News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
According to two Canadian reports just recently released, rates of homelessness and poverty in the country are high. The findings state that homelessness and poverty often strikes indigenous and...more
In an advice to American journalist and etiquette authority Judith Martin, aka "Miss Manners", a preschool teacher expressed her wish to move forward with her career from education to skin...more
Grace Epstein, junior at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, has consistently been volunteering at the Oregon Food Back for the last eight years.
This year, she says she has noticed...more
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Philadelphia to address the Latino community about enrolling in health insurance plans.
A new Sandy grant program, the Home Repair and Advocacy Program, aims to help seniors and people with disabilities with expenses related to rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy.
The program offers up...more
Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a $5 million investment in Little Sun, the creators of a little yellow solar-powered lamp that is more affordable...more
Washington County has been approved to receive nearly $919,000 in federal housing funds, which is $100,000 more from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The funds aim to support...more
President Barack Obama has recently signed a $16.3 billion bill in an effort to renew the troubled Veterans Affairs Department. The President claimed that the country had a "sacred duty" to protect...more
Affordable housing initiatives are moving in multi-pronged targets to tackle the affordable housing crisis, thanks to the Social Planning Cowichan(SPC).
Joy Emmanuel, SPC's affordable-housing...more
The Conservatoire in Blackheath was confronted with crippling debts, resulting to closure in 2012.
The debts drove the Conservatoire to go over its social mission and business model. The...more