Neighbours Build Hope with Connections

Read about Central City Foundation’s community groups’ programs and centres; places that build community, connections, friendships, neighbours, and remove that sense of isolation that is so prevalent in the city.

PACE Society: Building walls, tearing down barriers

PACE Society: Building walls, tearing down barriers

When Brenna Bezanson made the transition out of sex work, she faced stigma surrounding her former profession. PACE Society was a place where she was accepted for who she is and supported her while she explored new options.  After working hard with PACE to rebuild her self-esteem, Brenna jumped at the opportunity to become the… Read More

Supporting women overcome addiction at New Dawn

Supporting women overcome addiction at New Dawn

It’s not often that a bathroom or sauna can help change a life, but for the women at Chrysalis Society’s New Dawn house, that is exactly the case. “When I saw the sauna I was ecstatic,” says Kaylee. “Just to get a moment of peace helps me get back into myself and get back on… Read More

Megaphone Magazine launches new mobile payments app

Megaphone Magazine launches new mobile payments app

Central City Foundation’s partnership with Megaphone Magazine exemplifies our strong commitment to supporting programs that provide services that help people thrive by offering innovative opportunities for employment. Earlier this fall, Megaphone Magazine officially launched their new mobile payments app by inviting Mayor Gregor Robertson to Cambie and 10 Avene to be the first to download… Read More

“Central City Foundation helped a lot of people find employment because of these freezers”

“Central City Foundation helped a lot of people find employment because of these freezers”

After several years of unemployment, Glenda was uncertain she would be able to follow a routine and commit to a full time training program, let alone a full time job. When she walked into HAVE Culinary Training Society and met Chef Amber Anderson, she was not only handed chef’s whites, but the opportunity to build… Read More

One meal at a time: Helping new refugee claimants feel at home in Vancouver

One meal at a time: Helping new refugee claimants feel at home in Vancouver

When Natalia first came to Canada as a refugee from Russia, she had no friends, no family, knew no English and had only $20 to her name. Fortunately, she was connected with Kinbrace Community Society for support. Three years later Natalia and her family have a community they call home. Many come to Canada to… Read More

What to do when it feels like something’s missing

What to do when it feels like something’s missing

By Barb Justason, Central City Foundation board member Up until a few years ago, my primary concern was helping my clients make smart business decisions. As owner of a Vancouver-based market research firm, I work with organizations and businesses from almost every sector of the economy, helping them make money or gain influence. My broader… Read More

A new roof helps Aboriginal children thrive at Singing Frog

A new roof helps Aboriginal children thrive at Singing Frog

When the the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) discovered a major leak in the roof of Singing Frog Aboriginal Head Start preschool they reached out to Central City Foundation to provide emergency funding. With the support CCF’s donors, the roof was quickly repaired and now early Aboriginal education continues in a safe and comfortable… Read More

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