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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

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

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