How Financial Empowerment Builds Strong Communities

Powerful communities are cultivated from the ground up, and when community members don’t have equal access to education, a divide can begin to form. We’ve all heard the timeless idiom, “knowledge is power”, but it’s imperative to realize just how sharply those words ring true. Being financially savvy is an invaluable skill that not only …

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Workplace bullying: identify the signs and take action

The effects of bullying on a person can be extremely damaging—in fact, both the victim of bullying and the person who perpetuates bullying have been found to be at higher risk for suicide.1 But while we typically think of bullying as a problem in schools and playgrounds, a staggering 40% of Canadians experience one or …

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Finding fulfillment and purpose in the PRIYD program

I started working as an integration support worker with the PRIYD (Providing Resources and Independence for Youth Development) program at Family Services of Greater Vancouver in March 2015. Since then, I have had the opportunity to support children and youth with developmental disabilities. My main responsibility has been to support youth in developing life skills …

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Top Five Tips on Saving for Your Child’s Education

Thinking about funding your kids’ education can seem overwhelming. With education costs rising at over twice the rate of inflation over the last 20 years, developing a strategy and initiating it when your kids are young, becomes critical when tackling the high price tag attached to post-secondary education. Here are five tips to help you …

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FSGV Adoptions Holiday Open House – With Santa Visit!

Dear Families, December will be a month of celebration at the FSGV Adoption Agency. This year marks our 20th Anniversary and we are proud to continue to support families in creating brighter tomorrows. With Adoption Awareness Month still fresh in our minds, we are celebrating with a Holiday Open House on December 14, 2017. We …

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