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Community Conversation: Surrey When: Thursday May 7, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT Where: City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8 Registration is Limited. Click here...
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Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce the return of its Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Both Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are now...
Takao Tanabe may be one of Canada’s most renowned artists, his 60-year career chronicled in detail by art institutions, journals and the media alike. But there’s a lesser-known side to his success...
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Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program is based on a simple but powerful idea: when people feel a sense of connection and belonging to their neighbourhood, they are more...
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Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Foundation is proud to announce the return of its Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Both Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are now...
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2014 Greenest City Community Grant Recipients For immediate release. [ PDF Version ] Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014...
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With our updated online donation system , your official tax receipt will be delivered straight to your email inbox. No more waiting for your tax receipt to arrive in the mail. New features also let...
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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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