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October 10, 2012 -- Today’s launch of the Vancouver Rent Bank means low-income residents facing potential eviction or loss of essential utilities due to a temporary financial crisis will be able to...
October 4, 2012 -- (Vancouver, B.C.) Today, in preparation for the Seventh Annual Homelessness Action Week (October 7 – 13), the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness released...
Connections and Engagement, A Closer Look: When we feel we have nothing to offer One of the most surprising findings from our Connections and Engagement Survey came from a question that we thought we...
We walked with Legacy Donors through the beautiful gardens of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens on a guided tour and learned a bit of the vast history that lives within the enclosed walls...
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August 9 , 2012 --The City of Vancouver has set out a plan to become the greenest city in the world by 2020. Today, Vancouver Foundation announced a call for proposals from community organizations...
Connections and Engagement, A Closer Look: The benefits of neighbourliness A neighbourhood is so much more than a geographically localized area. It is the place we call home, where our children play...
June 27 , 2012 -- Vancouver Foundation today announced the recipients of the first round of Generation Green Grants for 2012. Six projects will benefit from grants totalling $37,460. One of those...
One in three people living in metropolitan Vancouver say it can be difficult to make friends here. Seventy per cent have never had a neighbour over. And 47 per cent do not trust or do not know if...
Harry Jerome was a Canadian track-and-field athlete who competed in the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics. He won bronze in the 100 metres in 1964, and gold in the 1966 British Empire and...
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When Diego Cardona was four, his father went to a meeting... and never came back. The meeting was with members of a Colombian insurgent group to discuss a parcel of family land the insurgents had...
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Every year, approximately 2,000 temporary farm workers from Mexico come to the Fraser Valley on a government work program. Most of us never see these men, working on tree farms, in nurseries and...
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“I heard a bluebird singing one day.” An elfin, tousled-haired girl sings onstage at Burnaby’s Museum Village, sweeping a broom and blowing bubbles . . . “He seemed a messenger of happy news. But now...
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As a community foundation, it is critical we understand our community – its strengths and its weaknesses. It is also important to know where we can make the best investments and have the most impact...
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Some images stay with you for a long time. Figure skating fans of a certain age will always remember the World Figure Skating Championships of 1973 in Czechoslovakia, when a young 21-year-old from...
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June 4 , 2012 --Today, Vancouver Foundation joined other charities, organizations and individuals across Canada in expressing concern about the federal government’s proposed legislation in Bill C-38...
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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