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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...
Today the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation announced the community grant recipients of the second cycle of the Greenest City Fund, which will help support projects related to the City’s...
If you’ve got the time, the patience, and the skills, do-it-yourself can be a great way to go -- for home renos, and for charitable giving. Bill Langlois and Mike Melnyk are both retired B.C...
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“What can I do to teach my children to manage their inheritance?” This is an excellent question. Too often there is a reluctance to discuss financial matters with children or grandchildren. Some feel...
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"I gave my daughter power of attorney a few years ago. Do I need to do a new one because the law changed last fall?" Good question. On September 1, 2011, the enduring power of attorney laws did...
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Something old, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in her shoe. When Tom and Brittany decided to tie the knot last year, they wanted to put a new twist on this old...
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Life is brighter around some people. Things seem more interesting, more colourful when you are near them. It’s as if these people radiate enthusiasm; their zest for life spills over and suddenly you...
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A.J. had done fairly well for himself and his family. Now in his 50s, he was comfortable, in good health, his house paid off, the kids were finished university and starting their careers, and there...
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“I’m a Canadian, but my husband is a US citizen. We live in Vancouver and are updating our wills to include a gift to Vancouver Foundation. Do we need to consider any special tax rules?” This...
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Diamonds may be forever, but having a roof overhead can make an everlasting difference in the life of a vulnerable youth at risk of becoming homeless. Britton Diamonds in Vancouver has committed one...
Lovable is a photography program for young women. Organized by two young photographers – Nicola Hodges and Sylvia McFadden – its goal is to empower women to fight back against unrealistic beauty...
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Since 1995, Word Vancouver has presented a wide range of author readings and events as part of the annual Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair . The intent is to advance education and literacy, and...
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Aboriginal students at four north Okanagan elementary schools are discovering the joy of reading, thanks to a successful after-school reading program called Coyote Café. Twice a week for 25 weeks,...
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For millennia, bees have flown from one plant to the next, gathering nectar and pollinating as they go. It’s an important role – an estimated 30 per cent of the world’s food crops and 90 per cent of...
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Vancouver Foundation congratulates former President and CEO, Faye Wightman, and former Board member Robert Lee on receiving Giving Hearts Awards today from the Vancouver chapter of the Association of...
Vancouver Foundation today released Youth Vital Signs , a report card on quality of life in metro Vancouver from a youth perspective. This comprehensive survey, co-sponsored by Coast Capital Savings...
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The story of two women who built a community in the streets of Surrey. January 2012: An idea is born It’s a dismal winter night. Linda Kompauer and Laura Krowchenko are taking friends home through...
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Taking the pulse of young people in metro Vancouver Like many young people starting out, Rahul Walia is charting his career course. The 20-year-old Vancouver resident, who is studying life sciences...
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While South Granville is known for its designer shops, live theatre and award-winning restaurants, affordable produce can be hard to find. Populated by many seniors, some of whom have been living in...
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Vancouver Foundation’s new president and CEO, Kevin McCort, is ready to connect and engage with the community Kevin McCort assumed the reins as new president and CEO of Vancouver Foundation in...
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"I live to give, do good, thank God, and play golf" “Retired.” It’s definitely not a word you would use to describe Jack Gin – although it’s been more than five years since he drew a paycheque or...
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A seven-year-old’s birthday present in 1938 is one gift that keeps on giving At 82, Sheila Ross moves a bit more slowly now. But her wit, her sense of humour and her memory show no signs of slowing...
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