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The Co-operators donates $20,000 to Keeners Car Wash

The Co-operators has donated $20,000 to Keeners Car Wash, a social enterprise of Family Services of Greater Vancouver. “Our giving philosophy is rooted in the principle of concern for community and wanting to contribute something positive back to the communities we serve, where we live and where we do business,” says Leonard Sharman, spokesperson for The...
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Intact Financial Corporation donates $15,000 to Keeners

Intact Financial Corporation has donated $15,000 to Keeners Car Wash, a social enterprise of Family Services of Greater Vancouver. “In many ways, the decision to support Keeners was an easy one,” says Mandy Dennison, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility & Intact Foundation. “This donation is a prime opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of...
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Presentation to Vancouver City Council on Collective Impact

On April 15, 2015 Family Services' CEO Caroline Bonesky made a presentation to Vancouver City Council about Collective Impact and changing the outcomes of youth in care. Here is a transcript of her presentation. Good afternoon, Councillors. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you in support of the application under the innovation fund for...
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Top of the Pop-ups!

  Over 350 people were served at The Street Store’s one day pop-up shop that took place on November 23rd. Unlike other pop-ups, however, folks from the DTES had the opportunity to pick up clothes and food at absolutely no cost.   The store gave away 200 breakfast tokens from Save On Meats, 60 large bags of clothing...
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Family Services awarded New West Platinum Award

Family Services was awarded the 2014 New Westminster Platinum Award for Best Not for Profit over $1 million. The Platinum Awards celebrate business and community excellence in New Westminster. The award recognizes businesses and individuals whose achievements and contributions to the community distinguish them from their peers. This is the third year for the event. “What was...
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Basic necessities for youth urgently needed

This year, we are seeing more youth than we have ever seen before at Directions Youth Services Centre–our round-the-clock resource for homeless youth. Our supplies of the basic hygiene necessities are at record lows and we are looking for donations of any personal hygiene products, especially the following items:  
Toothpaste Toothbrushes Razors Shampoo...
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Our WorkBC Employment Services Centre-City Centre is moving

Effective Thursday, October 30 at 9:00 am,  the new location for our WorkBC Employment Services Centre-City Centre will be: 900 - 1200 Burrard Street (at Davie) Vancouver, BC. The Centre will be closed on Wednesday, October 29 and will reopen at the new site on October 30. Alternative service is available on Wednesday October 29 at the WorkBC Employment Services...
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