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Support for vulnerable populations suffering during pandemic now coming through Emergency Community Support Fund

Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now. Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through...

Small grants for neighourhoods … at a social distance

Last year Delta Foundation offered funding support up to $500 to groups of Delta residents to get together for shared projects or just to socialize near their homes with the Neighbourhood Small Grants. With matching funds from the Vancouver Foundation and administrative support of the City of Delta the program funded 17 projects over the summer months. This year, given social distancing and other measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a similar program is now...

Chamber music in Delta

From intimate recitals to dynamic chamber ensembles, presented in Delta, at the South Delta Baptist Church, and in New Westminster, Coquitlam and the North Shore, Vancouver Chamber Music Society invites some of Canada’s best musical talents together with internationally acclaimed artists to present unforgettable musical experiences to the public. Delta Foundation has supported the Society with $1,750. Founded in 2012 as a non-profit society by Artistic Director Kevin Park, VCMS, formerly Bridge Musicians International, inspires...

Tsawwassen street party with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Continuing an event of the past two years, a group of Tsawwassen residents held an end-of-summer street party on September 7 to mark the subdivision’s 45th Anniversary. The event organizers wanted to reach out to more people, young and old, living in the area to help celebrate, with the help of $400 from the Delta Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program, funded by the Vancouver Foundation. Knowing neighbours builds relationships, so inviting neighbours to socialize in...

Delta-wide, multi-agency group for children and youth receives Foundation support

The Child and Youth Committee, a multi-agency group which plans and acts in support of children and youth in Delta, will use $2,000, received from the Delta Foundation on September 17, 2019, to provide community-wide events like information fairs and workshops. Representatives of social service agencies and other organizations in Delta collaborate through the Committee to promote and deliver accessible, high-quality prevention, intervention and support services for children and youth and their families, through an...

North Delta block party with Neighbourhood Small Grant

A culturally diverse neighbourhood in North Delta, ranging from young children to seniors, held a block party on September 7, 2019 simply to bring the local community or neighbourhood together. It was funded by the Neighbourhood Small Grants from the Delta Foundation, with funding from the Vancouver Foundation. With music playing in the background the neighbours socialized and children played. Some participated in a basket making workshop which became an opportunity for the young children...

RBC Future Launch Community Challenge through Delta Foundation

Today’s problems need more than yesterday’s solutions. We need bold new thinking to help meet the challenges of the future. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a call to action for youth, and an opportunity to bring young leaders to the decision-making table as we build strong and vibrant communities for the future. Delta Foundation is pleased to host the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, and to make up to $15,000 available to youth-led...

Shoreline clean up with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Eighty volunteers of all ages, from Tsawwassen and Ladner, assembled on a Saturday in June and removed 6,045 pounds of debris off 16 local shorelines. The clean up crew tracked what was being collected then weighed, sorted and transported it for recycling or waste disposal. A Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation, covered hospitality and other expenses. Taking a theme of sustainability, the crew practiced appropriate processes, including...

Spring Swap with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Household items and clothing were the “currency” among families and neighbours in a Delta neighbourhood at a May 4, 2019 Spring Swap. The swap ran from 10 am to 2 pm with no limits on the number of items each person could take home or on the people who were welcome to attend. A Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation, covered hospitality and other expenses....

Annual neighbourhood street party with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Mexican Fiesta was the theme of the ninth neighbourhood street party in Ladner on July 13, 2019. This year the local residents were given an extra boost with $300 from a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation. The annual summer party has been seen as an opportunity to help build strong community relations with those in the neighbourhood, given that people are so busy with their daily lives...