Category: Community

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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Breaking the silence around men’s mental health

When it comes to men’s health, the focus in recent years has been primarily on physical health and awareness of diseases like prostate and testicular cancer. However, it’s important we also recognize the importance of men’s mental health. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, over 3.4 million Canadian men and boys experience mental health …

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The benefits of multiculturalism

Canada has long been hailed as a cultural mosaic, home to people with a wide variety of diverse backgrounds. This Canada Multiculturalism Day, it’s important to recognize some of the ways we all benefit from multiculturalism on a daily basis: Multiculturalism makes us more creative Opening ourselves up to aspects of other cultures—whether it’s a …

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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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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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