Many people find fulfillment in having a sense of connection to their community, however that community is defined. Feeling frustrated and like you’re not making the impact you had hoped at work? Why not try volunteering? You could use your skills, and volunteer at a charity event or run. Or, do something completely new and act as a mentor through Big Brothers or Big Sisters. Other ideas can be found here: http://govolunteer.ca/.
Interested in being more involved in the community itself? Find out how to get involved in your local city council: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/citizen-involvement.aspx. Or, what about just spending some time to get to know your community? Find a friend or a partner and spend a day being a tourist. Walk the Seawall. Check out the Vancouver Aquarium after hours. Check out a local listing for the many events you can enjoy: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/vancouver-events/, http://www.miss604.com/.