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2015 October Newsletter

SNACK AND CHAT COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS During this year’s Homelessness Action Week, October 12th to 19th, VCN accessed funding from the City of Vancouver to host a series of face-to-face consultations with leading professionals in the sector and residents of DTES Vancouver to share input on the Street Messaging System. As the system continues to develop… Read more »

2015 September Newsletter

CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION   CITY OF VANCOUVER FUNDS STREET MESSAGING SYSTEM FOR HOMELESS ACTION WEEK Thanks to a grant awarded to The Vancouver Community Network (VCN) from the City of Vancouver, we will be hosting ‘Snack and Chat’ sessions on the Street Messaging System (SMS) from October 12 – 15th. These sessions will… Read more »

2015 August Newsletter

VCN BOARD PRESIDENT JIM SAYRE IN MEMORIAM James (Jim) Sayre passed away in the early hours of August 25th from esophageal cancer. Jim used his law degree to assist the disadvantaged, representing clients of the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Employment Insurance law. Jim played a big part in… Read more »

Spam reporting

A bug was fixed with the “Spam” and “Not Spam” buttons on Squirrelmail/webmail. The buttons will now work correctly and a message will appear indicating the action completed successfully. For people that do not use Squirrelmail/webmail, you will also now have two new folders named “Learn Spam” and “Not Spam”. Messages in “Learn Spam” will… Read more »

2015 July Newsletter

VCN RECEIVES FUNDING FOR YI PROGRAM FOR 2015-16 The Vancouver Community Network (VCN) is happy to announce that we have received federal funding to continue the Youth Internship Program in 2015-2016. VCN has been running the YI program since 2003, connecting over 600 youth with impactful nonprofit/community organizations across Metro Vancouver. Funded under the Youth… Read more »

Hardware power failure July 1st – Services restored on July 2nd

On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at 4pm, a hardware failure caused some VCN servers to lose power. On the same day, an unrelated power failure occurred at VCN’s office which caused monitoring and request tracking systems to go down. On Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 11am the hardware was replaced and all VCN services were… Read more »

2015 June Newsletter

NEW INVESTMENT TO EXPAND COMPUTER FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM On June 05th at the Neil Squire Society, Industry Canada Minister James Moore announced that an additional $2 million in new funding to expand the Computer for Schools (CFS) program. CFS provides digital skills training, refurbishes donated computers, and distributes them to schools, libraries, nonprofits learning organizations,… Read more »

New spam filter

VCN now has a new spam filter. There are new features that will automatically block spammers and the interface has been integrate into webmail at To configure your spam filter go to “Options” at the top and then “Spam Filters”. You can whitelist or blacklist email addresses. To train your spam filter continue to… Read more »