July 18, 2012
10:00 AM – 01:30 PM
Location: Holland America MS Volendam, Cruise Ship Terminal Level, 999 Canada Place
Ticket Cost: $59+hst for members; $118+hst for non-members
Faye Wightman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Foundation
Janet Austin, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metro Vancouver
|Faye Wightman||Janet Austin|
Is Metro Vancouver becoming a “community of strangers?”
In June 2012, the Vancouver Foundation released a survey that found Metro Vancouver residents are “so close together, yet so far apart.” According to the survey, one in four say they are alone more often than they would like to be. In the past year, only 23 per cent of people took part in a neighbourhood or community project, which indicates many residents are retreating from community activity and social interaction.
This decline in civic engagement had led to a breakdown of trust and the corrosion of caring attitudes, which has an effect on a neighbourhood’s collective ability to address issues such as bullying, homelessness and crime. So, what responsibility do local businesses have to help build strong and healthy communities?
Faye Wightman, president and CEO of the Vancouver Foundation, will present the results of the 2012 Metro Vancouver Survey on Connections and Engagement and participate in a discussion with audience members and Janet Austin, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metro Vancouver. The discussion will focus on how businesses can help people become connected and engaged.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from corporate giving experts and establish your reputation as one of Vancouver’s socially responsible business leaders.
Join us for our annual Spirit of Giving luncheon onboard the majestic ms Volendam cruise ship to experience the incredible food, hospitality, and service of Holland America.
Due to the nature of this event, we have a few special requests:
• Advance booking is required. Tickets will only be sold until Tuesday, July 10, with no cancellations after this date;
• When purchasing your ticket(s), please provide the legal name date of birth and citizenship for each guest;(NOTE: Name must match that on Government ID and Date Of Birth must be submitted as mm/dd/yy to ensure entry)
• Our allotted time to board the ms Volendam is limited. Please plan to arrive at the Cruise Ship Terminal Level by 10 a.m. sharp;
• As each guest will need to clear customs and ship security, please bring photo identification (passport or valid driver’s license).
A brief tour of the ship will precede lunch. Enter at the Cruise Ship Terminal Level in Canada Place.