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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

Groundswell on Granville Island

Groundswell on Granville Island

Central City Foundation donors support social entrepreneurs at Groundswell public market Groundswell is an alternative business school that gives students the tools, mentorship and community to build a social venture that helps solve real world problems. With funding from Central City Foundation donors, Groundswell alumni are sharing their businesses, mission and skills with the public… Read More

A Welcome Centre for newcomers to Canada

A Welcome Centre for newcomers to Canada

Central City Foundation donors helped fund new ISSofBC Welcome Centre Newcomers to Canada face the challenge of navigating a new country, culture and, often, a new language. The challenge is even greater for the thousands of refugees who come to Canada for a safe new beginning. Navigating the Canadian education system, work culture and day-to-day… 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

Lu’ma Medical Clinic provides Indigenous-centred health care

Lu’ma Medical Clinic provides Indigenous-centred health care

For many Indigenous residents of Vancouver, good, consistent health care is not easy to find. That’s why Lu’ma Native Housing Society decided to bring healthcare to their community by opening the Lu’ma Medical Centre, to provide medical service by Indigenous people, to Indigenous people. “Indigenous people need to know there is a place where they… 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

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