CARING
NEIGHBOURS

Family Services’ Caring Neighbours offers free groups and community kitchens in Richmond and New Westminster that give newcomers, parents, and seniors the opportunity to engage gain new life skills and make new friends.

 

Apart but together


A Responsive Grant to stay socially connected in New Westminster.

The Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (R-NSG) will fund small-scale projects that reduce social isolation during the Covid-19 crisis. R-NSG invites individuals to dream up creative projects that address the following areas:

  • Tackle and address social isolation
  • Build community strength and resilience
  • Foster community creativity and wellbeing

R-NSG provides up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other.  The deadline is July 1, 2020.

APPLY NOW

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS – NEW WEST


All 2020 programs are free and space is limited so please register first.

T: 604 525 9144
caringneighbours@fsgv.ca

*Bus tickets and childminding are available for all programs.

Single Moms Group

A support group for moms raising children on their own. Connect with other moms about the joys and challenges of solo parenting and learn about community resources.

Olivet Church
613 Queens Ave, New Westminster
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Parents Connect

For parents of children 0 – 6 years old. Connect with other parents and participate in guided discussions.

Olivet Church
613 Queens Ave, New Westminster
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Arts and Songs/Creative Explorations

For parents and children ages 2.5 to 5 years old. Explore children’s creative self through arts and crafts, songs and stories. Parent participation required.

École Qayqayt Elementary School
85 Merivale St, New Westminster
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Raising Exceptional Children

A support group for parents of children with special needs. Connect with other parents, share the challenges of parenting exceptional children, and learn about community resources.

New Westminster Family Place
93 Sixth St, New Westminster
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Food, Fun and Facts

For parents and caregivers of children age 0 – 6 years old. Meet your neighbours and connect around all things food and nutrition.

Olivet Church
613 Queens Ave, New Westminster
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Community Kitchens for Men

It’s a hands-on program that makes healthy eating, shopping and cooking easy, quick and fun. You’ll learn how to make healthy meals and snacks and gain confidence in the kitchen. 

The Russell
740 Carnarvon St, New Westminster
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Neighbourhood Small Grants

In partnership with the Neighbourhood Small Grants Metro Vancouver Network and Vancouver Foundation. A chance for New Westminster residents to strengthen their community by bringing people together, sharing skills and knowledge, celebrating diversity and increasing people’s sense of belonging.
 

Learn more

 

Literacy New West

As part of a province-wide network of 102 Literacy Task Groups with Literacy Outreach Coordinators, supporting literacy in 400 communities. The committees are funded supported by Decoda Literacy Solutions.  In New Westminster, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, with the direction and participation of the local Literacy Committee, coordinates, supports and engages partners in a collaborative process create awareness about the importance of Literacy and helps promote local literacy actions and services in the city.
 

For more information contact literacynewwest@fsgv.ca or contact Maylen Crespo at mcrespo@fsgv.ca

“Since attending this program, I made some new friends. It opened a door for me, instead of staying home. The most important thing is that I learned how to build secure attachment with my kids.”

– Caring Neighbours client

 

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS – RICHMOND


All 2020 programs are free and space is limited so please register first.

T: 604 279 7100
caringneighbours@fsgv.ca

Community Kitchen Caring Place

A great place to try new recipes, learn to cook low cost nutritious meals, learn food budgeting, gain nutritional tips, meet new people and practice your English.

Caring Place
RM 340, 7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond 
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Community Kitchen Gilmore Park

A great place to try new recipes, learn to cook low cost nutritious meals, learn food budgeting, gain nutritional tips, meet new people and practice your English.

Gilmore Park Church
8060 No.1 Road, Richmond 
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Community Kitchen South Arm

A great place to try new recipes, learn to cook low cost nutritious meals, learn food budgeting, gain nutritional tips, meet new people and practice your English.

South Arm Community Centre
8880 Williams Rd, Richmond 
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Community Kitchen for Seniors

A great place to try new recipes, learn to cook low cost nutritious meals, learn food budgeting, gain nutritional tips, meet new people and practice your English.

Steveston Community Centre
4111 Moncton St, Richmond 
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

ESL Cooking for Moms

Have fun practicing English and cooking with other moms while learning about community resources and healthy eating. Participants must register. Childminding is available–kids learn and play while you cook.

City Centre Community Centre
5900 Minoru Blvd. Richmond
Stay tuned for upcoming dates or email caringneighbours@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

OUR IMPACT IN 2019


71

Volunteers

1821

Volunteer hours

2400

Adult/parent participants

785

Senior participants

1900

Child participants

About Caring Neighbours


Caring Neighbours programs help create more inclusive communities, so people have the connections and support they need to face life’s challenges. 

We support individuals dealing with challenging circumstances such as living with poverty, being a newcomer to Canada, not speaking English, struggling with parenting, or dealing with isolation.

Many of our programs are offered in collaboration with other partner organizations, promoting additional networks of support.

Caring Neighbours works closely with volunteers–we are incredibly grateful to each and every one. Thank you for the incredible work you do!

Contact Us

NEW WESTMINSTER

Caring Neighbours

301 – 321 Sixth Street
T: 604 525 9144

 

 

RICHMOND

Caring Neighbours

250 – 7000 Minoru Blvd.

T: 604 279 7100

 

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