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    Meet board director and chair of the Opportunities Committee (OC), Geoff Howard. Since joining SVP in 2011, Geoff has been a member of the OC, volunteered and assisted Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative (including arranging for them to get charitable status), Do What U Luv, and Mom2Mom. Read More »

    Meet Hamlet Abnousi, SVP board member since 2015 and co-chair of the Lead Partner Committee. Hamlet joined SVP in 2011, and since then has participated in an impressive array of roles Read More »

    Meet SVP Partner and board treasurer, Tom Porteous (full bio). Tom and his wife Jodie have been a part of SVP for 14 years and are big believers in giving back to the community. Read More »

    SVP is excited to announce its newest Investee, Mealshare, a non-profit committed to creating a world where it’s easier to share with those in need, and every child and youth is fed as a result. Read More »

    SVP Vancouver publishes a weekly Snapshot that captures interesting news and updates, events, and volunteer opportunities. Read More »

    Featured Events

    SVP Vancouver 2017 AGM and Spring Mingle

    May 29 @ 5:30 pm

    Mark your calendars for SVP Vancouver's Annual General Meeting and Spring Mingle at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Read More »