The Vancouver Venture For Diversity Society is a registered charity and non-profit Society. The mandate is to provide the critical support and services on an individual as well as group basis, to foster children, youth and families as well as advance educational opportunities to address any special needs as well as cultural competent activities and gatherings. In addition, to promote heath care initiatives, awareness, reduce discrimination, create more understanding and advance educational possibilities to the community at large regarding seniors/Elders, the mental health community, as well as working to improve the quality of lives for all of the above groups.
Programs include the Inner City Foster Families Program for foster children, youth and families. There exists a significant disproportionate number of Aboriginal foster children and youth in foster care, most in non-Aboriginal foster homes, so VVFDS has a serious commitment to ensure they have an essential link to their cultural identity. There are regular activities, workshops, support and services offered throughout the year, with seasonal events including the annual heritage & cultural days event, picnic and Christmas Tour of Lights, and on-going activities, events and gatherings. One to one support for foster families/parents is also provided.