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Fresh Voices
December 4, 2016 to December 5, 2016
The 2016 Fresh Voices Forum is a unique opportunity for young people to speak directly to diverse stakeholders including government officials, service providers, community leaders and most...
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Fostering Change Youth Leadership
November 5, 2016
In our collected efforts toward increasing youth voice in decision making we have invited community partners, young leaders and adult allies for 4 days of engaging panels, workshops and learning...
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Syrian Youth Refugee Consultation
"This was the first time in ISS of BC history that we brought together former refugee youth within their first year to Canada and asked them how their settlement experience has been going to date as...
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Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre, is proud to announce the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program is now accepting fall 2016 applications. For many years,...
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Fostering Change
This article by Tracy Sherlock originally appeared in The Vancouver Sun on 19 Sep 2016. The cost of supporting foster children in B.C. for six additional years would be about $99,000 for each young...
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Image: UBC Communications & Marketing/Martin Dee Are you a University of British Columbia student, staff, faculty member or member of the Musqueam community with a great idea for a community...
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Vancouver Foundation's 2016 Vital Signs Report
How do people across British Columbia feel about their communities? What are we doing well? Where do we need to improve? For the first time, local Community Foundations and Vancouver Foundation have...
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What did Grantees say about Open Licensing?
Our third stakeholder session with multiple grantee organizations was the most highly anticipated session we have held to date. We spent two hours with several representatives of organizations that...
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Fostering Change Opportunities in Transition Report Cover
Our new report – by SFU economist Marvin Shaffer and Family Policy Researcher, Lynell Anderson – is the first to estimate the costs associated with the adverse outcomes that many youth aging out of...
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Canada Cultural Investment Fund Matching Opportunity
The Canadian Heritage endowment fund matching program is an opportunity for arts and culture organizations to receive funding - up to a dollar for each dollar raised, depending on the availability of...
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Advisory Committee Open Licensing Dialogue
Welcome to our third blog post in a series designed to share our highlights (and some of our challenges) as we move closer to defining our Open Licensing Policy, due to launch in January 2017...
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Starting in September 2016, the Business Law Clinic at the Allard School of Law at UBC will begin offering supervised legal advice to segments of the small business, entrepreneurial, and non-profit...
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First Idea Jam with Staff
Welcome to our second blog post in a series designed to share our highlights (and some of our challenges) as we move closer to defining our Open Licensing Policy, due to launch in January 2017. As we...
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Threadworks Program at 3H Craftworks
How do you dismantle the myth that people with disabilities are unproductive in the workforce? Threadworks by 3H Craftworks Society provides an accredited training program for people with...
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Working Open at Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Foundation is Community Inspired. What this means to us is that community ideas, goals and interests guide us in every aspect of the work we do, and the work that we do is better when...
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Fostering Change 2016 grants
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Fostering Change Grants for 2016. Fostering Change is an initiative by Vancouver Foundation to improve policy, practice and community...
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Out On Screen and Qmunity
July 6, 2016
In July, we held a Community Causes: Support for the LGBTQ Community event! This was an opportunity to celebrate Vancouver Foundation’s funding to the LGBTQ Community, with $1 million of support over...
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Vital Signs 2016 - BC Community Survey
Vancouver Foundation is proud to launch a new Vital Signs project for 2016! Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that...
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May 11, 2016
Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing learning series - Community Causes - is designed to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site...
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Monty Jang Vancouver Foundation Fund Holder
“Walk a Little, Rest a Little, Smile for a While, Enjoy” This poem is placed on a park bench on the Vancouver seawall donated by philanthropist and Vancouver Foundation fund holder Monty Jang. Right...
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June 3, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Vancouver Foundation and Carnegie Community Centre are proud to present the 2016 Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Group Show. The show is free and runs from June 3 to 24 at the Interurban Gallery...
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Write the Future launch
All too often, youth aging out of foster care end up homeless, are thrown into adult life before finishing high school, and have no-one to turn to in their 20’s. In BC, approximately 40% of homeless...
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We are thrilled to announce that Vancouver Foundation’s Vice-President Finance & Operations, William Hallett, has just been named a winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2016 BC CFO Awards which...
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We are pleased to share our 2015 Year in Review . Inside you’ll get an overview of initiatives we undertook this past year as well as discover the impact that donors have made in our community...
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People in Hillside-Quadra Community
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce Neighbourhood Small Grants are available again in Victoria (Hillside-Quadra). These grants are made possible through a partnership between Vancouver...
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