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 such...
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Stand up to your inner bully by cultivating self-compassion

On February 28, Canadians will be wearing a pink t-shirt to take a stand against bullying in our schools, workplaces, and online. However, we often overlook the most common source of bullying in our own lives—ourselves. At Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV), we go beyond the pink t-shirt to create respectful connections that are reflected...
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Start the new year off right with financial resolutions

Seven financial tips to start your year off on the right track

January’s credit card statement or a quick peek at your bank account can bring the holiday cheer to a sudden, sobering halt. What better reason to include financial resolutions to your list of New Year’s pledges? Below are seven ideas to get you started. 1....
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Caring Neighbours Program – Act 1

When you give, you get.  It is as simple as that.

I’ve lost two loved ones on my Christmas list this year which could be a sad story, but it isn’t this story.  As a result, I have a little more this season, allowing me to sponsor a senior in my community who could use an...
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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 get ahead...
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