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“I hate debt.” Art Kelm’s jaw sets and his voice takes on an uncharacteristically hard edge. Then he shakes his head, and laughs. “I guess that's the accountant in me. But it's also a product of my...
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June 15, 2009--Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) today announced the appointment of Faye Wightman, President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation, as Chair of CFC’s Board of Directors. “On behalf of...
June 2, 2009 Ground-breaking youth survey gives Vancouver the grades DOWNLOAD PDF The results of Youth Vital Signs – a ground-breaking survey designed by youth and capturing the perceptions and...
In the Business of Reducing Homelessness One corporate leader is spearheading efforts to solve the housing crisis Helping the homeless? Business used to leave that to government and non-profits. But...
February 2, 2009 Streetohome Foundation contributes $750,000 of private donations to address homelessness DOWNLOAD PDF Streetohome Foundation officially launched today and gave $750,000 in private...
January 29, 2009 Vancouver Foundation approves $203,000 for Interior and Columbia/Kootenay non-profits DOWNLOAD PDF The Board of Vancouver Foundation has approved $203,200 in funding for eight unique...
January 20, 2009 Vancouver Foundation gives $745,000 to help homeless youth DOWNLOAD PDF Vancouver Foundation will distribute $745,000 in multi-year grants to local organizations that provide...
Jan. 12, 2009 Ministry of Housing and Social Development DOWNLOAD PDF VISIT THE WEBSITE $5M FUND MEANS BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR DISABILITY CLIENTS VANCOUVER – The Province is providing a $5-million grant...
That was the question for 25-year-old Rita Cheng when her then husband Percy asked if she would leave her computer programming job and join his parent’s growing manufacturing business that turned...
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David Suzuki’s Nature Challenge enables teachers and students to learn about their role in nature and what they can do to protect the environment. With support from Vancouver Foundation, Grade 4...
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In 1978, high school science teacher Rod MacVicar received a $4,150 grant from Vancouver Foundation to buy a 25-foot aluminum dory. He christened it the Medusa 2 and used it to launch a marine...
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As part of the Peachland Wellness Centre’s fitness program, Judy Wyper checks her pedometer on an early morning walk. By 8 a.m. Beach Avenue is already busy with people walking along the 11...
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It wasn’t an “eidetic” moment -- certainly no one was about to sound a “tocsin” -- but the crowd gathered at the new Trade and Convention Centre on a hot summer morning was “chary” about being called...
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What do California Bighorn Sheep, the Western Screech-Owl, Nuttall's Cottontail, and rock climbers in Penticton have in common? They're all species-at-risk. At least, they were until January 2008...
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Kelly Murphy has had a difficult and challenging life: full of highs and lows, stops and starts. The talkative and energetic Murphy grew up in a family plagued by problems. By seven, she was...
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There are many myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS (for example, half of Grade 9 students in Vancouver believe there’s a cure for AIDS). This segment features “Project Stitch” - an HIV/AIDS...
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“The baby was two weeks old, and we were staying with one friend, then another, at my grandma’s place, all over. Nick couldn’t stay with the baby and me; he had to stay somewhere else. Our stuff was...
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Judith Hall
Judith Hall is a dynamo: a pediatrician, geneticist, lecturer, educator, researcher, advocate, volunteer, member of the Order of Canada, award-winning academic and philanthropist. Although Hall...
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"I used to really hate math,” beams grade five student Alice Le Bihan. “And now it just makes me really happy to find math on the board in the morning.” Alice is just one of dozens of kids whose...
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Valerie and Barbara Hunter – tag team for Vancouver Foundation – (daughter Valerie works at the Foundation, and mother Barbara is a donor) started a community fund with the Foundation more than 10...
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Miner’s lettuce grows in shady places, explains Sharon, an anthropology student at Douglas College. “The leaf is like a cup with a little flower that comes right out of the middle,” she says,...
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Marine Educational Services Association In 1978, Rod MacVicar received a $4,150 grant from Vancouver Foundation to buy a 25-foot aluminum boat. He named the boat the Medusa 2 and launched a marine...
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Check Your Head A brainchild of the youth organization Check Your Head, the Sustainable Schools program teaches youth about sustainability and global issues with a focus on improving their schools...
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Power of Hope Society They’ve got beat-boxing, rhyme writing and the rhythm. This music camp gives disadvantaged teens a chance to work side-by-side with hip hop artists and music producers. It’s a...
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Kitsilano Secondary Class of 1948 The graduating class of 1948 returns to Kitsilano Secondary for their 60th High School reunion. Together, 47 former students revisit the old halls, rekindle...
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