Recruiting Board Members
Interested in joining Megaphone's Board of Directors? Megaphone is recruiting 4 candidates to strengthen the diversity of perspectives and experiences at the board level. In particular, we welcome applications from people with expertise in fundraising, human resources, financial administration and/or accounting, and technology and digital development.Read more Share
Love Letters to Stolen Sisters
The Women's Memorial March is an annual event on February 14th that honours -in a very public way- the thousands of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people who have died or gone missing. For their family and friends, however, the private grieving lasts far longer than 24 hours. It is...Read more Share
Welcome to Megaphone's Executive Director Lisa Curry
Read all about it: a new leader takes the helm Megaphone welcomes fresh faces to the team, while offering heartfelt farewells to those moving on.Read more Share
Love Letters to Stolen Sisters
February 14th marked the 32nd Annual Women's Memorial March to grieve, remember and bring awareness to the disproportionate number of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and across BC. Megaphone vendor, storyteller and community artist and activist Priscilla Mays Tait was the emcee...Read more Share
Top Ten Highlights of 2022
We are so grateful to all the Megaphone sponsors, donors and champions who amplified marginalized voices alongside us in 2022! Because of your support, we were able to return to offering in-person programming and events, deepen the engagement of Megaphone vendors and storytellers and continue providing meaningful income-earning opportunities to...Read more Share
The Bear Whisperer
Portrait taken by photographer Tanya Goehring Here's what Executive Director Julia Aoki had to say in the December special holiday edition of Megaphone magazine about how The Bear Whisper shines his light: "The Bear Whisperer is a gifted poet and storyteller. He often comes into the Vendor Hub with a...Read more Share
The family 'village' is often held together by grandparents
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and it’s easy to imagine a long tradition of Aboriginal grandparents across Turtle Island teaching and caring for grandchildren while parents performed other tasks essential to their community.Read more Share
Powell Street Festival Is Back
Bringing Some Sizzle to the Streets The 46th annual Powell Street Festival, celebrating Japanese Canadian culture, returns to Oppenheimer Park this month.Read more Share
"We Remember the Joys of Ukraine"
Ukrainian dancers are raising awareness and hope through traditional performance art.Read more Share
'We're here, we exist... and these are our voices'
100 Block Rock 2 is both a 'cultural preservation project' and a celebration of the vast musical talent in the Downtown EastsideRead more Share
Not Afraid to be Me
As a trans non-binary person fleeing to Canada from Syria via the United Arab Emirates, Tamara Touma says finally being safe has allowed them to connect to their true self. Learn more and offer support at www.rainbowrefugee.comRead more Share
'Everyone of us has the power to make change'
President of the B.C. Black History Awareness Society is optimistic about the rise in empowerment she's seeing among people of colourRead more Share
Love in action
The question is... In honour of the month of love and Valentine’s Day, we asked our vendors: How do you show people you love them?Read more Share
A story about 'Sam'
For musician and Megaphone vendor Bernie Bouzane, his original songs often take up the tempo of real lifeRead more Share
HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?
Megaphone transforms the literary brilliance of Voices of the Street into a six-part podcast series, with the first episode released today!Read more Share
Reflecting on another year gone by
The question is... What did you learn in 2021 that you will carry with you into 2022?Read more Share
Hope on Wheels
The non-profit Nations Skate Youth fosters bonding through skateboarding in Indigenous communities throughout B.C., Alberta and the YukonRead more Share