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OUR BACKYARD

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.

Stories


There’s More to Sara’s Story

Sara came to Canada as a refugee with her five children, her elderly mother, and nothing else but a backpack. When her family arrived, they needed help. "I wish...

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Here to Support Families: An FSGV and VPL Partnership

We love teaming up with other organizations to give people more: more access, more support, and more resources. This month, we collaborated with Vancouver Publi...

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Action Speaks Louder Than Words

Ayaaz Jamal came to the 2022 Soirée fundraiser as a guest. He left that night feeling inspired and ready to take action. Learning about our impact—including...

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Advocacy


Thinking Beyond the BC Budget

The 2024 BC Budget was delivered on February 22, 2024, promising action for a stronger British Columbia. Like many non-profits in the community social services ...

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FE and Our Partners are Championing Change for Canadians

Financial Empowerment at FSGV and Prosper Canada have been in partnership for nearly a decade. During this period, our partnership has grown and together with f...

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Speaking up for Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two-Spirit Youth

On November 29, 2023, Alysha Somerton spoke at Vancouver City Council to support a motion to create a Trans, Gender Diverse and Two-Spirit (TGD2S) Inclusion and Safety Action Plan

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News


Here to Support Families: An FSGV and VPL Partnership

We love teaming up with other organizations to give people more: more access, more support, and more resources. This month, we collaborated with Vancouver Publi...

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Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Public Library Collaborate to Host Family Day Pop-up

Vancouver, B.C. (February 5, 2024): Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) has partnered with Vancouver Public Library (VPL) to host a Family Day pop-up ev...

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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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