This is Neighbourocity News

We are a city of caring neighbours. Together we are improving lives, creating impact and building hope. Read our stories.

This is Neighbourocity News

We are a city of caring neighbours. Together we are improving lives, creating impact and building hope. Read our stories.

A new home for DEWY North

A new home for DEWY North

“Central City Foundation trusted us that we would know what was going to work for young people.”  Alex Dykstra sees youth from all backgrounds and situations come through the doors of the Day, Evening, Weekend Youth (DEWY) drop-in centre in Coquitlam. Some are dealing...

Groundswell on Granville Island

Central City Foundation donors support social entrepreneurs at Groundswell public market Groundswell is an alternative business school that gives students the tools, mentorship and community to build a social venture that helps solve real world problems....

A Welcome Centre for newcomers to Canada

Central City Foundation donors helped fund new ISSofBC Welcome Centre Newcomers to Canada face the challenge of navigating a new country, culture and, often, a new language. The challenge is even greater for the thousands of refugees who come to Canada for a safe new...

Megaphone payment app a great success

The Megaphone Magazine mobile payments app has seen fantastic results since it launched last September. The development of the ground-breaking app was funded by Central City Foundation donors, investing in innovative projects to improve the lives of our...

Lu’ma Medical Clinic provides Indigenous-centred health care

For many Indigenous residents of Vancouver, good, consistent health care is not easy to find. That’s why Lu’ma Native Housing Society decided to bring healthcare to their community by opening the Lu’ma Medical Centre, to provide medical service by...

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...