About On the Table.
In 2017, Vancouver Foundation released research that revealed that people are feeling disconnected from community life. Solving social isolation is complicated, but connecting with people can be easy. In that light, we’re calling on everyone across BC to help create a sense of welcome and belonging in our communities. With On the Table, we’re stepping up to do our part. And we’ve created a platform for others to do the same.
It’s a simple idea, but a deeply profound one. Each host will choose their own venue, serve their own food, and talk about the issues and ideas they find most interesting. The topics people discuss will be collected and shared—giving us an exciting snapshot of what’s on people’s minds throughout BC right now. It’s a fun, meaningful opportunity for people everywhere to meet, gather, and share.
Since 1943, Vancouver Foundation has been community inspired—connecting the generosity of donors with the energy, ideas, and time of people in communities across BC.
2018 marked our 75th anniversary, and we wanted our celebration to be about something bigger than us. That’s why we launched On the Table, an initiative powered by Vancouver Foundation and created by the community. It was such a powerful opportunity for people to come together, face to face, and talk that we decided to do it again this year.
It’s a natural project for us to be part of. Vancouver Foundation works to build healthy, vibrant, livable communities across BC—and helping people make social connections is a big part of that.