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Here's what you're missing out on! Tribal Chiefs Employment and Training Services Association — Equipping the organization's sites in communities outside of Edmonton, including daycares, to ensure they can safely reopen and continue providing service to Indigenous communities. Tribal Chiefs Ventures — Providing food or grocery gift cards to Indigenous members of the community who are facing challenges accessing local food sources during the pandemic. Ukrainian Canadian Congress Alberta Provincial Council - Providing newcomers with educational alternatives through webinars, creative boxes with activities for children, personal protective equipment and back-to-school supplies for children, and hygiene kits and entertainment for seniors.
African Friendship Society — Supporting access to community support in a culturally safe space while promoting cultural healing through weekly sessions featuring guest artists. Staging cultural and artistic events for Black men to support cultural healing while adhering to COVID health and safety protocols. African Women Empowerment Society — Distributing food hampers to underserved families in Surrey while maintaining an online presence to serve the target population. Apex Fire Brigade Society — Purchasing personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies to help keep volunteer firefighters and clients safe while responding to routine calls that could expose them to COVID BC Arabic School Foundation - Adapting in-person weekend programming to online delivery for children and families affected by the pandemic, with a focus on newcomers, families living in low-income, and those whose first language is not English.
BizKids Practical Education Association — Providing a safe, interactive online environment for children to engage in educational programming, with a focus on building real world skills. Blackburn Community Association — Gathering ideas from families through phone calls and an online survey to define and implement new recreational programming, as well as to increase the capacity of the organization to respond to the needs of seniors and Elders. Bridge River Valley Community Association — Providing outreach to vulnerable community members who are experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID, including wellness checks, sharing information, and delivering supplies.
British Columbia Native Women's Association — Offering a culturally relevant online wellness series for Indigenous women and girls across the province to help address social isolation. Developing and providing a home-care kit to support parents in promoting compassionate dialogue, understanding and creative problem-solving with their children.
Online events will help ensure children and youth across the province are reached. Candle Light Foundation for Girls Education Canada — Distributing care packages to women, girls and their families in the Greater Vancouver Area who are experiencing economic challenges as a result of the pandemic.
Caregivers Network for East Kootenay Seniors Society - Facilitating access to information and support services for family caregivers and seniors facing increased isolation and health concerns during COVID Delivering wellness kits, including food, to caregivers and medically vulnerable seniors in the East Kootenay region who are experiencing increased isolation as a result of COVID Information materials will also be distributed that focus on mental health and wellbeing.
Centre d'Integration pour Immigrants Africains - Centre of Integration for African Immigrants — Establishing a resource centre, primarily for African Francophone communities, providing access to a safe networking venue and socially distanced contacts with their community during COVID Coastal Research, Education, and Advocacy Network — Providing holistic case management to Black, Indigenous, and youth of colour to ensure they are connected to appropriate resources and support in a timely manner. Providing academic enrichment opportunities to support personal growth and creative expression of vulnerable middle highschool students in Victoria and Vancouver.
Cowichan Housing Association — Extending emergency housing provisions to the homeless in the Cowichan Valley, along with meals and laundry services. Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society - Developing and enacting policies that reflect a COVID reality in order to continue hosting small group discussions to promote restorative justice in the Cranbrook area.
Darkspark — Delivering arts programming for youth in vulnerable communities across the country by developing an online platform to share with community members. Adapting existing services and implementing an online platform to launch a virtual anti-racism program.
Youth from diverse backgrounds will be invited to share their experiences of racism and educate others through the arts. Dignidad Migrante Society — Responding to the needs of temporary foreign workers on farms across British Columbia who have become isolated with little access to information, food, and recreational activities.
East Richmond Community Association — Adapting programs to ensure physically distanced sports, fitness and recreation activities can continue for children, youth, adults and seniors. Equality Project Society — Adapting existing client-serving spaces to ensure continuation of support to vulnerable people in Cache Creek, focusing primarily on low-income earners or those living in poverty. Adapting support services for adults living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their caregivers, including adapting the physical clinic space and providing online sessions.
Fairway Gorge Paddling Society — Offering a safe and healthy environment during COVID to provide people of all age groups the opportunity to enjoy healthy physical activities on the water. Fiji Canada Association — Providing bi-weekly meals and hygiene supplies to vulnerable community members in Surrey. First Nations Technology Council — Delivering skills training webinars to Indigenous communities to facilitate discussions related to COVID response strategies, as well as supporting knowledge sharing and the creation of a virtual network among members.
Fit Pets Dog Sports Association — Reducing social isolation among seniors by offering online dog training classes. Flavours of Hope Society — Providing culturally relevant support and community resources to refugee women in the Vancouver and Burnaby areas through online and in-person activities. Great Lakes Networking Society of BC — Providing culturally appropriate food to community members in the greater Vancouver area, and webinars for African diaspora.
Greater Trail Community Restorative Justice Society — Training new volunteer facilitators in Cranbrook to help facilitate restorative justice for those whose cases have been delayed due to COVID, with a goal of mediating the conflict outside of a court system. Kajaks Track and Field Club — Adapting athlete training programs to a virtual method while in-person training is not possible, and then complying with COVID health protocols when in-person training can resume. Lake Trail Community Education Society - Providing arts and outdoor programming, as well as a healthy meal, to students in British Columbia.
Adapting service delivery to allow for meals to be provided to vulnerable youth. Online events will also be offered.
