Author: Donna

How to make wise consumer choices

This is part three of our 5-part series for Financial Literacy Month Ever make a purchase and have regrets afterwards, asking yourself “Why did I buy this?!” Buyer’s remorse affects everyone from time to time, but there are things you can do to prevent yourself from making hasty and regrettable consumer decisions. This is especially …

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How to make a game plan to pay off your debts

This is part two of our 5-part series for Financial Literacy Month Debts can be like birthdays—whether we ignore them or not, they won’t go away. Although it may sometimes be tempting to take an avoidance strategy like not opening those ominous statements, this will only make things worse as debt and interest rates add …

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Living our Values: Staffing Diversity at FSGV

At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, diversity is one of our core values, and we take staffing diversity very seriously. Tina Yazdanfar is a family counsellor at our Family Preservation and Reunification Services, where she works with clients coming from a myriad of cultural backgrounds. To her, having a diverse staff group is key to …

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Looking back at 90 years of FSGV

FSGV is is thrilled to be celebrating our 90 year anniversary this year. For the past 90 years, we have addressed the changing needs of individuals and families across the Lower Mainland, and continue to provide support to thousands of people in the community. Here’s a look at our milestones through the decades: 1920s In …

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4 Ways to Express Your Gratitude

Giving thanks isn’t a practice we should just confine to Thanksgiving. Being grateful for the the good things and people in your life is important to practice year-round, and can have positive benefits on your life as well as the lives of the people around you and your community as a whole. Gratitude journals are …

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Why Community Kitchens are Great for Parents

If cooking seems like more of a chore than a fun bonding activity with your children, you’re not alone. It’s difficult to prepare three healthy and balanced meals a day for yourself and your family. You have to find recipes, buy groceries, prepare the food, cook the meals and serve them. It’s enough to make …

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How to help your child with back to school jitters

September may not be the traditional New Year, but for most kids, it represents a new beginning. Some kids embrace the new school year and look forward to seeing old friends, getting new school supplies, and learning again. Unfortunately, for some students, September can be a major source of anxiety. A new school year doesn’t …

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