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Read stories about Central City Foundation grants that build jobs, income, training, entrepreneurship, potential, future for children and youth.

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We Build Hope with Opportunities
Read stories about Central City Foundation grants that build jobs, income, training, entrepreneurship, potential, future for children and youth.

Stitching together a livelihood at Craftworks

Stitching together a livelihood at Craftworks

New industrial sewing machines help people with barriers to employment at Craftworks. Heather Stewart has always been a sewer, but never dreamed of doing it professionally until she reached out to 3H Craftworks Society. She took a 12-week industrial sewing...

Britannia Carving Pavilion connects Aboriginal youth to art

As a child James Harry watched his father, master carver Rick Harry, sculpt beautiful Aboriginal carvings from wood and metal, but not all youth have the opportunity to be introduced to art in the home. As an adult, James took up his father’s craft and...

Groundswell educates the socially conscious leaders of tomorrow

Groundswell Education Society is a learning space where people with barriers to education or employment learn how to become socially conscious entrepreneurs. Sarah Kothlow is a former foster child who joined Groundswell’s Uprising program for youth exiting...

The DTES Street Market transforms lives

Marcel Mouisseau’s table of trinkets is front and centre at the Downtown Eastside Street Market, which is why he is sure to welcome every person who comes through the East Hastings location. “I like to tell people to come in and have a coffee, make some...

The women at Tradeworks get that competitive edge

For the women who come to Tradeworks Training Society, being offered a chance to transform their lives fosters real hope in the future. Many are exiting the sex trade industry or have overcome substance abuse. Others lack education or are single mothers...