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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Can taking part in a Community Kitchen transform a life?

Community Kitchens—Cooking, Connections and More Community kitchens, where people cook nourishing meals together, are great ways for people to learn to prepare tasty food while building connections with other people in their community. That’s why Family Services of Greater Vancouver offers community kitchens that are open to anyone, as well as kitchens for single moms, …

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A walk in the shoes of a homeless youth

As a 22 year-old transgendered female with mental challenges and a history of incarceration, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to successfully find income, 3 square meals, and a warm, dry, safe place to stay for the night. These were the objectives and challenges facing me during my recent experience in the …

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