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Launch of Talk Healthy City for All

Have you heard about Vancouver’s Healthy City for All Strategy yet? The Healthy City for All Strategy is a framework to work towards a Vancouver where everyone can thrive. 

The City of Vancouver recently launched the “Talk Healthy City for All” engagement process for the Healthy City Strategy. This is your chance to take part and get involved.

The City of Vancouver is asking you to share your bold and innovative ideas for reaching the Strategy’s targets over the next decade – on the online forum, through social media, at in-person ideas labs, or by hosting your own event.

Visit www.vancouver.ca/healthycity4all for more details – watch the video, check out the goals and targets, sign up for a SoapBox account and start posting your best and boldest ideas (and vote, comment and add to others). City staff and the Healthy City for All Leadership Table will be listening.

Plus, you could win a chance to discuss your idea with local and global social innovators at the Social Innovation Exchange Ideas Festival on May 30, or learn additional skills to turn your idea into action with a scholarship to attend the THNK Creative Leadership workshop hosted by FUEL on May 30!

You can also direct your questions to the Healthy City for All team at healthycity@vancouver.ca

 

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ALIVE DTES LAP Community Forum

The DTES Local Area Plan is slated to go before Vancouver City Council on March 12th. This plan will create a vision and strategy for shaping the future of the Downtown Eastside Community. 

ALIVE is pleased to present a community forum to bring the voice of the grassroots to the local area planning process. This forum will bring together community members to discuss the contents of the Local Area Plan, and share our visions for the future of our community.

City of Vancouver planners will be on hand to present the DTES Local Area Plan and address your questions and concerns. Food and refreshments will be provided. All welcome.

Join our event on facebook!

 

 

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Vancouver Foundation Partners for Gen 7 Project, and introducing Vancouver’s 2014 Gen 7 Messengers!

 

The Vancouver Foundation has recently joined ALIVE and our partners (including Motivate Canada, Parks Board, the City of Vancouver, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and 8 Vancouver Community Centres) in supporting the Gen 7 Aboriginal Youth Role Model Program. We are pleased to have the support of the Vancouver Foundation on this exciting project, and are looking forward to see how Gen 7 grows and develops in the new year!

At this time, we would also like to introduce the 2014 Gen 7 Youth Messengers and some of the fantastic team members supporting them in this project:

From the back left row: Jacky Hendry, Mark Clayton, Jordan Guy, Phabion Sutherland, Brittany Ross, Rebekah Wilson National Office, Raven Hall, Front Row: Joyce Wesley, Elder Lorelei Hawkins, Sherrie Gladstone and Jenelle McMillan Program Coordinator.

 

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GEN 7 Fundraiser @ Pidgin Restaurant

On November 5th, 2013, ALIVE, with the much-appreciated support of Pidgin restaurant, hosted a fundraiser to support the growth of our innovative Gen7 youth role model program.  Currently in its second round, we have expanded the program to include three more community centres and three additional youth for a total of 8 Gen 7 Messengers in 8 CCs. The turnout was excellent!

 

In attendance were local residents, city councillors, representatives from Motivate Canada/ Gen7, CUPE, the First Nations Employment Society (FNES), the Inner City Safety Society, and many more! We would like to thank everyone for their help in growing  GEN7.

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Vancouver Caravan to New Brunswick

ALIVE represented at Elsipogtog


Former ALIVE president and youth representative Ambrose Williams has been sharing regular updates on his journey as part of the Vancouver caravan to New Brunswick to support the people of Elsipogtog. The caravan is still fundraising for their journey back to BC. Ambrose’s update on his activities and a link to donate is available at this link.

 

 

Gathering our Voices

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The Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference is hosted by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and their Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (BCAAFC – PAYC). The Conference will be held from March 18-21, 2014 in Vancouver, BC on the shared traditional territory of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh Nations at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver and Fairmont Vancouver Hotel.

This conference will bring up to 2000 youth (14-24years), chaperones, presenters and guests will network and learn new techniques and skills in workshops, share knowledge through cultural activities, witness performances by talented individuals, explore career and education possibilities and participate in sports and recreational activities.

 

For more info download the poster here

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Aboriginal Artists in the Atrium happening now!

Artists in the Atrium (AITA) is an ongoing event that promotes, supports and showcases arts and culture in the Downtown Eastside. The events will include performance showcases, art workshops and an art market. AITA will be in place at the Woodward’s Atrium (@ Hastings and Abbott) August 1 through October 13 2013.

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