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  • Community of Transformation


    Had another awesome Community Meal with our youth last night as we prepared and ate tacos together! We shared many laughs, good conversations, new skills and knowledge and delicious food around the table, family style. This is just one way we invite youth into community and see transformation. Thanks for standing with us!  

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  • The Talking Stick and The Drum.


    By Laura Manca    I had the opportunity recently to be a part of a Truth and Reconciliation sharing circle. One of the purposes of these circles, among many, is to create a dialogue between people. A dialogue that hopes to bring: knowledge about our shared history with the First Nations, the beginning of healing [...]

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  • Youth performance at work


    Youth performance at work Every month Work Life’s on the ground partner, Mission Possible, chooses an employee who has demonstrated exceptional work performance. The nominee is chosen from a pool of candidates across all of Mission Possible’s enterprises, which at this point employs over 20 people coming from a range of ages, backgrounds, and work [...]

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  • Nice Chimping..


    Interested in supporting the work we are doing with Youth in East Vancouver? Join our Chimp Group and help spread the word and raise funds. It is a simple and fun way to support the organizations you are interested in. Start Chimping

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  • Work Life Works…


    This last year I have been working with Mission Possible, a social enterprise in the Downtown Eastside, in their maintenance company. At the end of the summer I was asked to begin working with Youth Unlimited’s Work Life Project. Prior to working with Work Life though, while with Mission Possible, I had various opportunities to [...]

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  • New East Van Team Member – Jordan Berrner


    At the beginning of September, Youth Unlimited East Vancouver was saddened to say goodbye to Waldi Werwai and his wife, Ruth, who were both an integral part of the team. They moved back to Waldi’s home country of Germany where they are currently studying. It would be an understatement to say that there are big [...]

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  • Thoughts from Byrdie Funk


    A couple of comments that I have heard since working in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver are: 1) “It’s so frustrating to see people in the DTES not taking advantage of all of the resources that are available to them, if they did, they would be in a better place” and 2) “Those kids [...]

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  • Be Careful Who You Put in a Box – Ruth Werwai


    As a youth worker, I am constantly trying to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing trends in today’s youth culture. Much of what I read and have been hearing recently has been speaking about the effects of individualism in the lives and thought patterns of many adolescents. It comes as a surprise to no one, that [...]

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  • Hope – Laura Manca


    Last Wednesday I was on my usual walk up the drive around the Broadway and Commercial area. I saw quite a few youth that day and had some great conversations. But there was one moment in particular that made my heart smile. I had waltzed into Blenz coffee shop for the fourth time that day, [...]

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  • Jonathan Livingstone Interviewed


    This week Jonathan Livingstone, the East Vancouver Area Director was interviewed on Fuel radio. Click on the link to hear more about Youth Unlimited’s work in East Vancouver and the heart and passion behind it.

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