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Vancouver Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council’s & the City of Vancouver’s CitizenU 2012 Youth Extravaganza!

JOIN US- Thursday, February 2, 2012; The FUN starts at 5:00 pm SHARP

Vancouver Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council’s & the City of Vancouver’s CitizenU 2012 Youth Extravaganza! Cost of event: FREE!

Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews,Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

Come celebrate and kick off 2012 with us! Meet other young people doing cool community projects and make some new connections.

So what does this mean?

  • Prizes! Music! Overall good times!
  • Light dinner and mingling
  • “Scavenged Acts of Youth Awesomeness” activity – a scavenger hunt where youth photodocument random acts of giving, kindness and anti-discrimination
  • Learn more about youth engagement and anti-discrimination
  • Check out info booths set up by youth organizations funded by Vancouver Foundation
  • Youth Philanthropy Council announcements on new funding opportunities
  • Save the date in your calendars and invite all your friends!


Neighborhood:  Yaletown
Name of Event Location:  Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Event Date:  02 Feb 2012 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM (Thursday)


Name of Organization:  Vancouver Foundation – Youth Philanthropy Council
Contact Name:  Pegah Pourkarimi
Contact Phone:              604.688.2204


As a volunteer Advisory Committee of Vancouver Foundation, we mix knowledge, networks and philanthropy —(the giving of time, talent and money). Our goals are to ensure youth play a meaningful role in creating Vancouver ‘hoods, schools and communities that are better places and spaces for youth.

Basically, we’re youth helping youth helping youth.

We are all about empowering young people in Vancouver to take action on issues of common concern by supporting programs which: encourage youth growth and dignity, inclusiveness, fairness and equality; promote youth voice; and that increase opportunities for youth participation.

We make grants. We build connections. We share knowledge. We find change so you can make It.

YPC grants are made possible by generous donors who established endowment funds at Vancouver Foundation, and designed to address youth issues and concerns. If you would like to provide financial support to projects funded by the YPC or to help grow these endowment funds, please contact Mark Gifford at Vancouver Foundation.


The City of Vancouver is working with the Vancouver Board of Education, Park Board, Library, other government agencies, community organizations, youth and their families on a citywide Action Research Initiative called citizenU.

citizenU aims to create an even safer, stronger and more inclusive Vancouver by tackling racism, discrimination and bullying head-on on all fronts (discrimination based on ability, age, citizenship, culture, ethnicity, faith, gender, health, language, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstances, and/or social groupings) and by striving to build stronger, more positive relationships among our diverse communities.

The Project is meant to build on, or feed into, other programs such as YouthPolitik, the First Nations/Urban Aboriginal/Immigrant Communities Dialogues, and the many other Anti-Discrimination and Youth Leadership Development programs in Vancouver.

The initiative is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

City project aimed at providing young people with leadership skills to combat racism and discrimination. The three-year project will focus on engaging approximately 2000 youth from a diverse range of ethno-cultural communities.

  • IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL YOUTH wanting to participate in citizenU, please contact Romi, our citizenU Coordinator, at or call him at             778.389.0991       or            604.871.6866      .
  • IF YOU ARE A YOUTH-LED GROUP wanting to get involved in citizenU, please also contact Romi, our citizenU Coordinator, at or call him at             778.389.0991       or            604.871.6866      .
    • WHO is interested in CREATING a NEW YOUTH LEADERSHIP GROUP (or reinvigorating an old one) to participate in citizenU, please click here.
    • WHO is interested in adding citizenU to the activities of your LISTING YOUTH LEADERSHIP GROUP, please click here.
    • WHO is interested in partnering to HOST an EVENT or ACTIVITY for citizenU participants & their families, please click here.
  • IF YOU ARE NOT SURE which you are or how you want to get involved in citizenU, or if you want to explore other possible ways to get involved, please contact Romi, our citizenU Coordinator, or call him at             778.389.0991       or             604.871.6866      .

Got questions?

If you want to get involved in citizenU or want more information, contact Romi Chandra Herbert (PeerNetBC)


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