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Join us at Fair in the Square 2017

  On Sunday, May 28th, Central City Foundation and Vancouver Community College will host the 11th annual Fair in the Square – a no-cost community fair for inner city residents and neighbours from across Vancouver. More than 3,000 people are expected to join us in Victory Square Park to connect with their neighbours, celebrate community, enjoy the wonderful… 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

Britannia Carving Pavilion connects Aboriginal youth to art

Britannia Carving Pavilion connects Aboriginal youth to art

As a child James Harry watched his father, master carver Rick Harry, sculpt beautiful Aboriginal carvings from wood and metal, but not all youth have the opportunity to be introduced to art in the home. As an adult, James took up his father’s craft and started working with Vancouver School Board to engage with youth… Read More

The evolution of the best city in the world

The evolution of the best city in the world

by Bryan Reid, Central City Foundation board member I believe that those who have the good fortune to be able to assist, need to assist, whether that’s in time or money or some other way. I give back by volunteering as a board member for Central City Foundation, an organization dedicated to creative, collaborative solutions,… Read More

Binners’ Project shows value of coffee cup recycling and income opportunities for inner city residents

Binners’ Project shows value of coffee cup recycling and income opportunities for inner city residents

United We Can and the Binners’ Project have been long-time community partners of Central City Foundation, so CCF is proud to have been a sponsor again this year in the Coffee Cup Revolution, a day to show the value of recycling coffee cups not just for environmental reasons but also as an opportunity for binners… Read More

Community report shows investing in social purpose real estate yields big returns

Community report shows investing in social purpose real estate yields big returns

Central City Foundation donors have a real impact on improving the lives of our neighbours in need, and now we have proof that our investment model is working. Today we released our second community report, Putting a dollar value on doing good things for the community. With this report, we are able to show the… Read More

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