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Advisory Committee Open Licensing Dialogue
Welcome to our third blog post in a series designed to share our highlights (and some of our challenges) as we move closer to defining our Open Licensing Policy, due to launch in January 2017...
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Starting in September 2016, the Business Law Clinic at the Allard School of Law at UBC will begin offering supervised legal advice to segments of the small business, entrepreneurial, and non-profit...
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First Idea Jam with Staff
Welcome to our second blog post in a series designed to share our highlights (and some of our challenges) as we move closer to defining our Open Licensing Policy, due to launch in January 2017. As we...
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Threadworks Program at 3H Craftworks
How do you dismantle the myth that people with disabilities are unproductive in the workforce? Threadworks by 3H Craftworks Society provides an accredited training program for people with...
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Working Open at Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Foundation is Community Inspired. What this means to us is that community ideas, goals and interests guide us in every aspect of the work we do, and the work that we do is better when...
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Fostering Change 2016 grants
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Fostering Change Grants for 2016. Fostering Change is an initiative by Vancouver Foundation to improve policy, practice and community...
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Out On Screen and Qmunity
July 6, 2016
In July, we held a Community Causes: Support for the LGBTQ Community event! This was an opportunity to celebrate Vancouver Foundation’s funding to the LGBTQ Community, with $1 million of support over...
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Vital Signs 2016 - BC Community Survey
Vancouver Foundation is proud to launch a new Vital Signs project for 2016! Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that...
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May 11, 2016
Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing learning series - Community Causes - is designed to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site...
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Monty Jang Vancouver Foundation Fund Holder
“Walk a Little, Rest a Little, Smile for a While, Enjoy” This poem is placed on a park bench on the Vancouver seawall donated by philanthropist and Vancouver Foundation fund holder Monty Jang. Right...
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June 3, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Vancouver Foundation and Carnegie Community Centre are proud to present the 2016 Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants Group Show. The show is free and runs from June 3 to 24 at the Interurban Gallery...
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Write the Future launch
All too often, youth aging out of foster care end up homeless, are thrown into adult life before finishing high school, and have no-one to turn to in their 20’s. In BC, approximately 40% of homeless...
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We are thrilled to announce that Vancouver Foundation’s Vice-President Finance & Operations, William Hallett, has just been named a winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2016 BC CFO Awards which...
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We are pleased to share our 2015 Year in Review . Inside you’ll get an overview of initiatives we undertook this past year as well as discover the impact that donors have made in our community...
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People in Hillside-Quadra Community
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce Neighbourhood Small Grants are available again in Victoria (Hillside-Quadra). These grants are made possible through a partnership between Vancouver...
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April 13, 2016
Vancouver Foundation hosted an Investment Overview Presentation to personally connect with our charitable agency fund holders and to highlight the investment performance of their endowment funds...
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Jordana of the Kudoz program
When a research team from InWithForward moved into a social housing complex in Burnaby for three months last year, their research revealed that many people with cognitive disabilities were feeling...
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April 10 to 16, 2016, is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. It is time to write your will or bring an existing will up-to-date! There are certain significant events in life that cause reflection...
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At the same moment that one 19-year-old Vancouverite is being chauffeured to his new university campus residence by his parents, toting school supplies they’ve purchased together, another 19-year-old...
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April 5, 2016 to April 7, 2016
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce a series of upcoming information sessions in early April for potential grantees in our Health and Social Development field. These sessions will give an...
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VANCOUVER, BC, March 18, 2016 – Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is pleased to announce a $500,000 contribution from the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees (Welcome Fund) to the Vancouver...
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We depend on bees for a lot more than honey. In fact, bees pollinate the plants that supply up to one-third of the food we eat, so it’s important to both global food security and our local economy to...
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February 24, 2016
Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing learning series - Community Causes - is designed to inform and inspire donors and community members about a variety of community issues. Through story-telling and site...
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Jason McLean, Vancouver Foundation, Board Chair
It’s not every day a former prime minister shows up unannounced, but for Jason McLean, it’s just another day at the office. When former prime minister Jean Chrétien recently arrived at the...
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Create Social and Economic Change
As steam unspools from fresh cups of coffee on a polished wood countertop, dozens of young minds fumble in the background to find seats for both their ideas and their posteriors. The air is electric...
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