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May 21, 2021 by William Brennan
WE MEET YOUTH WHERE THEY ARE AT
One of our successes at SOS Children’s Village BC is that we ‘meet youth where they are at’. We don’t say “tell us all your experiences and we’ll help you through it”, our staff work with youth to find out...
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May 10, 2021 by William Brennan
HOME INTO A COMMUNITY SCHOOL
How We Turned a Home into a Community School at the Village The front door swings open and laughter starts filling the entryway. The kids all walk into the house, pass through a health and safety check, and then finally...
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April 1, 2021 by Maiya Chan
IN MY OWN BACKYARD
It All Starts with a Pair of Boots  On a dreary Friday morning, the youth at the Village gathered in the backyard and spent the day working together to turn several fallen trees into an impressive wall of firewood.  Ravi, from the...
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March 10, 2021 by Maiya Chan
THRIFTING FOR A CAUSE
There’s a reason why thrifting has become so popular in the last few years. In a world of fast fashion and cheap clothing options, our landfills are overfilling with clothes and products that have only been used a couple of...
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February 19, 2021 by William Brennan
MAKING A HOUSE A HOME
Making a House a Home in partnership with EQ3, Buenen Design, and SOS Children’s Villages Canada I want to share a project with our supporters that brought hope and light into our Village in late 2020. After trying to manage...
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January 29, 2021 by William Brennan
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
It is with great pleasure that we announce SOS Children’s Village BC has received the Federation of Community Social Services of BC’s Award For Excellence for 2020. SOS BC is one of only five organizations to have received the Award...
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December 9, 2020 by William Brennan
AGING OUT OF CARE SERIES PART 1
Welcome to our aging out of care series. We recently met up with a former youth in care, an SOS Alumni, who moved away from SOS Children’s Village BC programs when they transitioned out of care. We continue to be...
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November 26, 2020 by William Brennan
CARE LEAVERS CONVENTION
This article titled ‘First Voices of the International Care Leavers Convention’ is from SOS Children’s Villages International: ‘’Why are others, not leading my life, making decisions about my life?” “We are left alone in my place(s), with our house of...
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October 30, 2020 by William Brennan
KERRISDALE THRIFT STORE CLOSING
On September 22nd 2020, the Board of Directors and Management Team for the SOS Children’s Village Thrift Store Foundation came to a final decision regarding the operations at our Kerrisdale location. It is with heaviness that we announce our Kerrisdale...
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October 21, 2020 by William Brennan
DECOLONIZING THANKSGIVING
This month, many of our communities celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday in some shape or form. It’s something we’ve observed our whole lives, since it’s an annual holiday. We’re asked to consider what we’re thankful for and to think back on...
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September 30, 2020 by William Brennan
A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
In recent weeks, we have seen a steady decline in our volunteers willing to come in to support our thrift stores due to the upward trend of COVID-19 cases in our community and the impending second wave. Thus, our urgent...
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September 22, 2020 by William Brennan
THRIFT STORE UPDATES
SOS Children’s Village BC operates two charming thrift stores in our Lower Mainland community in Steveston Village, Richmond and Kerrisdale, Vancouver. So, we would like to share some thrift store updates. When COVID first hit, we had to shut our...
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September 3, 2020 by William Brennan
NAVIGATING A NONPROFIT DURING COVID
As a small nonprofit in Surrey, we know many other nonprofits have been experiencing similar challenges navigating during the time of COVID. We have seen federal and provincial funding to support businesses and ways in which we can access this...
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March 6, 2019 by William Brennan
SOS BC INTERVIEW ON CKNW
SOS Children’s Village BC was featured on CKNW this weekend! Douglas Dunn and SOS foster parent Tamara were interviewed on John Daly’s show for 17 minutes (wow!) and they were awesome. Please have a listen and/or go to our Facebook...
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February 20, 2019 by William Brennan
BC BUDGET 2019
BC Foster parents will receive first increase in a decade. The provincial government is increasing the amount foster parents receive by $179/month. Thank you Carole James! www.bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2019/affordable.htm ...
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