Yearly Archives: 2014

Our clients say it best

Throughout the year, Family Services conducts client satisfaction surveys. “The most recent survey results reinforce that our clients experience respect, dignity, compassion and dedication from the great staff that we hire to fulfill our mission,” says CEO Caroline Bonesky. “It reminds me what a privilege I have to represent these client experiences in the broader public...
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Family Block Party

You're invited to attend a FREE Community Block Party on Saturday, August 16th from 11am to 3pm. There'll be a bouncy castle, food, entertainment, games and more. Join in for a fun filled day for the whole family. The event takes place at the corner of Blackford and 6th Streets in New Westminster. The event...
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Annual General Meeting – Save the date

Family Services of Greater Vancouver Annual General Meeting Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Noon - 1:30 pm (Registration 11:45 am) Il Centro - Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC...
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Media Advisory

Directions Youth Services Centre re-opens in original location What: Directions Youth Services Centre —a round-the-clock support to provide the city’s homeless and most vulnerable youth with the resources needed to deal with the root causes of homelessness and the skills to make positive, healthy choices—has moved back to its original location at 1138 Burrard St, which is...
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First Call moves to Vancity

There’s a lot of change happening at Family Services, some quite visible and others, a bit quieter. One of those changes involves First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. It was housed at our Kingsway office, and they’ve now moved to Vancity Community Foundation’s office in downtown Vancouver. First Call is a child advocacy coalition...
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Stand Together 2014 Conference

Family Services was one of the hosts of the 2014 Stand Together Conference held on May 29 and 30. Conference topics included Fostering resiliency with indigenous children and families. This session provided participants with a unique understanding of the how history continues to impact Aboriginal children and families the factors that foster and enhance their strength...
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Caroline Bonesky on Collective Impact

I have been spending a lot of time on promoting the idea of Collective Impact as a way to work collaboratively with other organizations to address those persistent social problems that greatly impact our ability to accomplish our mission. Collective impact is a process rather than a thing, and it’s rooted in the idea that we all...
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