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Read about Central City Foundation’s community groups’ programs and centres; places that build community, connections, friendships, neighbours, and remove that sense of isolation that is so prevalent in the city.

Neighbourocity News

We Build Hope with Connections
Read about Central City Foundation’s community groups’ programs and centres; places that build community, connections, friendships, neighbours, and remove that sense of isolation that is so prevalent in the city.

They may be strangers but they are still my neighbours.

They may be strangers but they are still my neighbours.

I feel like I’m making the most meaningful contribution to my community through Central City Foundation. I think as you grow older you come to appreciate that you can make a difference by using your skills in the right way. As a trust and estate lawyer, I...

Britannia Carving Pavilion has a new Indigenous name

Central City Foundation donors helped fund the Pavilion that was honoured with a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ name. Central City Foundation donors helped fund the Pavilion that was honoured with a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ name. The Britannia Carving Pavilion that...

Fair in the Square 2017

This year's Fair in the Square was not only a celebration of our inner city neighbours, but a moment of respite for a community facing an opioid crisis. It was an afternoon of neighbours coming together, supporting one another and together building hope....

PACE Society: Building walls, tearing down barriers

When Brenna Bezanson made the transition out of sex work, she faced stigma surrounding her former profession. PACE Society was a place where she was accepted for who she is and supported her while she explored new options.  After working hard with PACE to rebuild her...

Tom Syer: It’s good to be compassionate

After years of working in high stress government and business environments and starting a family, I felt a strong need to give back to my community. Fortunately a unique and wonderful opportunity to connect in a more grassroots, direct way was awaiting me. A former...

Join us at Fair in the Square 2017

On Sunday, May 28th, Central City Foundation and Vancouver Community College will host the 11th annual Fair in the Square - a no-cost community fair for inner city residents and neighbours from across Vancouver. More than 3,000 people are expected to join us in...

Supporting women overcome addiction at New Dawn

It’s not often that a bathroom or sauna can help change a life, but for the women at Chrysalis Society’s New Dawn house, that is exactly the case. “When I saw the sauna I was ecstatic,” says Kaylee. “Just to get a moment of peace helps me get back into...

Megaphone Magazine launches new mobile payments app

Central City Foundation’s partnership with Megaphone Magazine exemplifies our strong commitment to supporting programs that provide services that help people thrive by offering innovative opportunities for employment. Earlier this fall,...