Category: What’s New

Brighter Tomorrows Luncheon surpasses fundraising goal

Thanks to everyone who attended our Brighter Tomorrows luncheon. We hope Frank O’Dea’s message of Hope, Vision and Action left you uplifted and inspired. Thanks to your support, we have surpassed our fundraising target and raised over $77,000 to help some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable children, youth and adults rediscover hope, build confidence and resilience …

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FLY Program receives grant

The Financial Literacy for Youth Savings Circle Program received a grant of $12,000 from VanCity. The program a six month financial literacy and savings program that assists youth in building savings with the goals of increasing employability, education and independence.

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Love breathing dragons

Students create powerful artwork to address bullying RSVP Ambassadors in grades 6 and 7 at Sexsmith Elementary School created these beautiful pieces of artwork to mark Anti-Bullying Day, which was held on February 26, 2014. Together with Family Services counsellor Ruby Mirmiran and staff at the school, they explored healthy relationship themes. They took part …

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RSVP Program celebrates milestone anniversary

The Respect, Safety and Violence prevention (RSVP) program at Family Services held an anniversary celebration honouring over 10 years of helping children learn about healthy relationships. “Our success is a testament to the hard work, skill and caring of our program counselors,” said Kareen Hudson, manager, business development, RSVP. “I also have to credit our …

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Parents Connect: New Program for Parents

Family Services is delighted to announce a new program in New Westminster which aims to support families new to Canada by matching them with mentor families who have lived in Canada for a long time. Parents Connect began its first 14-week program last fall with a group of ten moms with young children. Newcomers and …

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Family Services Annual Long Service Awards

At the Annual General Meeting held on October 2, 2013, Family Services honoured its 25 year employees, 20 year employees, and 15 year employees. Celebrating 25 years with Family Services: – Dora Fidler (watch video)  - Cathy Loptson (watch video) – Cheryl Mixon (watch video) L-R Cathy Loptson, Dora Fidler, Cheryl Mixon, Joanne Hausch …

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Family Services announces its 2013|2014 Board of Directors

Joanne A. Hausch, Board Chair Brian DeMuy, Vice Chair Robert Watts, Treasurer Lisa Colls Simpson, Secretary Frank Bassett, Director Sarah Boon, Director Sean Boyle, Director Mandeep Dhaliwell, Director Michael Davis, Director Linda Dempster, Director Brian Forward, Director John Irving, Director Werner Knittel, Director Rick Pozzebon, Director Theresa Rodgers, Director Lyle Viereck, Director Lindsay Waddell, Director …

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Family Services’ therapist wins award

Kathy Eugster has won the Monica Herbert Award presented by the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy. The award is given out annually and recognizes outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, the field of play therapy. The award considers contributions to the play therapy literature; outstanding clinical work using play therapy; research related to …

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