday May 21, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM PDT Where: John Braithwaite Community Centre , 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3N8...
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Community Conversation: Coquitlam When: Thursday May 14, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM PDT Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 Registration is Limited. Click...
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Community Conversation: Surrey When: Thursday May 7, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT Where: City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8 Registration is Limited. Click here...
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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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You may have seen the picture or read the story: homeless youth from foster care, huddled in a needle-strewn alley, dirty and helpless. Youth in foster care have seen it – often. And it’s this...
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December 4, 2014
Vancouver Foundation is hosting a day of learning and dialogue in New Westminster Thursday December 4th, 2014. Follow along on Twitter: @FosterChangeBC & #FosteringChange Explore the Schedule: [...
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Youth aging out of government care find support as they transition to adulthood, and independence Robert Davidson, 19, has been fending for himself ever since he can remember. The youngest of three...
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