Year: 2014

Media Advisory

Directions Youth Services Centre re-opens in original location What: Directions Youth Services Centre —a round-the-clock support to provide the city’s homeless and most vulnerable youth with the resources needed to deal with the root causes of homelessness and the skills to make positive, healthy choices—has moved back to its original location at 1138 Burrard St, …

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First Call moves to Vancity

There’s a lot of change happening at Family Services, some quite visible and others, a bit quieter. One of those changes involves First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. It was housed at our Kingsway office, and they’ve now moved to Vancity Community Foundation’s office in downtown Vancouver. First Call is a child advocacy …

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Stand Together 2014 Conference

Family Services was one of the hosts of the 2014 Stand Together Conference held on May 29 and 30. Conference topics included Fostering resiliency with indigenous children and families. This session provided participants with a unique understanding of the how history continues to impact Aboriginal children and families the factors that foster and enhance their …

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Caroline Bonesky on Collective Impact

I have been spending a lot of time on promoting the idea of Collective Impact as a way to work collaboratively with other organizations to address those persistent social problems that greatly impact our ability to accomplish our mission. Collective impact is a process rather than a thing, and it’s rooted in the idea that we …

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Brighter Tomorrows Luncheon surpasses fundraising goal

Thanks to everyone who attended our Brighter Tomorrows luncheon. We hope Frank O’Dea’s message of Hope, Vision and Action left you uplifted and inspired. Thanks to your support, we have surpassed our fundraising target and raised over $77,000 to help some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable children, youth and adults rediscover hope, build confidence and resilience …

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FLY Program receives grant

The Financial Literacy for Youth Savings Circle Program received a grant of $12,000 from VanCity. The program a six month financial literacy and savings program that assists youth in building savings with the goals of increasing employability, education and independence.

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Love breathing dragons

Students create powerful artwork to address bullying RSVP Ambassadors in grades 6 and 7 at Sexsmith Elementary School created these beautiful pieces of artwork to mark Anti-Bullying Day, which was held on February 26, 2014. Together with Family Services counsellor Ruby Mirmiran and staff at the school, they explored healthy relationship themes. They took part …

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