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Bursary Programs

For more information about a particular bursary, please contact the program coordinator listed in the bursary information. For general inquiries, please contact us at info@thevantagepoint.ca 

Vantage Point works with various partners to provide a limited number of bursaries to staff and board members of eligible organizations to attend Vantage Point’s workshops and labs.

Please read the eligibility requirements of each bursary carefully to ensure you are qualified recipients.

Currently, these bursaries are available for Vantage Point workshops and/or labs:

    • City of New Westminster
    • City of Vancouver – Social Policy
    • City of Vancouver – Cultural
    • Vantage Point Bursary

Workshops

Vantage Point workshops are led by facilitators who are experts in their field and bring their training, knowledge and experience of the on-the-ground realities not-for-profits face. Workshops cover a broad range of topics, including Board Development, Capacity/Organizational Building, Leadership, and Human Resources. This includes full-day workshops such as Intro to Coaching, Board Policy Bootcamp, Executive Director 101.

Workshop bursaries cannot be applied to special events or the BOSS conference.

Please note: bursary spots for workshops are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Labs

 

Our multi-day labs for not-for-profit leaders are intensive and highly interactive. Each lab is designed to transform your leadership approach through exclusive learning, real-world case studies, and peer-to-peer collaboration.

  • EThe application process for advanced labs is competitive, and candidates should put their best foot forward when filling out the application form
  • ESubmitting an application does not guarantee a bursary spot
  • ELimited bursary spots per lab

City of Vancouver – Social Policy

If your organization is a Social Policy CoV grantee, you are eligible to apply for the following bursaries:

  • EWorkshops: Two workshop bursaries per organization per year (April 1 – March 31)
  • EAdvanced Labs: Eligible to receive a bursary for Advanced Labs
  • EVantage Point Training and Consulting Services: Eligible to receive a full or partial bursary to organizational training and consulting such as: standard training, strategic planning, operational planning and custom training session(s). To be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a bursary, your organization must be a recent (current or previous 2 years) City of Vancouver grantee.

If your organization has received a grant from the City of Vancouver – Social Policy department in the past three years or your organization is a primary tenant of a City-owned/controlled space, you may be a City of Vancouver grantee and qualify for a bursary.

Read more about these bursaries and your eligibility here.

For more information, please contact:
Eric Kowalski @ erick.kowalski@vancouver.ca
Social Policy and Projects Division

Cancellation Policy:

Please read carefully the following policy:

  • EThe City of Vancouver bursary recipients will be responsible for covering the full cost of cancellation fees.
  • EPrior to 2 business days before the workshop date – $20 fee, no impact on your workshop bursary seats.
  • EWithin 2 business days of the workshop (or failing to attend) – no refund, you will forfeit that workshop bursary seat.
  • ERegistration may be transferred to another person from your organization at no cost

City of Vancouver – Cultural

If your organization is an Arts & Culture grantee* you are eligible to apply for the following bursaries:

  • EWorkshops: Two workshop bursaries per organization per year (April 1 – March 31)

*At this time, Cultural Services grantees are not eligible for lab bursaries or training & consulting service bursaries.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a bursary, your organization must be a recent (current or previous 2 years) City of Vancouver – Cultural grantee.

If your organization has received a grant from the City of Vancouver – Cultural department in the past three years or your organization is a primary tenant of a City-owned/controlled space, you may be a City of Vancouver grantee and qualify for a bursary.

Read more about these bursaries and your eligibility here.

For more information, please contact:
Cheryl Masters @ cherryl.masters@vancouver.ca
Arts & Cultural Division

Cancellation Policy:

Please read carefully the following policy:

  • EThe city of Vancouver bursary recipients will be responsible for covering the full cost of cancellation fees.
  • EPrior to 2 business days before the workshop date – $20 fee, no impact on your workshop bursary seats.
  • EWithin 2 business days of the workshop (or failing to attend) – no refund, you will forfeit that workshop bursary seat.
  • ERegistration may be transferred to another person from your organization at no cost

City of New Westminster

If your organization is eligible, you are able to apply for the following bursaries:

  • E2021 Workshops
  • E2021 Labs: Essentials for New Managers, Leadership Principles, ED 101, Advocacy & Government Relations

City of New Westminster Not-for-profits are only entitled to one seat per organization

Eligibility: To be eligible for a bursary, your organization must be a New Westminster based non-profit that is registered as a BC Society or a Canadian Charity.

  • ESubmitting an application does not guarantee a bursary spot
  • EThere are limited bursary spots per Lab and the bursary application process is competitive and candidates should put their best foot forward when filling out the application form.
  • EBursary recipients will be recommended by Vantage Point and selected by City of New Westminster.
  • EAfter completion of the Lab as a bursary attendee, the City of New Westminster looks forward to learning about the resulting benefits of your participation in the Lab, including positive impact on your individual and organizational capacity, as well as any impacts on the overall community.
  • ENot-for-profits are only entitled to one seat per organization

For more information, please contact:
Jen Arbo @ jarbo@newwestcity.ca
City of New Westminster

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