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Lived Experience Community Life and Peer Skills Program Society - Providing breakfast and lunch through a mobile distribution system, primarily to people experiencing homelessness, people living with mental illness and people struggling with addiction. Minoru Seniors Society — Providing wellness-based engagement activities for isolated Chinese seniors facing language barriers. Mission Alano Club — Allowing the club to reopen and provide assistance to additional people experiencing homelessness, living with mental illness, or struggling with addiction, and others who are also increasingly vulnerable.
Modern Man Family Project Society — Offering support to fathers in the Kamloops area through one-on-one counselling and peer support to equip them with coping skills and emotional awareness during COVID This will be complemented by monthly family outings. Nisga'a Ts'amiks Vancouver Society — Increasing food security by supporting the provision of food to Indigenous Nisga'a Nation members living in remote areas of Nisga'a lands. Delivering traditional food to Indigenous members living away from Nisga'a lands, mental health counselling related to coping with COVID, and culturally appropriate small-group tutoring for youth.
North Island Metis Association — Providing a monthly food box program and food security information for Metis people living on northern Vancouver Island. Northern Adapted Sports Association — Delivering services to ensure people living with disabilities in British Columbia can remain physically active, healthy, and socially included. Creating and distributing resource packs to communities across northern British Columbia to encourage and facilitate healthy active living with a focus on children and youth, Indigenous and First Nations communities and those living in low-income.
Northern Shuswap Tribal Council Society — Hiring additional staff members to conduct outreach into First Nations communities in order to assess their needs, advocate on their behalf, and to apply for government services. Oromian Canadian Association of BC — Recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to reach seniors and newcomer families in the Vancouver metropolitan area with COVID information through virtual seminars.
PacificSport Regional Centre Vancouver Island Society — Providing an after-school sports program for children in Duncan who have limited opportunities to participate in organized physical activity due to the cancellation of community-based sports programs during COVID Protection Island Lions Club — Providing ferry passes, fuel for boats and grocery cards to vulnerable people impacted by COVID to encourage activity during the pandemic.
Pursuit Projects Society — Delivering groceries to vulnerable people in the Greater Vancouver Area while supporting the development of youth through leadership training. Reach Community Support Society — Recruiting additional volunteers and providing further training to ensure their outreach program can continue providing support to vulnerable people in need of food and social connection.
Richmond City Centre Community Association — Live-streaming community programming to isolated, vulnerable individuals to ensure they can continue engaging with their community, while ensuring that in-person activities respect social distancing and other public health measures. Richmond Gymnastics Association — Continuing to provide gymnastics classes to children and youth by investing in resources to adapt existing service delivery to adhere to COVID health and safety protocols.
Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and Agricultural Society — Providing nourishing meals to seniors, people with disabilities, low-income individuals, and people experiencing homelessness. Supporting the organization's capacity to deliver crisis support through counselling.
A social worker will be hired to provide intake and community referral support, create a community resource listing and provide supplementary crisis intervention. ShEvalesco Female Empowerment Association — Designing and delivering weekly resources and webinars to women across British Columbia in order to build resilience and reduce isolation. Shuswap Immigrant Services Society — Adapting the organization's English as a second language classes to an online format, while ensuring the classroom setting meets public health guidelines when gradually reopening. Sidney Arts and Media Society — Using story telling and interviews to create programming for listeners to help seniors feel more connected to community.
Providing back-to-school knapsacks and supplies to children and parents in single parent households in Port Coquitlam. Soap for Hope Canada — Providing essential hygiene supplies and linens to vulnerable Indigenous communities across British Columbia. Social Planning Council of Williams Lake — Recruiting and mentoring grade students to facilitate workshops for other students on the impacts of COVID and how to maintain their mental and physical wellbeing.
Solid State Community Society — Hiring local women to cook halal meals for racialized migrant youth and their families while training youth in cooking and food preparation. Somali Women Empowerment Society — Mobilizing youth to assist seniors in Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, and Vancouver through the delivery of food hampers and the creation and delivery of webinars. Sooke Sailing Association — Supporting the wellbeing of children and youth by providing free outdoor recreation activities, ensuring COVID health and safety protocols are being followed.
Recruiting and training additional staff and volunteers to provide free and safe outdoor recreation to vulnerable children and youth. Soroptimist International of Vancouver — Providing an online youth career mentorship program to connect highschool girls in Vancouver and Richmond with mentors to discuss topics including career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, and overcoming obstacles to success.
Soroptimist Tricities — Adapting current services in order to continue safely serving vulnerable women and children who are ready to move into independent living arrangements during COVID Southern Gulf Islands Community Resource Centre Society — Training new volunteers to meet the needs of current and new vulnerable clients by increasing safe home visits, offering grocery and food assistance, garden matching and operating a helpline.
SPARK Life Education Foundation — Distributing meals for frontline workers in need and care packages to vulnerable community members while also holding online workshops on financial literacy. This will be supplemented by a marketing campaign of appreciation for frontline workers.
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Squamish Men's Shed Society — Adapting the organization's space to meet COVID requirements so they are able to host opportunities for senior men to be social, access mental and physical health information, and opportunities to give back to the community. St-Michael's Mission — Extending hours of operation to offer increased access to a place to eat and a cool environment, as well as distributing additional emergency food bags, clothing, and hygiene items to vulnerable people.
Supporting Team Excellence with Patients Society — Assisting patients in navigating systems related to food security and economic stability with a focus on those diagnosed with anxiety or depression. The Retail Action Network Society — Distributing information and providing counselling and online training to workers in essential industries, including racialized workers and temporary foreign workers.
The Rotary Club of North Delta — Providing additional food to supplement weekly lunches to children and youth of newcomer families in elementary schools in North Delta.