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In this issue of Vancouver Foundation magazine, you’ll find a recurring theme of transition – whether it is a life transition, a physical move or a change in one’s environment. With every transition...
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One of Alexandra O’Donaghey’s first memories is of her drug-addicted and alcoholic parents splitting up. She was only four, but already smart enough to know she would be staying with her grandmother...
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After eight years at the helm of Vancouver Foundation, Faye Wightman has announced that she will retire from the Foundation this year in order to spend more time with family. She describes her time...
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Vancouver -- May 30, 2013 -- Faye Wightman, President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation, announced that she will retire later this year as the head of Canada's largest community foundation, a position...
May 28, 2013 -- Members of the public will get a glimpse of life on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) through the eyes of its resident artists at a visual arts exhibit starting May 29 at the...
When Tricia Keith and her family moved to a new housing development in Whalley, they felt, like their neighbours, that the area needed some fresh energy. It needed some inspiration and a little...
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May 23, 2013 -- Vancouver heiress Judith Jardine bequeaths $40 million to three beneficiaries Vancouver Foundation, the University of British Columbia and the BC Conference of The United Church of...
Judith Jardine
We know very little about Judith Jardine, which is part of what makes this story so compelling. We know that Jardine was born October 4, 1924; the only child of Gladys and William Jardine; and the...
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When Judy Kenzie set out to spread the word about the benefits of growing your own food in small spaces, she took her message to the streets of Vancouver… in the back of a pick-up truck. Kenzie...
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Nathan Coburn is the Origami Kid – and a stealth community nurturer. The enthusiastic 11-year-old with the nimble fingers paws through a vat of his brightly coloured origami creations to show off...
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It starts with one ball... dropping onto the hard gym floor at RayCam Community Center in East Vancouver. The basketball hits the floor with the distinctive “thunk” of rubber on laminated wood, and...
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Traditionally, children have told stories through drawings, written reports, and oral presentations. What happens when you combine all these pieces, throw in music, moving images, and some...
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May 8, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation and its donors provided more than 4,000 grants and distributions totaling more than $46 million to registered charities across Canada in 2012 — a 12 per cent...
May 7, 2013 -- Metro Vancouver youth aged 15 to 24 will have an opportunity to provide their views and perspectives on important social issues such as homelessness, health and education through the...
May 2, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation announced today that it has extended the application deadline for its Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program in Surrey to May 31, 2013. The Neighbourhood Small...
May 1, 2013 -- Gordon MacDougall, Chair of Vancouver Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason McLean, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McLean Group, to the Foundation’s...
April 16, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation Statement on its Support for the Carnegie Community Action Project Vancouver Foundation has a long history of funding worthwhile projects in the Downtown...
March 11, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation President and CEO Faye Wightman commended the BC government for its $2 million funding commitment for the Giving in Action Society (GIA), which was announced...
February 13, 2013 -- “Our Neighbourhood Small Grants program started in Vancouver in 1999, with one neighbourhood,” says Vancouver Foundation President and CEO Faye Wightman. “It soon expanded to...
February 12, 2013 - Helping families connect to nature near their home; making small Vancouver businesses more energy efficient; holding bike skills courses for low-income individuals; and creating a...
February 7, 2013 -- The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation today announced the 17 recipients of the 2012 Community Grants from the Greenest City Fund, who will receive a total of $391,500 in...
VANCOUVER (BC), February 6, 2013—As the first ever Family Day approaches, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Foundation, YWCA Metro Vancouver, United Way of the Lower Mainland, Boys & Girls...
January 31, 2013 -- Metro libraries are not the hushed mausoleums of yore. Some are talking about selling books, hosting knitting workshops, scattering book lending boxes throughout neighbourhoods,...
By now, many of our readers are familiar with the Connections and Engagement Survey Vancouver Foundation conducted in the spring. Our survey found that most neighbourhood connections in metro...
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Never underestimate the power of an apple pie. That simple dessert became a catalyst for building community last year, inspiring nine women – originally from Germany, Brazil, Venezuela, France, China...
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