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Silken Laumann to be keynote speaker at Brighter Tomorrows Luncheon

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is pleased to announce that Olympic Hero Silken Laumann will be our keynote speaker at the 2015 Brighter Tomorrows Luncheon.
Four-time Olympian Silken Laumann is one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders, a bestselling author, and a highly recognizable and beloved athlete.  As an elite athlete, writer, and life coach, Silken has made her...
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Slice Night celebrates 20 years of talent

“They were, quite rightly, very proud of themselves” This past year, the youth at Directions had the opportunity to showcase their many talents and to celebrate the twenty year anniversary of the street zines Slice/Another Slice. “Megaphone magazine contacted me about an article they wanted to publish on the history of street magazines,” said Colin Ford, Director...
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Directions moves in!

Just a few weeks ago, Directions Youth Services Centre moved house from their temporary location on Pacific Street to the new facility located at the old location on Burrard Street and the centre was officially opened on June 11. But before the move could happen, three staff members, Nicki McGregor, John Taylor, the day program co-ordinator...
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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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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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