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  • New East Van Team Memeber – Byrdie Funk


    East Vancouver Youth Unlimited Welcomes Byrdie Funk to our team! She will be working with our Work Life Project and we are so grateful to have her! Place of Gratefulness – Byrdie Funk I am grateful to be in the position that I am in. I have the privilege of walking alongside the youth of [...]

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  • Presence – Ruth Werwai


    “Your unique presence in your community is the way God wants you to be present to others. You have to know and claim your way. That is why discernment is so important. Once you have an inner knowledge of your true vocation, you have point of orientation that will help you decide what to do, [...]

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  • Double Your Money – Jon Livingstone


    Make YOUR MONEY Double! Make a donation to East Vancouver Youth Unlimited by April 30th, and Canadian Youth Worker will DOUBLE your donation up to $50 through your Chimp Fund! Don’t have a Chimp Fund you say…. The Chimp Fund is a safe and easy way to give to charitable organizations that mean a lot [...]

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  • Stuff – Wendy Boon


    Stuff I moved this past weekend, I had been living in the same basement suit for 4 years and I was shocked to see how much “stuff” I have been able to accumulate in such a short period of time. The packing up process was a hard lesson for me. I had to see how [...]

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  • An Excerpt from “Street Culture: An Epistemology of Street-Dependent Youth” – Waldi Werwai


    This is an excerpt from JT Fest’s ‘Street Culture: An Epistemology of Street-dependent Youth’ “What I am referring to when I speak of being ‘on the street’ is a belief system. It is a way of viewing yourself and your role in the world. Being ‘on the street’ is a way of relating to the [...]

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  • Books for Thought – Ruth Werwai


    Sometimes, in order to engage in a conversation, doing some background reading can be a helpful and challenging pursuit. Educating ourselves is a step away from ignorance and toward informed thinking and acting- even if you don’t agree with everything you read! If you are looking for something engaging and informative to read, I have [...]

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  • Interruptions – Laura Manca


    The other day I had planned to meet up with a youth and one of my volunteers for lunch. I wasn’t completely sure if this youth would show up for this meeting, but I hoped. It was such a lovely day outside I decided to walk the entire length of Commercial Drive from my house [...]

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  • Free Life Project


    As the Area Director I have the great privilege of witnessing the amazing things our team members are doing in East Vancouver. One of those areas is the Free Life Project lead by Laura. The FLP has been running for over a year and a half now and we have seen amazing things happen over [...]

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  • Community – Wendy Boon


    I was recently asked the question, “Where do you do community?” To be honest I was a little thrown from the question. It came from a lovely lady who I met at a gathering here on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. I had to ask her what she meant; she replied with “where do I go to [...]

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  • Hopes and Dreams – Waldi Werwai


    I often find the tendency in our society to disregard young people, because they don’t contribute to their community in a productive and valuable way. At the same time, I see that they have hopes and dreams for themselves and their community that are much bigger and bolder than what adults imagine. But again, this [...]

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