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It’s a warm August evening in the Downtown Eastside, and a community room at the Portland Hotel Society is filled with women being pampered with haircuts, manicures, massages, makeup applications and...
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As the general director of Vancouver Opera (VO), James Wright is ultimately responsible for all programming, artistic and administrative functions of this popular company, including strategic and...
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Broadway Youth Resource Centre Time was running out. Seventeen-year-old Vanessa (not her real name) had overstayed the limit at a temporary shelter in East Vancouver and her options were dwindling...
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The lined faces of the senior citizens watch in awe as Master artist Siu Chang Wong gently glides his fine, horsehair brush over the delicate rice paper. With a few fluid strokes, a beautiful image...
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A 13-year-old cooks all the meals for her three siblings because her alcoholic parents are often incapable of caring for their children ... A 12-year-old does her best to take care of her mentally...
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October 26 - 2009 -- Vancouver Foundation released its report Weathering the Storm today. It is the first definitive study to examine the effects of the economic downturn on charities in BC. The...
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In May 2009, the HR Council for the Voluntary & Non-profit Sector and Vancouver Foundation hosted a provincial forum to examine labour force issues in the nonprofit sector. More than 40...
August 5, 2009 -- The Downtown Eastside is normally a hotbed of artistic activity. But this fall, it will be even busier, as Vancouver Foundation and the Carnegie Community Centre have announced the...
July 28, 2009 -- The family of renowned architect Arthur Erickson has established a scholarship fund at Vancouver Foundation to help future students of architecture. Erickson died on May 20, 2009 at...
July 13, 2009 -- Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Vancouver Foundation is offering dollar for dollar matches on donations of $1,000 or more to its Community Impact Fund. "This the first...
July 7, 2009-Vancouver Foundation has approved an emergency grant of $7,500 to the Richmond Cat Sanctuary to help cope with a sudden influx of 100 farm cats and kittens at the facility. The cats were...
Shea Jim is standing on the pitcher’s mound at Nat Bailey Stadium. At nine years old, she’s almost lost in this huge field of green. The people in the stands, including her family, can barely pick...
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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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