Transportation a rising concern says Victoria’s Vital Signs report

The high cost of living continues to top the list of concerns for Victoria’s residents, but transportation is a rising issue.  On the flip side, the natural environment, climate and walkability of the region continue to dominate the list of the best things about living here.
These are some of the results from the 2012 Vital Signs, an annual community report card produced by the Victoria Foundation and sponsored by Island Savings Credit Union. The report is a combination of public opinion and statistics that provides a snapshot of livability and well-being in Greater Victoria. 

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Helping Youth Formerly in Care Pursue Educational Dreams

The B.C. government has added $1.4 million to a bursary fund for B.C. youth formerly in government care. The Youth Education Assistance Fund (YEAF) is available to young people who were in the permanent care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a delegated Aboriginal agency until reaching adulthood.

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FASD Action Fund Evaluation Complete

The Victoria Foundation is pleased to make available the results of an independent evaluation of the demonstration projects supported under the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder…

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13 endowment funds for Vancouver Island causes

The Victoria Foundation today announced the creation of 13 endowment funds for Vancouver Island causes. The funds were created with $100,000 in matching funds from the foundation as part of its new Smart & Caring Community Fund announced July 19.

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