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    Historic Groundbreaking: Soroptimist International of Vancouver Unveils First-Ever Women-Designed Affordable Housing Project in North America

    Soropitimist Housing Committee members: Carla Busnardo (left), Janet Law (center), Lenore Riddell (second from the right) December 2, 2023 (Soroptimist International of Vancouver) A group of women from seven Soroptimist clubs in Western Canada, representatives from three levels of government, BC Housing, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the project development company gathered at the site of 550 West 11th Avenue (formerly 465 West 13th Avenue) on Friday, December 1st, 2023, to cheer and celebrate the groundbreaking event for the first-ever women-designed and -developed affordable housing project in North America. Since 1926, Soroptimist International of Vancouver has served local community to support and improve the lives of women and…

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    Tracy, Caitlyn and Rosalie – Recipients of the Live Your Dream Award 2023 from Soroptimist International of Vancouver

      Tracy Tan Tracy is our first-place winner for the Live Your Dream Award.  A single mother of a 3-year-old son, Tracy immigrated to Canada from China ten years ago.  She has faced considerable challenges –learning a new language, leaving an abusive relationship and obtaining permanent residency status.  Currently working on a Dental Technology degree from Vancouver Community College she is determined to stand on her own feet and provide for her son who she is raising to be proudly Canadian. Caitlyn Jacques Caitlin has overcome tremendous odds. She has experienced extreme trauma, including relationship violence, and is raising raising two young children (3 and 5 years old) completely on…

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    Soroptimist’s New Mission Statement

    New Vision Statement: “Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.” New Mission Statement: “Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.” Core Values and Strategic Outcomes: GENDER EQUALITY: Women and girls live free from discrimination. EMPOWERMENT: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest. EDUCATION: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education. DIVERSITY & FELLOWSHIP: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.

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    Meet Aziza Kibibi – a mother, a survivor and an inspiration!

    2013 Women’s Opportunity Awards Recipient Aziza’s story is one of pain, but more so of the triumph of spirit to overcome, and a story of how women (like you!) were instrumental in changing Aziza’s reality. She is not a victim, but a survivor, and she flourishes in her new life. She is the recipient of a 2013 Women’s Opportunity Award, which will allow her to continue her education and pursue her dreams. Here is her story on LiveYourDream.com

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