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Kids Up Front Foundation Kids Up Front Foundation gives underprivileged families the opportunity to attend entertainment events they couldn’t have afforded otherwise. One father says, “It’s been...
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Poverty doesn’t just exist in the developing world, it’s a daily reality for people right here in BC. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul not only helps the less...
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Zajac Ranch Each year Zajac Ranch welcomes hundreds of children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. With facilities to accommodate their health needs the kids are able to focus on making friends...
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Activities Unlimited of the Cowichan Valley In Crofton, on Vancouver Island, the owners of a retirement home have created a garden that has not only enriched the lives of its elderly residents, but...
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Mount Pleasant Community Centre Daycare workers in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant area were frustrated because they were struggling to help parents who were experiencing social, economic and health...
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Sex Workers Movement Vancouver Foundation funded two projects to bring the subject of sex trade workers out of the dark and into the light. These efforts encourage dialogue on the issues to improve...
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BC Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of Seniors Seniors can be particularly vulnerable members of our society. BC Coalition to End Senior Abuse is helping empower seniors by giving them the tools to...
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Environmental Youth Alliance Nectar nerds, you won’t believe your five eyes on this listing! Charming starter hive. Solid, all-wood construction. Cosy home for 36. Panoramic views, close to fields...
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Langley Children's Society Parents with special needs children are often overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. The Child Development Centre’s preschool program allows kids to participate in...
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Parksville Seniors Centre Society Elli Steinki speaks affectionately of the Parksville Seniors’ Activity and Drop-In Centre. “We have lots of fun here,” she laughs. “Lots of fun. That’s what we’re...
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Volunteer Vancouver Finding skilled professionals to volunteer on your organization’s Board can be a challenge. Vancouver Foundation knows how important it is to make these connections within the...
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Gathering examples of sustainable transportation from around the world could improve the quality of life for people here in the Lower Mainland. Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) is a...
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In the spring of 2007, Dr. Mirhady, a retired physician, overheard a discussion on CBC radio about the impending closure of a local school's band program. The threat to shut down the program was a...
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United We Can is a bottle depot that makes a difference. Not only does it provide recycling, but it is a vital source of employment and training for people on the Downtown East Side. Many people...
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Vancouver Sculpture Biennale "The Vancouver Sculpture Biennale is a bi-annual citywide celebration that transforms the city into an open air museum. It features contemporary works by artists from...
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Vancouver Foundation A unique program creates stability for B.C. arts organizations. With a $25M donation from the Province of B.C., Vancouver Foundation offers arts and cultural organizations...
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The art world has seen a renewed interest in painting, both here in Vancouver and abroad. The Vancouver Art Gallery has created an exhibit focusing on seven BC painters who ventured out of Canada to...
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NeWorld Theatre Society Neworld Theatre Society’s latest production Adrift on the Nile explores the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Adrift on the Nile addresses many of the...
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Every Wednesday evening, from September to June, the walls of Ryerson United Church in Vancouver, reverberate with the sounds of a world-renowned choir rehearsing. You may have heard them on national...
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ArtStarts in School Society Delta students take part in a gallery tour created by young artists in collaboration with professional artists. Through movement and dance, students see first hand the...
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Strong support and knowledge can make it easier for women to cope with HIV and AIDS. The Positive Women’s Network helps women support women through counselling, advocacy, a food bank, a drop-in...
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3,600 Aboriginal people live in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, making it one of the largest reserves in BC. The Aboriginal Front Door Society (AFD) is a place where First Nations people can go for...
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There are many challenges that come with moving to a new country - culture shock, economic circumstances, stress and poverty. My Circle is a peer support program recognizing immigrant and refugee...
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Autistic children often struggle in social situations and as a result they have trouble forming friendships with other kids. Integrated play groups is a de-mystifying program that brings together...
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Christmas Bureau There’s no rest for Christmas elves. The Christmas Bureau works all year round to gather and distribute toys so that more children can share in the joy of Christmas. Thanks in part...
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