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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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Judie Cummer. Legacy Donor
For the past six years Judie Cummer has been getting together with her neighbours to plan an annual block party, supported by a grant from Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program...
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On May 13th 2015 our Fresh Voices initiative hosted “My Mother’s Home” to honour the stories of resilience and diverse migration journeys of racialized immigrant and refugee mothers in British...
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On May 21 st Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants team hosted a one-day event to bring together coordinators, Resident Advisory Committee members and project leaders representing all the...
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The Fostering Change team has been on the road with Community Conversation events across the lower mainland focused on getting communities talking and learning, sparking new thinking, and identifying...
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Vancouver Foundation's Fostering Change initiative is hosting a day that focuses on supporting wellness for young people transitioning out of foster care. Our forum will bring together frontline...
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We are pleased to release the 2014 Year-In-Review. Inside the report you’ll get an overview of initiatives we undertook this past year as well as discover the impact that donors have made in our...
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StepUp BC is an initiative of the provincial government’s Labour Market Partnership Project funded through the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. In partnership with the Vancouver...
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We are extremely proud to launch www.fosteringchange.ca today – a website to support our vision that young people leaving foster care have the opportunities and support needed to thrive as adults...
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A new café has popped up in downtown Vancouver, serving up hot entrees, sandwiches, soups and salads to a busy lunch crowd. While ordinarily this wouldn’t be news, Café 335 is different: the...
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May 7, 2015 Vancouver Foundation becomes the first Canadian community foundation to join the Open Licensing movement. VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Foundation today announced that, beginning in 2017, it...
As the disaster unfolds in Nepal, I think of my time at CARE Canada in terms of the challenges to overcome as humanitarians seek to bring life-saving and meaningful assistance to the communities in...
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Fostering Change is an initiative of Vancouver Foundation that explores how youth in government care can get the resources and relationships they need to thrive in adulthood. You are invited to join...
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