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June 4 , 2012 -- Vancouver Foundation and Family Services of Greater Vancouver are working together to expand a popular community-building program into New Westminster. Neighbourhood Small Grants (...
May 22 , 2012 -- Vancouver Foundation and Carnegie Community Centre co-sponsor a group show of 48 emerging artists from the Downtown Eastside. The artists are part of Vancouver Foundation’s Downtown...
May 8, 2012 - Vancouver Foundation is one of the first charities in Canada to be accredited under new national standards for non-profit organizations. The Foundation was recently granted the...
April 17, 2012—The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation today announced an innovative partnership that will help Vancouver become the greenest city by 2020, with both organizations contributing...
The Representative together with the Vancouver Foundation brought together more than 120 immigrant and refugee youth from more than 30 countries at the 2011 Fresh Voices from Long Journeys Summit...
February 9, 2012—In 2011, Vancouver Foundation,through its Giving in Action Society (GIA), gave out $4.8 million to 137 BC families who care for a family member with a disability. This money helped...
When a five-foot piece of broccoli starts talking, you listen. Especially when the floret is dispensing nutritional advice in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). “Did you know broccoli boosts the...
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“The instant I heard about the Thistle, I knew it was for me,” says the mischievous-looking woman with the dark curls. In fact, Leni Goggins wanted to be involved so badly that she moved from Vermont...
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“They are just remarkable birds,” says Daniel Bouman, shaking his head in awe. “They can dive over 150 feet down into the water to catch fish. Then they fly incredible distances – 70 to 80 km –...
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A bhangra drummer pops out from behind an outdoor laundry machine like a manic jack-in-the box. Then, women in searingly bright saris – and purple rubber gloves –pour out from behind the house and...
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The kitchen at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House in east Vancouver is buzzing. Busy cooks are mixing, stirring, tasting; and the place smells great. It reminds visitors of Kitchen Stadium on the...
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June Wilson
June Wilson taught school for 48 years, most of them at Elphinstone Secondary in Gibsons, B.C. Now in her 80s, she taught generations of children on the Sunshine Coast. “When I came, I taught the...
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Sometimes you can go on a journey of discovery, only to find that what you were seeking was something you left behind. Earlier this year, Vancouver Foundation embarked on a journey to determine one...
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It’s hard to believe that Cia Ramirez is 23 years old, much less the mother of a seven-year-old girl. With her wide, cherub face, warm eyes and infectious giggle, Ramirez could easily be mistaken for...
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Bernice Michaluk is on her way to the Surrey Food Bank. She has finished her courses for the day at Vancouver Career College where she is training to be a medical receptionist. She walks home to her...
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In this age of digital commerce, of high speed, hi-tech banking, not everyone relies on the internet and a smartphone for money transfers. Sometimes, some people like a simple, more direct method …...
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Seduction. That’s what VanDusen Botanical Garden director Harry Jongerden is aiming for with the garden’s new $19.4-million Visitor Centre. It’s not a word usually associated with botanical gardens,...
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What do Google, a security guard, Vancouver Cantata Singers, the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, and Vancouver Foundation all have in common? An unlikely combination, they are changing the face – and...
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You can learn a lot on a farm. At the Curly Willow Farm in Grindrod (just an organic carrot’s throw from Enderby) you learn that raspberries make good greeters; that beets have British accents; and,...
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November 25, 2011—Vancity and Vancouver Foundation today announced the launch of the Resilient Capital Program, which includes a new product for depositors who want to make a guaranteed fixed return...
October 31, 2011—Nineteen winners of Vancouver Foundation’s Generation Green Awards showcased their completed projects to a crowd of 500 local philanthropists and dignitaries at a recent community...
Legacy Donors gathered at the Arts Club Theatre for a matinee performance of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, a musical tribute of the story of Patsy Cline’s life.
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July 11, 2011—Whistler—Sea to Sky Community Services is pleased to announce the award of a $30,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation in support of a new Mentorship Employment Program in Whistler...
June 27, 2011—Vancouver Foundation announced today it is partnering with the City of Vancouver to expand its Neighbourhood Small Grants program in the Downtown Eastside communities. “We are delighted...
Gord MacDougall doesn’t know exactly when he started to volunteer and give back to the community. He’s just always done it. “I’ve always been involved in what some people call charity work,” he says...
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