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Famine Relief
Free the Children
Genesis Initiative
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Grass Roots
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IIPT - Peace Parks
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Miracle Corners
Peace Parks
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Points of Light
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Travel for Handicapped
World Water Day

Outside the Box
UN World Urban Forum.
Globe 2008 - Cities
Civic Tourism .
Gateways to Tourism
Africa's Cities
Africa's Mayors
Who's Who?
Africans On Video
Sister Cities
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Africa's Goes Green
AATF - Agriculture
Communities in Bloom
Genesis Initiative Uganda
Rockefeller Foundation
Trees in Peril
Tree Planting
Planting Pride

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Great Causes we Support and Encourage
Visionaries ( TV Series) www.visionaries.org

On seeing a Visionaries episode on television recently, it was love at first sight. We decided that this organization deserved to be front and center in our magazines and on our web sites. The Visionaries Institute of Suffolk University presents its Seventh Season of Quality Television, sponsored in part by The F. M. Kirby Foundation, The Fitzpatrick Family, Delta Health Cooperative, Lisa A. and David J. Robino, The Jackson Family, Bob and Margot Keith International Development Foundation in the United Kingdom, The Muslim Educational Foundation

Sample topics in the series:
Elderhostel : It's 10pm - Do you know where your grandparents are? Maybe they're trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal...or hitching a ride on a camel in Cairo...Perhaps they're in Arizona fulfilling a lifelong dream to fly an airplane...or in Monument Valley volunteering on a Navajo reservation. There's no end to the adventure on an Elderhostel program. (more on the Visionaries web site).

Pathfinder Village: Shifting the lives of people with Down Syndrome from fenced-in institutions into the general community, allowing them full and complete participation in society. (more on the Visionaries web site).

Outreach International: In October 1998, Hurricane Mitch wreaked unprecedented havoc in the country of Nicaragua. Homes were destroyed, crops were lost and thousands were killed. While many families huddled in their cramped homes praying for salvation, the small mountain town of Santa Lucia mobilized to protect their families and their community.(more on the Visionaries web site).

Many other great causes are profiled including: Christian Solidarity International, S.C.A., Yemin Order, Save the Tiger, M.S.H., TBIN, AFCM World Neighbors, Boys Hope Girls Hope, On Lok, Catholic Charities, WHOI, Foundation for a Civil Society, Water for People, American Friends Service Committee, S.E.A., Gould Farm, The Caring Institute, Nonprofits' Insurance Alliance of California, Connecticut Institute for the Blind/Oak Hill, Childreach, Freedom from Hunger, Accion, Christian Appalchian Project, Coral Reef Alliance, Volunteers of America, Hadassah, PACT, AmeriCares, American Liver Foundation, Refugees International, Human Service, Alliance, Salesian Fathers Christian Relief Services, AirServ, Alger Foundation, The PMC, Group B Strep Association, Maryknoll Sisters, Casas Por Cristo.
(more to come)

The Visionaries, Inc. (781) 356-6804

Tours to Nepal: www.wisdomtours.org

Vancouver Multicultural Society
This is the oldest multicultural society in the Province of British Columbia. It is the only such organization to be devoted exclusively to the promotion of multiculturalism and public advocacy/ education in the area of cross-cultural relations. An umbrella organization with over 130 member groups and one hundred individuals, VMS is primarily involved in the coordination of public-education projects that enhance knowledge and acceptance of diversity. Vancouver Multicultural Society is a voluntary, charitable, non-political, non-partisan organization. Donations are appreciated and are tax deductible. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter and it manages the Heritage Hodson Manor with meeting/activity rooms available at reduced rates to its members. VMS is generously supported by the federal Department of Canadian Heritage, Multiculturalism BC, the City of Vancouver, VanCity, BC Hydro, United Way of the Lower Mainland, Owen Bird, and many individuals, organizations and businesses that contribute in-kind and financial resources, notably West Coast Graphics, Western Printers, and Abbing Reprographics.

Mission statement
We are a coalition of culturally-diverse groups and individuals.We provide leadership and a voice to foster and affirm multiculturalism through education, advocacy, participation and commitment. We strive to achieve a society where there is mutual respect, appreciation, integration and harmony. Purposes
1. to promote cross-cultural relations and multiculturalism through public education and advocacy

2. to provide support services to members and other cultural groups that endorse our mandate

3. to foster greater understanding of human rights and anti-racism

4. to contribute to policy analysis and evaluation in order to lobby for improvements in society.

Vancouver Multicultural Society
1254 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 1B6
tel: (604) 731-4648
fax: (604)731-4647
e-mail: vms@intouch.bc.ca