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Parksville Seniors Centre Society Elli Steinki speaks affectionately of the Parksville Seniors’ Activity and Drop-In Centre. “We have lots of fun here,” she laughs. “Lots of fun. That’s what we’re...
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Volunteer Vancouver Finding skilled professionals to volunteer on your organization’s Board can be a challenge. Vancouver Foundation knows how important it is to make these connections within the...
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United We Can is a bottle depot that makes a difference. Not only does it provide recycling, but it is a vital source of employment and training for people on the Downtown East Side. Many people...
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Strong support and knowledge can make it easier for women to cope with HIV and AIDS. The Positive Women’s Network helps women support women through counselling, advocacy, a food bank, a drop-in...
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3,600 Aboriginal people live in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, making it one of the largest reserves in BC. The Aboriginal Front Door Society (AFD) is a place where First Nations people can go for...
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Christmas Bureau There’s no rest for Christmas elves. The Christmas Bureau works all year round to gather and distribute toys so that more children can share in the joy of Christmas. Thanks in part...
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Potluck Cafe Society Many people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside have a history of unstable employment, making it difficult to get hired by any employer. The Potluck Café aims to enhance...
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Nowadays, many Canadian children grow up without cavities, thanks to regular check-ups and daily oral hygiene. The reality for some Aboriginal children, however, is far different. Without ready...
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On the surface, Vancouver’s Renfrew-Collingwood community seems like a typical middle-class neighborhood. Delve deeper and you’ll discover the alarming truth: 30% of residents live below the poverty...
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The Healthy Harvest Box is the brainchild of the Penticton and District Community Resources Society. Families who subscribe get a large box of local, organic produce for only $12 a month. This non-...
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Over the years, advances in medicine have enhanced the quality of life and extended the lifespan for people throughout our province. Since the 1960s, Vancouver Foundation health and medical research...
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University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia operates a student driven farm dedicated to teaching and research. The 24 hectare farm not only belongs to the university, it belongs...
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411 Seniors' Centre Society As we get older, it's important to stay physically fit and keep our minds active. The 411 Seniors Centre in Vancouver offers a host of activities to give seniors a place...
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BC Epilepsy Society People can live active and fulfilling lives with epilepsy, thanks in part to resources provided by BC Epilepsy Society. The Society has support groups for people with epilepsy, an...
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Loving Spoonful, A A Loving Spoonful is a very appropriate name for the organization, says one man with AIDS who is extremely grateful for the healthy meals they deliver. The organization provides...
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Fast Track to Employment A former drug addict and welfare recipient finds work thanks to Fast Track to Employment. This non-profit consortium of 30 employment service suppliers helps unemployed...
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BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. Regardless of ethnicity, income or age, women need support to deal with it. What’s Age Got To Do With It? offers a crisis...
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Enterprising Non-Profits Starting a business with an ulterior motive of helping the community can be a challenge. Enterprising Non-Profits aims to make it easier by helping social enterprises develop...
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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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The South Granville Seniors Centre is a gathering place, a place to connect and find companionship. The Centre promotes healthy and independent lifestyles with activities from bridge to yoga, day...
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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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Vancouver Humane Society Leslie Fox, from the Vancouver Humane Society teaches youth to think critically about how their food choices affect the environment. Typically people see animal rights as...
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Access to health care can be difficult in remote, rural areas. But thanks to technology, patients can avoid a trip to larger cities and still get help, counselling and answers to their questions...
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