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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?
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 want to get involved in citizenU or want more information, contact Romi Chandra Herbert (PeerNetBC) firstname.lastname@example.org.