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Fostering Change is an initiative of Vancouver Foundation to improve policy, practice and community connections for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood. We’re working in...
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Community Causes Learning Series - Fostering Change
November 18, 2015
Community Causes is an ongoing learning series to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site tour visits, we are proud to...
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Michael Gordon, city planner
Michael Gordon wears many hats. He’s an avid skateboarder, a professor and an amateur documentary filmmaker. He’s also a City of Vancouver planner, and has devoted his career to shaping the city and...
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If you are considering making a donation to any of Vancouver Foundation’s charitable causes or to your endowment fund before the end of the year, please keep in mind the following deadlines: December...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2015
We are pleased to release the Fall 2015 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Finding Inspiration in Generosity . Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It...
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Image credit: Kamloops Art Gallery Facebook Page Jann Bailey was a valued member of Vancouver Foundation’s Arts and Culture Advisory Committee, from 2012 up until her death in October of this year...
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Freshvoices new website
Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative has launched a new website: freshvoices.ca The Make-It-Count campaign website has served us very well. An amazing 2,399 signatures to our petition, and...
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Mark Gifford of Fostering Change initiative on Global TV News
On Thursday October 8, 2015, Mark Gifford, Director of Grants and Community Initiatives and the Fostering Change Initiative at Vancouver Foundation spoke about leadership requirements to address...
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Fresh Voices 2015 Awards
Vancouver Foundation proudly announced the winners of the 2015 Fresh Voices B.C. Awards and the 2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Award to a packed crowd of young people, community members,...
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Vancouver Foundation, partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre, is proud to announce the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants program is now accepting fall 2015 applications. For many years, we’...
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Rita Cheng is President of Superior Tofu
Superior Tofu is a Vancouver based business that works hard to combine family and community values into their business practices. Rita Cheng is President of Superior Tofu and is heir to two...
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Legacy Donor Appreciation Event at Bard on the Beach
September 16, 2015
Each year we hold a Legacy Donor Appreciation event by partnering with local arts and cultural organizations that we have supported in the past. This is a great way for us to showcase these...
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October 3, 2015 to October 4, 2015
Join other immigrant and refugee youth for 2 days of dialogue and action-orientated conversations with great music, workshops, food, and skill building activities. Fresh Voices is helping to host the...
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October 2, 2015
The 2015 National Fresh Voices Artivism Awards provides a $1,000 bursary to two inspiring young immigrant, migrant or refugee individuals, aged 14-24, who has demonstrated excellence and impact in...
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Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program into two new communities through co-funding partnerships with Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and Victoria...
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October 2, 2015
Do you know an inspiring young person that is making British Columbia more welcoming for newcomers? Now is your chance to say thank you. Fresh Voices, in partnership with MOSAIC and Vancity , is...
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“They’re an inspiration,” Michael Galli says about refugee students he has met during his 20-year tenure teaching English as an additional language (EAL). Galli is past president of BC TEAL, the...
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Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Fostering Change Grants for 2015. Our commitment to this work stems from a long-standing investment to end youth homelessness by...
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19th Birthday Exhibit Youth who were formerly in government care currently comprise 40% of homeless youth in British Columbia. Many of these young adults transitioning out of care face challenges...
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Don Evans, West Coast Railway Association
Trains and love have at least one thing in common: everyone remembers their first experience. For some, that first taste of rail might have been labouring over a scale model – Tyco HO or Lionel O...
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Vancouver Foundation is proud to support a new program by Disability Alliance BC (DABC) that aims to help put money back in the pockets of 20,000 British Columbians with Disabilities. The launch of...
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Trevor Hall, Legacy Donor
Born and raised in Burnaby, Trevor Hall understands the importance of every person doing their part to make our community a better place to live. Trevor started his career as a youth care worker for...
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Community Foundations of BC Gathering In November, Vancouver Foundation was proud to host the Community Foundations of BC Gathering, a three day workshop designed to inspire learning, develop shared...
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This week Kevin McCort and Al Etmanski visited with the hosts of Roundhouse Radio at their new site in Railtown. The new station plans to launch the urban talk and spoken word format radio station...
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Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 4.15.51 PM.png To meet the people behind the numbers, please read our 2014 Year In Review
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