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Vancouver Foundation’s new president and CEO, Kevin McCort, is ready to connect and engage with the community Kevin McCort assumed the reins as new president and CEO of Vancouver Foundation in...
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"I live to give, do good, thank God, and play golf" “Retired.” It’s definitely not a word you would use to describe Jack Gin – although it’s been more than five years since he drew a paycheque or...
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A seven-year-old’s birthday present in 1938 is one gift that keeps on giving At 82, Sheila Ross moves a bit more slowly now. But her wit, her sense of humour and her memory show no signs of slowing...
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Azza Rojbi moved to Vancouver from Tunisia in 2010 Azza Rojbi moved to Vancouver from Tunisia in 2010. She and her parents and two brothers left behind friends, careers and their extended family in...
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'Hello Grandma?' These two words could cost you your life savings Actor Mickey Rooney, philanthropist Brooke Astor and an 87-year-old grandmother from Burnaby (let’s call her “Barbara”) share an...
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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 fabulous -- but largely forgotten -- black history of Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood Some of the names almost everyone knows: Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole. Others might...
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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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By Ian Robertson Table by Michael Erez From Vancouver Magazine Fall 2013 Why it's better to donate securities than cash Canada has long provided generous tax incentives for Canadians who donate to...
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In its first year of operation, the Vancouver Rent Bank (VRB) program has prevented evictions for over 200 people through the use of small, interest-free loans to help them through a temporary...
Vancouver, BC − The majority of British Columbians want to extend the age of government support to youth in foster care from 19 to at least age 21, a new province-wide survey conducted by Vancouver...
Vancouver, BC – Immigrant and refugee youth are calling upon the B.C. Ministry of Education to allow English Language Learning (also known as English as a Second Language) courses to count toward...
Guests relished being a child while interacting with the many exciting Science World exhibits in the Eureka! Gallery and enjoyed a forceful a capella choir performance by Chor Leoni Men’s Choir.
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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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Vancouver, B.C. – Gord MacDougall, Board Chair of Vancouver Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McCort as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver Foundation. McCort...
Vancouver Foundation today announced the appointment of Sarah Morgan-Silvester, Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Ms. Morgan-Silvester has...
With Braeden, who is almost three, seven-year-old Jacob, and their big brother, eight-year-old Matthew, parents Jeanne and Dan Moy don’t get much time to sit and relax. In a perfect world, on a sunny...
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Throughout the year, visitors flock to parks in British Columbia for the fresh air and lush greenery, along with the opportunity to walk, hike, camp, swim and reconnect with nature. But now, our...
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A dedicated volunteer, Brad Joseph found a way to continue his support long after he was gone “Brad had personality-plus! He made friends no matter where he went,” says his mother, Bernice Joseph. “...
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The best-known sign in Deaf culture, the one for “I love you,” was a big hit at a Surrey housing complex during a five-day workshop last summer. Posters and T-shirts were emblazoned with the gesture...
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When you think about bees, what comes to mind? Honey? Hives? Yellow and black stripes? Stings? Well, Tanya Otero would like you to think again, and introduce you to BC’s native pollinator: the mason...
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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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Living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), suffering from schizophrenia, battling emotional trauma and dealing with an all-consuming heroin addiction, Andrew Fiore has seen his share of despair...
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Indonesians have been creating colourful and intricate patterns on fabrics since the seventh century. Called batik , it’s used for everything from ceremonial attire to textiles that bring luck to...
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June 4, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation embraced His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada’s call to build a more “smart and caring” nation by launching a $4 million...

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