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Adopt-A-School: Nanaimo-Ladysmith alternative education program gets a helping hand

Adopt-A-School: Nanaimo-Ladysmith alternative education program gets a helping hand

Entrepreneur Barj Dhahan has a long history of helping students Vancouver businessman Barj Dhahan was moved when he recently read a Nanaimo principal’s comment that he regarded every child in...

2019/2020

Adopt-A-School: Donations support Indigenous learning at Vancouver school

Adopt-A-School: Donations support Indigenous learning at Vancouver school

To be a non-Aboriginal principal of Vancouver’s only Indigenous-focus school — χpey̓ Elementary on Hastings Street near Victoria — Rose McKenzie is having to delve deep into her almost four...

2019/2020

Adopt-A-School: Surrey’s Wraparound program changes lives

Adopt-A-School: Surrey’s Wraparound program changes lives

“If it wasn’t for (Safe Schools) I feel like I’d still be getting into trouble. They have helped me calm down. I was getting into too many fights.” — An...

2019/2020

Adopt-A-School: Thank you for the support and happy holidays

Adopt-A-School: Thank you for the support and happy holidays

Christmas Eve is the most sentimental day of the year and the one that carries the most emotional freight. For months TV and radio have been consumed with convincing us...

2019/2020

Adopt-A-School: Small corner of closed Nanaimo school is thriving, but students need a hand

Adopt-A-School: Small corner of closed Nanaimo school is thriving, but students need a hand

NANAIMO — Google Woodlands Secondary School and the search engine will come up with the message ‘ Permanently closed’ which is only partially correct. Most of this old, worn out,...

2019/2020

Adopt-A-School: Health and well-being are a priority at B.C.’s first UNESCO school

Adopt-A-School: Health and well-being are a priority at B.C.’s first UNESCO school

CRESTON — The winters here are harsh, so imagine how distraught Laury Carriere and her colleagues at Canyon-Lister Elementary are upon seeing children arrive at school — in temperatures way...

2019/2020

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Lord Selkirk: Equity and Excellence in Education

Lord Selkirk: Equity and Excellence in Education

Lord Selkirk Elementary is asking The Vancouver Sun Adopt-a-School project for a total of $15,000 split over two areas:  Emergency Funds ($6,500) for items such as: lunch program, clothing, bus tickets, etc. and Enhancement Opportunities ($8,500) for things such as travel costs and school supplies....

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Vancouver Technical Secondary School: Breakfast Club

Vancouver Technical Secondary School: Breakfast Club

The breakfast program at Vancouver Technical Secondary School provides a free, no/low barrier, healthy breakfast for hungry students. The project began after students and staff learned that 25% of the...

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Learning Alternatives/Vast Centre: Breakfast and warm clothing needed

Learning Alternatives/Vast Centre: Breakfast and warm clothing needed

This project would allow us to feed our students with a small breakfast each morning that they enter our building. Since the majority of our students and their families are...

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