Stories

Lu'Ma Medical Centre supported by VanTel/Safeway Fund
The Centre is the only clinic in Vancouver with Indigenous doctors and provides access to traditional healers and a mental health counsellor. Earlier in 2016, the VanTel Safeway Credit Union Legacy Fund received an application from Lu’ma seeking funding to furnish patient examination rooms.
Vancouver Farmers’ Markets Fresh To Families Fund
The Fresh to Families Project provides access to fresh, locally grown food for low income families, newly arrived refugees, and at-risk expectant mothers through its community partners at MOSAIC, Circles of Care & Connection, and VCH Healthiest Babies Possible.
Inspired by a Passion for Protecting the Environment
When Peter Rodseth passed away in 2014, his network of friends in the Nechako Valley came together to support the family and celebrate Peter’s life. Together they learned so much about Peter, hearing about the lives he touched and how he mentored many young people.
Lohbrunner Farm & The Foodlands Cooperative
There is growing public awareness and enthusiasm around building a sustainable local food and agriculture system in BC. By supporting the establishment of the Foodlands Cooperative and contributing to the acquisition of its first farm, we are helping lead the way to make foodland more accessible.
Program Related Investments Allow Orgs to Own Real Estate
For the last quarter century, Vancity Community Foundation has been creating impact in a number of forward-thinking ways. One such example is by making Program Related Investments...
From Plate to Plate in their own Backyard
Loutet Farm came to fruition in a unique partnership between the North Shore Neighbourhood House, the City of North Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia. Designed to...
Phoenix Recovery Society Facilitates Independence
In 2004, Phoenix Drug and Alcohol Recovery Society received the $1 Million Vancity Award through the Vancity grant program – as voted on by Vancity members – to finish its flagship...
Common Thread Cooperative Weaves Skills and Self-Esteem
Common Thread is a cooperative social enterprise based in Vancouver. The co-op provides practical and flexible training and employment in industrial sewing for women who are...
Westcoast Genesis Society opens its doors to men in need
The Westcoast Genesis Society is a non-profit organization and registered charity that formed in April 2000. From the onset, its mission was to actively promote the physical,...
Margaret Mitchell: A Life Rich in Contribution
When Margaret Mitchell passed away on International Women’s Day in 2017 at the age of 92, she left a legacy of advocating for the rights of women and greater economic and social justice for all.
First Call BC Steps Up for the Vulnerable
A non-partisan coalition that supports BC children, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition has a lot to be proud of when it comes to stepping up for this province’s most...
Legacy Fund Celebrates Expression & Equality
The mandate of the Brooke Forbes Legacy Fund is to teach audio production skills to minority youth who want to tell their stories through the medium. Set up to honour long-time...
Mom2Mom pairs mentors with those in need of support
The work of Mom2Mom (M2M) Child Poverty Initiative Society is based on research in child development and neuroscience, which has shown that enriching children’s environments by...
FFCF & Young Agrarians Prove Future is Ripe with Possibility
We want to grow the next generation of ecological farmers in BC. Our ideal future would be that new and young farmers are able to thrive, and that people everywhere –from all...
When it Comes to Farmed Salmon, KUTERRA Goes Against the Current
They said it couldn’t be done. After all, who knew that salmon could be farmed in a way that is environmentally friendly, as well as antibiotic-, and hormone-free – completely...