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Sometimes vegetable stew includes turnips. Usually it has potatoes, onions and carrots, but it might also include grains and seasonal farmers market produce like squash or zucchini. Each time it’s...
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$1 billion. That’s the staggering amount of money Vancouver Foundation has granted to worthy projects since its inception in 1943. It’s an impressive milestone, but the Foundation doesn’t take all of...
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We'd like to offer a hearty thank you to those who attended our learning exchanges on youth transitions December 13th and 14th. Over a two-day period, approximately 170 service providers, youth,...
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Vancouver Foundation is saddened at the loss of Dr. Carol Matusicky, our friend and a true community champion. Dr. Carol Matusicky was a renowned and respected family advocate who dedicated her...
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You may have seen the picture or read the story: homeless youth from foster care, huddled in a needle-strewn alley, dirty and helpless. Youth in foster care have seen it – often. And it’s this...
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December 4, 2014
Vancouver Foundation is hosting a day of learning and dialogue in New Westminster Thursday December 4th, 2014. Follow along on Twitter: @FosterChangeBC & #FosteringChange Explore the Schedule: [...
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UPDATE: Vancouver Foundation thanks the Vancouver Mayor's Office and Mayor Gregor Robertson for officially proclaiming December 2nd, Giving Tuesday in Vancouver. Giving Tuesday is a new Canadian...
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Kevin McCort grew up on a farm in Ontario, with no conscious career goal except not to be a farmer. Little did he know that his eventual career choices would make him a potential kidnap target, see...
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December 8, 2014 to December 9, 2014
Vancouver Foundation's Fresh Voices Youth Advisory Team continue to find fresh ways to speak directly to different government and community stakeholders. In partnership with B.C.'s Representative for...
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Shane Koyczan is no stranger to deeply personal material. The poetry of this Vancouver-based spoken word artist is rich in social commentary, and often delves with an unflinching eye into intimate...
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Want to be part of a vibrant group of women working together to support other women? Let us introduce you to Giving Well , Vancouver Foundation’s women’s pioneering giving circle. Giving Well brings...
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More than half of Canadian donors say they would increase their giving if there were better tax incentives. The Stretch Tax Credit is an innovative proposal that would give British Columbians the...
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November 26, 2014
Giving Well is Vancouver Foundation’s giving circle. We bring women in philanthropy together to learn about current community needs and they collaborate to support women’s issues. Since 2011, Giving...
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We invited Legacy Donors for a special sneak peek performance of the powerful Stickboy Opera that debuted October 2014, followed by an elegant reception at the Vancouver Opera’s rehearsal space.
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Vancouver Foundation held our annual Legacy Donor Appreciation Event at the Vancouver Opera’s rehearsal space on Tuesday October 7th. The Vancouver Opera graciously offered their space and a sneak...
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Vancouver Foundation has always looked for new opportunities to encourage people to share knowledge with us, and when we discover evolving models for communicating ideas, engaging community and...
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Vancouver Foundation is a proud supporter of SFU Public Square ’s Rise: Open Ideas Competition , a free competition open to the public that asks, “How can we design Metro Vancouver...
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October 19, 2014
SFU Public Square has launched Rise: An Ideas Competition Addressing Sea Level Rise to find innovative ways to address sea level rise in Metro Vancouver. Sign up to enter the competition, or simply...
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This week, Vancouver Foundation had the opportunity to connect with the leaders of diverse organizations with international reach – all of whom are focused on a common goal of creating healthy...
The City Of Vancouver is committed to becoming a healthier city. The 2025 Healthy City strategy outlines 12 long term goals and targets in areas ranging from early childhood education, affordable...
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Foundation has contributed close to $1.07 million to 16 community employment projects throughout the province that help meet the Community Action Employment Plan’s goal of...
March 3, 2014 - Vancouver Foundation today announced that its popular Neighbourhood Small Grants program (NSG) is open for 2014 applications to help make metro Vancouver neighbourhoods even better...
FEBRUARY 26, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – A public opinion study released today by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Vancouver Foundation found that only 38 per cent of respondents say that current...
$20,000 donation from the Syd Vernon Foundation supports Giving in Action Society’s Endowment 150 program Residents in northern BC with disabilities recently received a welcome push along the road to...
Some might say family is never more important than when helping young people find solid footing as adults. This Family Day, Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce it has approved $700,000 in...

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