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 has been extended to July 31.

APPLY NOW

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS – NEW WEST


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

T: 604 525 9144
ceds-nw@fsgv.ca

A Virtual Community Kitchen For All

Family Services of Greater Vancouver invites you and your family to learn new food skills and cook healthy recipes on a budget from the comfort of your own home. Be a part of our community group where everyone will share their favourite recipes and cooking tips. Learn from our resources, have fun budgeting and preparing meals with our guided support.

Grocery gift cards to help prepare meals will be available for a limited number of participants only. Register now at ceds-nw@fsgv.ca

 

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 ceds-nw@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 ceds-nw@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 ceds-nw@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 ceds-nw@fsgv.ca for more information.

 

Single Mom’s Group

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 ceds-nw@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

 

VIRTUAL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS – RICHMOND


All 2020 programs are Virtual and Free! Space is limited so please register.

T: 604 279 7100
richceds@fsgv.ca

Nobody’s Perfect Parents Support Group

A free program offered in English for parents/grandparents with children (age 0-5) MEET with other parents of young children. SHARE questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent. LEARN about child development, safety, health and behaviour. DISCUSS real-life parenting situations. DISCOVER positive ways of parenting.

Stay tuned for upcoming dates, email richceds@fsgv.ca for more
information or contact Bilquis Hirani at bhirani@fsgv.ca

 

Cooking and Language Support

A free program for families and their children. Practice your English. Learn to cook low cost, healthy, and nutritious food. Learn about your community Resources.

DATE: Every Friday  TIME: 10am – 12pm
REGISTER: Contact Joanne at jmonteiro@fsgv.ca or Minoo Javadi at 778 885 5165

Food Skills and Cooking Classes

Learn how to do more with less. Learn new recipes and cooking skills.

DATE: Every Wednesday  TIME: 10am – 11am
REGISTER: Contact Minoo Javadi at mjavadi@fsgv.ca or 778 885 5165

Art & Songs and Creative Explorations

Where parents with children ages 2.5 – 5 years old explore children’s creative self through art, songs, crafts and stories. Parent participation is required.

DATE: June 17 – July 22 (Every Wednesday for 6 weeks) TIME: 10am – 11am
REGISTER: Contact Angel Pui-Ling Wong at alwong@fsgv.ca

Richmond Family and Friends

A program for newcomer families with young children who would like to meet local volunteer families The Richmond Family Friend Program connects newcomer families with children 0–6 years, to volunteer families living in Richmond. Newcomer families, with the support of their volunteer family will: learn about community resources, connect with people and programs in the community, explore Richmond together, participate in English Conversation circles, parenting workshops, cooking groups, and more…

ONGOING PROGRAM
REGISTER: Contact Bilquis Hirani at bhirani@fsgv.ca or Angel Wong plwong@fsgv.ca or call 604 279 7100

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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