Let’s talk about what’s happening in our own backyard

At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we walk alongside clients as they navigate life’s challenges. Our Backyard is where we come together to share stories, provide resources for the community, and create dialogue about complex issues such as homelessness, trauma, and poverty. There’s more to every story, so let’s dive in.


Youth Mental Health: Meet Angel, Clinical Counsellor at Directions

Angel Sakkua (she/they) works as the Clinical Counsellor at Directions Youth Services. They are a queer, racialized woman working on the traditional, ancestral,...

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Exploring the 2S in 2SLGBTQIA+

Quarterly, the Justice & Equity Committee at FSGV hosts Lunch and Learns. These are open to all staff and the range of topics covered can be anything under ...

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Included Every Step of the Way

To get a better understanding of PRIYD’s approach to service delivery, we asked our ISWs a few questions about misconceptions of autism, activism, resources, and more.

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Our 2023 BC Budget Submission

In June, Family Services of Greater Vancouver wrote a recommendation for the 2024 BC Budget for the Province to: Invest in financial empowerment as a povert...

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Our Submission for The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

WHY WE WROTE A SUBMISSION Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) has been providing support to people in crisis since 1928. We specialize in assisting vul...

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Criminal Interest Rate Letter

An advocacy letter from the NWCPRC Financial Empowerment working group to the Department of Finance Canada regarding the criminal interest rate and new legislation.

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Haven Announcement

Directions Youth Services, a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), is pleased to announce a 6-month pilot project for the Directions Youth Ha...

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Un/Interrupted Campaign Launch

Un/Interrupted campaign raises awareness for youth exploitation and human trafficking, calling on all members of society to uphold youth rights

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How the BC Budget Can Help Your Budget

When it comes to budgeting, the Financial Empowerment team at Family Services always keeps up to date on the latest information on benefits, rebates, and other ...

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