Fair in the square returns June 9th!

Central City Foundation and our partners at Vancouver Community College were so grateful to once again host this wonderful event which provided a much-needed opportunity for all of us to connect with our community, while celebrating the vibrancy and resilience of our inner city. A special thank you to our many sponsors, volunteers, community partners and social enterprises for their inspiring support.

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Change Can Happen. Episode #6: An update on the opioid crisis in Vancouver’s DTES

Six years into this public health emergency, Central City Foundation spoke with our community partners to help provide a much-needed update on the impacts of the unregulated, toxic drug supply and ensuing overdose crisis on our inner city community. We hope this update, seen through the eyes of our community partners who live it every day, will help build the compassion and collective will needed to respond to the opioid crisis in a meaningful way.

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Community Report: An update on the ongoing Opioid Crisis in the DTES

In 2017, Central City Foundation published a Community Report entitled “On the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: How community organizations and their staff are coping.” Six years later, we are experiencing yet another year of tragic, record-breaking numbers of deaths from overdose in BC and set out to reinterview our community partners to hear about how they are coping today.

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Change Can Happen. Our 2023 Profiles in Community Leadership: Alice Kendall

Central City Foundation is once again celebrating examples of extraordinary community leadership. For over 25 years, Alice Kendall has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to women in our community through her work at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

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Change Can Happen. Our 2023 Profiles in Community Leadership: Maura Gowans

Central City Foundation is once again celebrating examples of extraordinary community leadership. Maura Gowans is an inspiring healer who has supported and guided women in the inner city for more than two decades.

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Change Can Happen. Our 2023 Profiles in Community Leadership: Sarah Stewart

Central City Foundation is once again celebrating examples of extraordinary community leadership. Sarah Stewart has built on Aunt Leah’s legacy of caring and has helped change the landscape for young people in foster care.

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Change Can Happen. Our 2023 Profiles in Community Leadership: Cheryl Robinson

Central City Foundation is once again celebrating examples of extraordinary community leadership. Cheryl Robinson, who comes from the St’at’imc and Nisga’a Nations, has spent over a decade empowering Indigenous youth to make positive changes in their lives.

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Change Can Happen. Our 2023 Profiles in Community Leadership: France-Emmanuelle Joly

Central City Foundation is once again celebrating examples of extraordinary community leadership. France-Emmanuelle is a feminist leader and tireless advocate for equity and inclusion.

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