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Congratulations to WhiteWater on being recognized as a Leading BC Manufacturer

Congratulations to WhiteWater on being recognized as a Leading BC Manufacturer

Mike Heaven, WhiteWater COO, represented Geoff Chutter, our new Finance, Development & Communications Committee Chair recently, collecting the Leadership Award at the Export Awards of British Columbia.

“We are very proud of both of these awards recognizing our export leadership” said Mike Heaven “they celebrate the talents of the diverse team we’ve built and our outward looking culture which helps us embrace new opportunities wherever they are located”

Exit 29 - Buy, Sell and Give!

Exit 29 - Buy, Sell and Give!

Exit 29 is an online designer consignment shop that offers people the opportunity to buy secondhand fashions, accessories and housewares at a fraction of the cost and from a carefully curated collection of items. People are also welcome to sell their new or gently used items on the site while being given the option to donate part or all of their profits to a charity including Covenant House Vancouver.

Join us in celebrating BC Child & Youth In Care Week

It’s BC Child & Youth In Care Week

Proclaimed by the province of British Columbia in 2011, BC Child & Youth In Care Week (BCCYICW) is a time for everyone in communities across the province to stand in support and celebration of our province's incredible, diverse young people in government care.

Make-a-Will Week

Make-a-Will Week

March 31 to April 6, 2014, has been proclaimed Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia and its purpose is to encourage the public to write their Will or bring an existing Will up-to-date. If you don’t have a Will, you’re not alone. According to a 2010 report for BC Notaries, just 49 per cent of British Columbians have a signed, legally valid and up-to-date Will.

Calling all new donors!

If you’ve never given a charitable donation, now is the time!  Revenue Canada is offering extra incentive for first-time donors with a “super credit”, meaning you will receive greater tax benefit if you make a gift before December 31st.

International FASD Awareness Day

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day is observed every year by people around the world to raise awareness of the danger of drinking during pregnancy. September 9th signifies the 9th day of the 9th month of the year where the world will remember that during the 9 months of pregnancy, there is no safe amount or time to drink alcohol.

World Food Day October 16 2012

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on the 16th of October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations and this year's theme is "Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world".

Items we really need right now

We are looking for donations of razors, deoderant, new male and female underwear and lip balm.

Drop-offs can be made 24/7 at our 575 Drake Street location.

Click here to see items we are always looking for.  Thanks!!!

How is the Canadian Foster Care System Doing?

CBC recently featured a story on Canada’s foster care system and the experts interviewed believe it to be a system in crisis. See the story here as well as people’s reactions and experiences with the foster care system here.

Many of the young people who come to CHV have been in the foster care system so we are always interested in stories like what the CBC has produced.  

Do you have experience in the foster care system?  What do you think of the CBC reports?

Peter Dudding, executive director of the Child Welfare League of Canada,
is among experts who warn of a deepening foster-care crisis across the country.
(Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press) - From CBC 

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