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Pivot believes that everyone, regardless of income, benefits from a healthy and inclusive community where respect and equality are strongly rooted in the law. The Strategies for Change project...
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The King family in Chilliwack has 10 children from one to twenty-one years old, with different disabilities and abilities. Some are adopted, some are foster children and some are biological. And four...
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Victorian Order of Nurses Caring for an elderly or incapacitated family member in the home can be a challenge. The Victorian Order of Nurses created the Family Respite Centre to give caregivers a...
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Arts in Action Society The Arts in Action Society has launched its new magazine, Lester’s Army, which aims to strengthen intergenerational friendships by connecting youth and seniors. The magazine...
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University of British Columbia - School of Rehabilitation Science As people age they can lose cognitive function: the brain’s ability to reason, memorize and learn. Hip Health Research studies the...
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Neighourhood Small Grants and Youth Philanthropy Council The Youth Philanthropy Council and South Burnaby Neighbourhood House know their communities. Vancouver Foundation entrusts them with selecting...
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Prostitution Alternatives Counseling and Education Society (PACE) EPIC is a new project aiming to strengthen communication between sex workers and communities. Through artistic involvement, sex...
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SWOVA and Howe Sounds Women's Centre Vancouver Foundation understands the importance of violence prevention and funded two worthy initiatives aimed at curbing violence in our society. The Respectful...
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Vancouver Foundation - Youth Philanthropy Council Civic engagement is important, especially for our youth. Vancouver Foundation is nurturing the next generation of volunteers with our Youth...
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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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