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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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Brighter Tomorrows Luncheon surpasses fundraising goal

Thanks to everyone who attended our Brighter Tomorrows luncheon. We hope Frank O’Dea’s message of Hope, Vision and Action left you uplifted and inspired. Thanks to your support, we have surpassed our fundraising target and raised over $77,000 to help some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable children, youth and adults rediscover hope, build confidence and resilience and...
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FLY Program receives grant

The Financial Literacy for Youth Savings Circle Program received a grant of $12,000 from VanCity. The program a six month financial literacy and savings program that assists youth in building savings with the goals of increasing employability, education and independence....
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Love breathing dragons

Students create powerful artwork to address bullying RSVP Ambassadors in grades 6 and 7 at Sexsmith Elementary School created these beautiful pieces of artwork to mark Anti-Bullying Day, which was held on February 26, 2014. Together with Family Services counsellor Ruby Mirmiran and staff at the school, they explored healthy relationship themes. They took part in mentorship...
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RSVP Program celebrates milestone anniversary

The Respect, Safety and Violence prevention (RSVP) program at Family Services held an anniversary celebration honouring over 10 years of helping children learn about healthy relationships. “Our success is a testament to the hard work, skill and caring of our program counselors,” said Kareen Hudson, manager, business development, RSVP. “I also have to credit our solid partnership...
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Family Services’ Richmond staff awarded “U-ROC Asset Champions”

Every year, the City of Richmond hosts the U-ROC Awards which celebrates the achievements and dedication of outstanding youth, youth groups and asset champions within the Richmond community. This year, two staff members from Richmond were honoured. Jamie Smulders was recognized for “being gifted at engaging youth in difficult subjects and helping them build tools and...
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Parents Connect: New Program for Parents

Family Services is delighted to announce a new program in New Westminster which aims to support families new to Canada by matching them with mentor families who have lived in Canada for a long time. Parents Connect began its first 14-week program last fall with a group of ten moms with young children. Newcomers and volunteers...
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