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Fresh Voices at VAFF
November 2, 2017
Our Fresh Voices initiative ‘My Mother’s Home’ film celebrating migration, motherhood, and diversity is being screened this Thursday night at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival! Each year VAFF...
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My Philanthropy video
We are excited to unveil a new one minute video that explains one of the benefits of having an endowment fund. My Philanthropy is Vancouver Foundation's secure online portal that gives fund advisors...
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Margaret H. Mason | Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright I meet frequently with individuals and families who are bringing thoughtful consideration to their philanthropy and are contemplating whether a...
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Culinary Connections
We've just released our latest Vancouver Foundation Magazine - The Gifts of Inclusion . This issue highlights people who are making a real difference in communities across BC. We also tell the...
DTES Small Arts Grants
Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre , is proud to announce the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program opens for applications on Monday October 16, 2017 . For...
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Preparing for the big one - neighbourhood disaster preparedness
Preparing for the Big One Lourette Swanepoel works as an urban planner , and so she was very aware that her neighbourhood was lacking one key plan: earthquake preparedness. “I didn’t have my act...
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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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Vancouver Foundation and our partners in Clayoquot Sound, Britannia Beach and Squamish are proud to announce that Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for 2017! This year we’re launching Neighbourhood...
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September 28, 2017 to September 29, 2017
Hosted by Vancouver Foundation, with support from Central Okanagan Foundation and Community Foundations of Canada, the 2017 Regional Gathering represents an opportunity for BC community foundations...
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Support the 700 Fostering Change
In the run-up to the 2017 BC Provincial Election, Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative launched a new awareness campaign - #SUPPORTTHE700 - to encourage all election candidates to sign...
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#LOSTVOTESYVR is a campaign to make our local government accountable to everyone who lives in Vancouver
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative offers a way for immigrant and refugee youth from across B.C. to engage in dialogue and action to identify and remove barriers to their success. One of...
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Canada Cultural Investment Fund Matching Opportunity
The Canadian Heritage endowment fund matching program is an opportunity for arts and culture organizations to receive funding - up to a dollar for each dollar raised, depending on the availability of...
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Derek Wills - Donor's Vision
“Deep inside, I’ve always had a close connection to giving back to the community,” says Derek Wills. His compassion for others was inspired by his parents who spent many hours volunteering with...
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Ann Dyke established memorial funds to honour her ancestors
Ann Dyke is the fourth generation in a long line of adventurous—and often seafaring—Lower Mainland women. Her great-grandmother Rosalia Pittendrigh, for example, arrived in New Westminster in 1874...
Act of Faith - Hijab Awareness Day
One day soon after the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris, Shazia Suleman was walking home from a neighbourhood park with her two young children when a man started yelling at her. “Go back to...
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The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim filmmakers to challenge prejudice and help foster greater inclusion of Muslim youth within Canadian society.
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has joined a new national campaign to address Islamaphobia. The anti-hate campaign, ‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ aims to empower budding Muslim...
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2017 Connections and Engagement Survey
How do you feel about your neighbourhood? How easy do you find it to make friends? Do you know your neighbours well enough to ask for help? How would you describe your sense of belonging? In 2012,...
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Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative recognizes the outstanding contributions that immigrant and refugee youth make to their communities. One form of recognition is through the annual Fresh...
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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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Legacy Donor Appreciation Event at MOV
June 1, 2017
This year the Museum of Vancouver graciously hosted our annual Legacy Donor Appreciation Event. This event allows us the opportunity to express our gratitude to a group of thoughtful community...
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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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Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Group Show Postcard
June 8, 2017 to July 14, 2017
Vancouver Foundation and Carnegie Community Centre are proud to present the 2017 Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Group Show. The show is free to enter, and runs from June 8 to July 14 at the...
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On May 18th, nearly 200 people filled Vancity Theatre for My Mother’s Home 2017, a celebration of migration, motherhood, and diversity, and the first event of the 2017 Fresh Voices speaker series...
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2016 Year In Review
2016 was another excellent year of learning, sharing and evolving. And as we look back at our activities and achievements, we cannot help but acknowledge that we are only successful in our endeavours...
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