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The Heart of Collingwood Neighbourhood House

The Heart of Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Central City Foundation donors helped fund kitchen renovations at Collingwood Neighbourhood House. Chef Najia Elacel works in the heart of Collingwood Neighbourhood House – the kitchen. She serves hot lunches and teaches people of all ages how to prepare their own meals in her culinary programs. The Collingwood community has come to rely on Najia,… Read More

Britannia Carving Pavilion has a new Indigenous name

Britannia Carving Pavilion has a new Indigenous name

Central City Foundation donors helped fund the Pavilion that was honoured with a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ name.  The Britannia Carving Pavilion that Central City Foundation donors helped fund has a new name,  šxʷqʷeləwən ct. Listen here for pronunciation. The name is from the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Halkomelem) language, which loosely translated means “one heart, one mind and feelings.” The name… Read More

Megaphone payment app a great success

Megaphone payment app a great success

The Megaphone Magazine mobile payments app has seen fantastic results since it launched last September. The development of the ground-breaking app was funded by Central City Foundation donors, investing in innovative projects to improve the lives of our inner city neighbours. Megaphone Magazine is a street newspaper that provides employment to those who face barriers… Read More

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

Join us at Fair in the Square 2017

Join us at Fair in the Square 2017

Central City Foundation and Vancouver Community College will host the 11th Fair in the Square on Sunday, May 28th at Victory Square Park in Gastown, and we’d love to have you with us. Fair in the Square, in its 11th edition this year, is a no-cost community fair for people from across Vancouver including our… Read More

New Wellness Hub connects Indigenous youth to health and healing

New Wellness Hub connects Indigenous youth to health and healing

Rae-Ann is a vibrant fixture at the Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA), spreading positivity wherever she goes, and helping Indigenous youth find help, community and wellness. But before she discovered UNYA, she wasn’t feeling that way, she would even have described herself as closed off to the love of others. After the death of a… 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

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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