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10 Jun

Prioritizing Indigenous literacy and learning

“Through the women’s literacy group, I have experienced the amazing impact the Community Literacy Catalyst (CLC) project can have,” shared a Ditidaht First Nation CLC participant.

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21 Mar

Cookies, connection & community with Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Walking through the doors of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice one can immediately feel an overwhelming sensation of love. A home away from home, Canuck Place provides pediatric palliative care for children and support for their families.

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16 Jun

Record number of Envision-region charities supported in 2021

The First West Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Envision Financial Community Endowment Grants with $488,000 headed to 38 different organizations through two funding streams: resilient and resourceful (R&R) and supporting the social services sector (4S).

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16 Jun

Charities across the Okanagan to benefit from $122,805 in grants

The Valley First Community Endowment proudly supports community projects in the Okanagan, Thompson and Similkameen regions. Since 2011, the Valley First Community Endowment has provided $995,064 in grant funding for 141 projects supporting thriving communities.

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