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No Immunity: BC Nonprofits and the Impact of COVID-19

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits in BC? Vantage Point, the Vancouver Foundation, the Victoria Foundation and the City of Vancouver collaborated to create the BC Non-Profit Impact Survey and the resulting report. Over 1,000 respondents completed the survey in April 2020. No Immunity: BC Nonprofits and the Impact of COVID-19: an… Read more

Multiculturalism Day

Today is Multiculturalism Day in Canada! Did you know that BC is the most ethnically diverse province in Canada? BC People: Portraits of Diversity in BC is a storytelling project that showcases BC’s cultural, racial and ethnic diversity. Explore the website to meet some of the people of BC, profiled in a book and a… Read more

BC Books and Authors

Today is BC Book Day! It’s a day to celebrate BC books and authors. Reading a book by a BC author is a great way to celebrate the day. Did you know that several of the short novels in the Good Reads series from Grass Roots Press and Rapid Reads series from Orca Books were… Read more

B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card

Did you know that BC has the highest rate of seniors’ poverty in Canada? Learn about this and more facts about seniors’ poverty in the B.C. Seniors’ Poverty Report Card released this summer by SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia), in partnership with United Way of the Lower Mainland. The first… Read more

BC People : Portraits of Diversity

Today is Canadian Multiculturalism Day! It’s an opportunity to celebrate diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect. It’s also a time to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society. British Columbia is the most ethnically diverse province in Canada. Almost 30% of BC’s four million people… Read more

BC Summer Reading Club 2016

Every year public libraries throughout BC sponsor a summer reading club for children. This is a free, fun summer program that supports literacy. The theme for BC Summer Reading Club 2016 is “Book a Trip”. This includes seven weekly sub-themes: 1. Explore your own backyard 2. Discover the universe 3. Wander into the past 4…. Read more

2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Earlier this week, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition released the 2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card. “The latest figures from Statistics Canada (2013) once again show that too many BC children— 1 in 5 — are growing up in poverty. Our child poverty rate con­tinues to exceed the Canadian average and BC… Read more