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International Development Week with BCCIC & Gen Why Media
Photo Contest & Youth Symposium 

Published 4 February, 2013

The BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and Gen Why Media have teamed up for Local 2 Global: We Are Making a Difference - an event and photo contest that explores how young global citizens impact the world with locally based actions.

"We are Making a Difference" Photo Contest

Youth (aged 29 and under) are invited to interpret this year's IDW theme Local 2 Global: We Are Making a Difference with a creative photograph. Submissions are through the BCCIC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BCCIC/app_457099537671089

**Top 3 Winners will be announced at the Youth Symposium on February 9th, 2013 and will receive awesome prize packs via sponsors: Pull Focus Film School, Paper Blank Journals, Beau Photo Supplies, Vancouver International Film Centre/Vancity Theatre, Olla Flowers, Cartems Donuts, YYoga and The Hive Climbing**

Local to Global: Youth Symposium (free event)

Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2013 | 1 to 4pm (doors at 12:30)
Venue: The Hive, 128 West Hastings, Suite 210, 
Vancouver, BC
Invited: Youth ages 12 to 29
Registration: http://local2global-idw2013.eventbrite.com

GUEST SPEAKER: Jessica Fraser, co-founder of Mobile Movement
YOUTH PANEL: Featuring representatives from the PeaceGeeks Youth Network, Fertile Ground’s Kids to Kids Project, and AfricaCanada.org, all being profiled by BCCIC during IDW 2013 for their collaboration to create change
DIALOGUE: Exploratory small group discussions on hot topics in global issues

Time to Take a Stand: The Bully Project
Special Screenings 

Published 4 February, 2013

Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, BULLY is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis.

The Vancouver Jewish Community Centre invites you to join them in taking a stand against bullying.  Join us for a teen only screening on March 4, 2013 at 5:00PM AND a community-wide screening on March 7, 2013 at 7:30PM. Find the JCC Bully Project Facebook event here.  FREE ADMISSION, WEAR A PINK SHIRT. Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver 950 West 41st Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia


Imagined Community

Published 4 February, 2013

Are you interested in Contemporary Art? Want to learn more about contemporary craft and culture? The Craft Council of BC invites you join a free walking tour! The Tour offers the opportunity of visiting different artists’ studios, meeting and interacting with various artists. The tour will be held on 1000 Parker Street on Friday, March 1st from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Spaces are limited. Please RSVP before Feb. 14th.

To sign up, and for any further details, please contact Camila Ramos at: education@craftcouncilbc.ca

Imagined Community promo poster


Join the Youth Philanthropy Council 

Published 24 January, 2013

Vancouver Foundation is currently looking to recruit four-to-five youth to become new members of the Youth Philanthropy Council.

Youth must be able to attend a monthly meeting held on a Monday evening (5PM-7PM) at Vancouver Foundation’s downtown office, plus occasional other evening and weekend activities throughout the school year (totaling an average of 7 to 10 hours per month).

A typical Advisory Committee member term is for two years, with the opportunity to renew for a second term if they’d like.

As a YPC volunteer, costs of food, training, transportation and, if necessary, childcare related to participation on the Council are covered by the Foundation.


A copy of the membership application form is attached and can be found here. Please send completed forms to ypc@vancouverfoundation.ca 

About YPC

Vancouver Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council is a group of volunteer youth who work together to research and assess community concerns, work with local non-profit organizations, review and assess funding applications, and make grant money available for other youth-led groups who want to create positive change in their community. We offer youth a fun, challenging opportunity to develop leadership and group decision-making skills, increase their understanding of issues impacting young people, to learn about philanthropy, make new friends, and help their community.


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