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Youth aging out of government care find support as they transition to adulthood, and independence Robert Davidson, 19, has been fending for himself ever since he can remember. The youngest of three...
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By Ian Robertson Table by Michael Erez From Vancouver Magazine Fall 2013 Why it's better to donate securities than cash Canada has long provided generous tax incentives for Canadians who donate to...
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In its first year of operation, the Vancouver Rent Bank (VRB) program has prevented evictions for over 200 people through the use of small, interest-free loans to help them through a temporary...
Vancouver, BC − The majority of British Columbians want to extend the age of government support to youth in foster care from 19 to at least age 21, a new province-wide survey conducted by Vancouver...
Vancouver, BC – Immigrant and refugee youth are calling upon the B.C. Ministry of Education to allow English Language Learning (also known as English as a Second Language) courses to count toward...
Guests relished being a child while interacting with the many exciting Science World exhibits in the Eureka! Gallery and enjoyed a forceful a capella choir performance by Chor Leoni Men’s Choir.
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The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society provides a safe home for rescued, abused and unwanted donkeys in British Columbia. Located near Salmon Arm in BC's interior, the facility is home to 24 donkeys...
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Vancouver, B.C. – Gord MacDougall, Board Chair of Vancouver Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McCort as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver Foundation. McCort...
Vancouver Foundation today announced the appointment of Sarah Morgan-Silvester, Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Ms. Morgan-Silvester has...
With Braeden, who is almost three, seven-year-old Jacob, and their big brother, eight-year-old Matthew, parents Jeanne and Dan Moy don’t get much time to sit and relax. In a perfect world, on a sunny...
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Throughout the year, visitors flock to parks in British Columbia for the fresh air and lush greenery, along with the opportunity to walk, hike, camp, swim and reconnect with nature. But now, our...
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A dedicated volunteer, Brad Joseph found a way to continue his support long after he was gone “Brad had personality-plus! He made friends no matter where he went,” says his mother, Bernice Joseph. “...
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The best-known sign in Deaf culture, the one for “I love you,” was a big hit at a Surrey housing complex during a five-day workshop last summer. Posters and T-shirts were emblazoned with the gesture...
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When you think about bees, what comes to mind? Honey? Hives? Yellow and black stripes? Stings? Well, Tanya Otero would like you to think again, and introduce you to BC’s native pollinator: the mason...
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David Lemon isn’t looking for a pat on the back. Through his work he has been providing elderly Canadians in care with meaningful moments of joy, but he is far from satisfied. What he desperately...
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Living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), suffering from schizophrenia, battling emotional trauma and dealing with an all-consuming heroin addiction, Andrew Fiore has seen his share of despair...
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Indonesians have been creating colourful and intricate patterns on fabrics since the seventh century. Called batik , it’s used for everything from ceremonial attire to textiles that bring luck to...
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June 4, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation embraced His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada’s call to build a more “smart and caring” nation by launching a $4 million...
In this issue of Vancouver Foundation magazine, you’ll find a recurring theme of transition – whether it is a life transition, a physical move or a change in one’s environment. With every transition...
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One of Alexandra O’Donaghey’s first memories is of her drug-addicted and alcoholic parents splitting up. She was only four, but already smart enough to know she would be staying with her grandmother...
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After eight years at the helm of Vancouver Foundation, Faye Wightman has announced that she will retire from the Foundation this year in order to spend more time with family. She describes her time...
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Vancouver -- May 30, 2013 -- Faye Wightman, President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation, announced that she will retire later this year as the head of Canada's largest community foundation, a position...
May 28, 2013 -- Members of the public will get a glimpse of life on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) through the eyes of its resident artists at a visual arts exhibit starting May 29 at the...
When Tricia Keith and her family moved to a new housing development in Whalley, they felt, like their neighbours, that the area needed some fresh energy. It needed some inspiration and a little...
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May 23, 2013 -- Vancouver heiress Judith Jardine bequeaths $40 million to three beneficiaries Vancouver Foundation, the University of British Columbia and the BC Conference of The United Church of...

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