Community Education & Development Services (CEDS) offers a web of support so that clients feel connected and empowered in all areas of their life.
CEDS provide free programs and workshops in Community Food Skills, Community Connections, Parent Education, and Financial Empowerment that give newcomers, parents, and seniors the opportunity to engage gain new life skills and make new friends.
All programs are free and space is limited so please register first.T: 604 525 9144
Community Kitchens improve people’s cooking and meal-preparation skills and teach budget-friendly, delicious, and nutritious recipes. These programs combat social isolation by connecting people with their neighbours to build community in a warm, welcoming environment.
Parent Education & Support Groups
Designed to offer support and education to parents and family structures of all kinds.
Through one-on-one coaching and workshops for community organizations and the public, Financial Empowerment teaches financial literacy and helps people navigate tax filing and government benefits. Our expert staff train other organizations working with vulnerable individuals to better achieve financial stability and resilience. FE delivers workshops primarily across the Lower Mainland on a range of topics.
Learn more about Financial Empowerment.
Literacy New Westminster
FSGV partners with local organizations to build awareness of the importance of literacy and to support programs for children, youth, adults, seniors, and families. Outreach work includes free book distribution at community events and for/to other organizations.
New West Neighbourhood Small Grants
Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) provides up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other and is available to anyone living in BC. Applications open Spring 2023.
Find more information here.
“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.”
ABOUT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Community Education and Development Services’ 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.
Community Education and Development Services works closely with volunteers–we are incredibly grateful to each and every one. Thank you for the incredible work you do!
301 – 321 Sixth Street
T: 604 525 9144