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...

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Breaking into the Human Services Field: A Guide for Students and Recent Graduates

I have the privilege of working as the recruitment coordinator with the PRIYD Program at Family Services of Greater Vancouver. That means I get to meet and offer employment to students and recent graduates from programs such as psychology, sociology, social work and family studies. The great thing about these...

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BC families missing out on $4.6B in free RESP grant money; Are you getting yours?

November is Financial Literacy Month, and while education costs continue to soar at more than twice the inflation rate, many families continue to leave millions annually in free RESP grant money on the table. Participation rates for eligible BC families remain at 38% for the Canada Learning Bond (CLB) and 54%...

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A Walk in the Shoes of a Homeless Youth

  As a 22 year old transgendered female with mental challenges and a history of incarceration, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to successfully find income, 3 square meals, and a warm, dry, safe place to stay for the night. These were the objectives and challenges facing...

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Can a Taking Part in Community Kitchen Transform a Life?

Community Kitchens–Cooking, Connections and More Community kitchens, where people cook nourishing meals together, are great ways for people to learn to prepare tasty food while building connections with other people in their community. That’s why Family Services of Greater Vancouver offers community kitchens that are open to anyone, as well...

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Join Our Free Community Kitchens!

For parents, seniors and anyone interested in easy, low cost food such as soups, one pot meals, kids’ lunches and snacks. WHEN: Thursdays Oct 26–Nov 30, 9:15am–12:15pm WHERE: Salvation Army 325 Sixth Street New Westminster FREE! Childcare available for children 18 months and older. REGISTER: Contact Pat 604 764 1358 pdavison@fsgv.ca or Joana 604...

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