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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

Reel Youth: New camera equipment, new opportunities

Reel Youth: New camera equipment, new opportunities

When Max Paquin moved to Vancouver from Montreal as a teenager, he spoke almost no English and struggled to connect with his peers at school. His single mother encouraged him to get involved with Reel Youth, where he learned to express himself through the lens of a camera. “What I noticed from taking videos or… 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

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

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

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

Demonstration project educates about traditional First Nations housing

Demonstration project educates about traditional First Nations housing

As a signatory to the Canadian Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action on Truth and Reconciliation, Central City Foundation is  committed to sharing networks and resources, and building relationships with Indigenous communities to create a greater understanding of Canada’s first people. With the generous support of our donors, CCF has had a long history of funding… Read More

Neighbours celebrate 10 years of Fair in the Square

Neighbours celebrate 10 years of Fair in the Square

At Central City Foundation we are committed to building understanding between neighbours, which is why we’ve hosted Fair in the Square for the past 10 years. This year’s 10th annual Fair in the Square was held at Victory Square Park on May 29th and once again Vancouverites took the opportunity to slow down, eat some… Read More

The DTES Street Market transforms lives

The DTES Street Market transforms lives

Marcel Mouisseau’s table of trinkets is front and centre at the Downtown Eastside Street Market, which is why he is sure to welcome every person who comes through the East Hastings location. “I like to tell people to come in and have a coffee, make some friends and socialize,” says Mouisseau while making a sale.… 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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