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“Everyone that looks after her falls in love with her. They just get hooked. We call it the “Briana fix”—they all want more, more, more,” Bernie Shephard, laughing with his wife Marilyn. Some people...
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It's been quite a journey for Vancouver businessman Tung Chan. Chan, a Hong Kong native, immigrated to Vancouver in his early 20s, waiting tables to put himself through school. Today, his list of...
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Nowadays, many Canadian children grow up without cavities, thanks to regular check-ups and daily oral hygiene. The reality for some Aboriginal children, however, is far different. Without ready...
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A dedicated philanthropist, Wosk has had a long involvement with Vancouver Foundation. He is a member of the Foundation's Education Advisory Committee and in 2005 established the Yosef Wosk Libraries...
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CBCI Program Meet Dr. Margaret McGregor while she does a routine health check with one of her patients. McGregor is one of the many health practitioners who has benefitted from the Community Based...
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On the surface, Vancouver’s Renfrew-Collingwood community seems like a typical middle-class neighborhood. Delve deeper and you’ll discover the alarming truth: 30% of residents live below the poverty...
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The Healthy Harvest Box is the brainchild of the Penticton and District Community Resources Society. Families who subscribe get a large box of local, organic produce for only $12 a month. This non-...
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Out in Schools is working hard towards a safe learning environment for all students. The project hosts anti-homophobia workshops at local high schools addressing three issues: reducing isolation of...
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Over the years, advances in medicine have enhanced the quality of life and extended the lifespan for people throughout our province. Since the 1960s, Vancouver Foundation health and medical research...
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University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia operates a student driven farm dedicated to teaching and research. The 24 hectare farm not only belongs to the university, it belongs...
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411 Seniors' Centre Society As we get older, it's important to stay physically fit and keep our minds active. The 411 Seniors Centre in Vancouver offers a host of activities to give seniors a place...
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BC Epilepsy Society People can live active and fulfilling lives with epilepsy, thanks in part to resources provided by BC Epilepsy Society. The Society has support groups for people with epilepsy, an...
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Loving Spoonful, A A Loving Spoonful is a very appropriate name for the organization, says one man with AIDS who is extremely grateful for the healthy meals they deliver. The organization provides...
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Scouts Canada The Lower Mainland is the ideal playground for Scouts. Their community-based programs take kids on field trips, outdoor activities, camping and conservation projects. Over 12,000 kids...
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Fast Track to Employment A former drug addict and welfare recipient finds work thanks to Fast Track to Employment. This non-profit consortium of 30 employment service suppliers helps unemployed...
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HIPPY Britannia Community Centre Not everyone can afford pre-school for their children. HIPPY, which stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters, helps teach parents how to...
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BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. Regardless of ethnicity, income or age, women need support to deal with it. What’s Age Got To Do With It? offers a crisis...
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Enterprising Non-Profits Starting a business with an ulterior motive of helping the community can be a challenge. Enterprising Non-Profits aims to make it easier by helping social enterprises develop...
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Emma's Daycare High school education is the foundation for adult life. Emma’s Daycare, provided on-site at Sir Charles Tupper School, helps make it easier for teenage mothers to finish their...
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Business Objects When it comes to corporate philanthropy, the employees drive the giving at Business Objects, an SAP company. “Old” corporate philanthropy is the CEO writing a check. “New” corporate...
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Pacific Parklands Foundation They call them the crazy boggers. In 1999, a group of volunteers with the Pacific Parklands Foundation set about restoring the Camosun Bog on the fringes of Pacific...
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The South Granville Seniors Centre is a gathering place, a place to connect and find companionship. The Centre promotes healthy and independent lifestyles with activities from bridge to yoga, day...
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Allan Brooks Nature Centre Not only does the Allan Brooks Nature Centre have amazing views and stunning wildlife but there is also a large “city” of yellow-bellied marmots outside. Named after the...
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Abbotsford Community Services It’s never too early for kids to start enjoying reading and learning. ABC-123 is a pre-school program that focuses on literacy. With all of the play of a typical pre-...
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Since 1975, VanDusen Botanical Garden has been educating the public about the importance of biodiversity, right in the heart of Vancouver. A former golf course saved from development by concerned...
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