Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Community E-Newsletter March 2014

Funding and Awards

Community Investment Grants
March 3, 2014 Deadline. Building Healthy Social Connections for Youth, with a focus on reducing stress and depression by increasing their sense of belonging in the community and fostering strong supportive relationshiop. For more information see here. Coast Capital Savings.  

YWCA Women of Distinction Award
March 7, 2014 Nomination deadline. Nominate individuals who are driving positive change for women and girls in the Metro Vancouver area or nominate an innovative workplace. For more information see 

MAP Municipal Alcohol Policy Grants
March 21, 2014 Deadline. For local governments and First Nations communities. Guide to help create municipal alcohol policies. Application information here. BC Healthy Communities.

Healthy Living Program
March 25, 2014 Application deadline. Community grant funding for Vancouver projects that address health promotion, healthy living and prevention of risk factors for chronic disease for target groups: aged 35 to 64 high risk ethno-cultural groups, aboriginal people and people impacted by social determinants of health (i.e. low-income). For application see here. Vancouver Coastal Health.

Community Project Grants
2014 grant applications being accepted for areas of social justice and financial inclusion, environmental sustainability, and cooperative economy. Preferred projects focus resources towards marginalized people and include them in planning and delivery. Vancity. For more information seehere.   

City of Vancouver Awards of Excellence
April 4, 2014 Deadline. Nominate an individual, organization or business whose efforts make Vancouver a better city. For more info see here. 

Conferences & Workshops 

Working with Hard to Reach Clients
March 5, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm Fee: $135.00. Theory, demonstration and hand-on practice will give participants practical and proven strategies that increase the probability for success. For more info see here. 1880 Triumph Street Vancouver.

Succession Planning
March 20, 2014 9:00am-12:00pm $110/$95 Members. Learn to foster a culture of succession planning, plan proactively for leadership transition and identify current and future leadership requirements. 1183 Melville St. Vancouver. Vantage Point.
Working with Transgender Individuals in Social Service Settings
March 21, 2014 1:00pm-4:30pm. Free. Learn core competencies: recognizing trans specific issues, barriers to service, improving services provision, developing trans inclusive polices. Registration byemail. Rm 150/154 1290 Hornby Street Vancouver. Prism Services, VCH.

Self Care for Caregivers
March 25, 2014 12:30-2:30pm. Free to attend. How do we take care of ourselves when we’re caring for others? Learn the importance of self-care, find out about resources to support self-care, and hear strategies & experiences from other caregivers.  To register contact the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 604-675-5150 or email. Dementia Dialogue Series. 990 W. 59th Ave. Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre.

Changing Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Energy
March 28, 2014 9:30am-12:30pm Fee: $55.00. For service providers. Learn to shift your mindsets, practices and self care to tap into a flow of energy, meaning and purpose in your work. More info seehere, registration form here or  email or call 604-638-3390 ext 3166. 1638 E. Broadway, Vancouver.Family Services of Greater Vancouver.

Queer Competency Training
April 4, 2014 9:30am-12:30pm. Fee: $55.00. For service providers. Learn about queer and trans* identities, respectful language, concepts, issues, creating safer spaces. Registration form, email or call 604-638-3390 ext 3166. Facilitated by Qmunity. 1638 E. Broadway, Vancouver, FSGV.

General Interest 

International Women's Day Inspiring Change
March 6, 2014 10am-1pm Free event. Light lunch served. Four accomplished women from different fields sharing their thoughts. To register email, for more info see here. the Hycroft, 1489 McCrae Avenue, Vancouver. University Women's Club of Vancouver and PIRS

Under One Umbrella
March 15, 2014 11:00am-3:00pm Free event A one-stop health and service fair for people who are homeless, at-risk of homelessness or just having a hard time connecting with services. Free food, entertainment, and door prizes. For more info click here. Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver. Watari Youth, Family and Community Services, Under One Umbrella Society. 

Aboriginal Family Dinner Night
Mondays, ongoing, from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Cost: Free, membership & registration is required. Includes dinner, child care, workshops, parenting support and youth activities. For more info email or call Sunni Hunt 604 879 8208 ext 232. MPNH and Vancouver Native Health Society.

Free Income Tax Clinic
March and April: Free Tax Clinics for low income people. By Appt only. Email or call Shirley Francisco at 604 879-8208. Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood house.

Survey Safe Choices Needs Assessment
Objective is to be able to improve services, resources, research, and training regarding same sex LGBT2SQ intimate relationship violence. Responess will aid them to update and deliver most effective programming for this client population. Survey link here.  Ending Violence Association of BC.

Children and Youth

Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference
March 18-21, 2014 Fee: This conference will bring up to 2000 youth (14-24 years), chaperones, presenters and guests will network and learn new techniques and skills in workshops, share knowledge through cultural activities, witness performances by talented individuals, explore career and education possibilities and participate in sports and recreational activities. For more info clickhere. BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.
March 30, 2014 Deadline for campers to register. Fee: $25. Summer camp for queer, trans and allied youth 14-21 from July 3-6, 2014. Become leaders for social change, make friends, access resources, engage in imaginative, critical, and innovative workshops and traditional camp activities like canoeing, campfires, and arts and crafts. For more info see poster or  UBC.

Leisure Fair for Children and Youth with Disabilities 
April 2, 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm. Explore recreation activities for children and youth with disabilities.
Enjoy demonstrations by Sirota’s Alchymy at 6:30pm and Shiamak Dance at 7:00pm. For more info see here. 3360 Victoria Dr Vancouver. Trout Lake Community Centre. Developmental Disabilities Association.


Surviving to Thriving LBT*2SQ Women's 10 Week Support Group
April 2, 2014 Start date, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Free, bus tickets available.For self identified lesbian, bisexual, trans*, Two Spirit and Queer women who have experienced or are experiencing the impacts of violence and abuse incl intimate partner violence and childhood sexual abuse . See posterhereBWSS.

Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Screening Project 
April 30, 2014 Deadline. Honorarium $50. Call for research participants: You are of South or East Asian ethnic origin, male or female, 20-39 years of age, do not have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. For more info see here.Healthy Living Program, Vancouver Coastal Health.


Better at Home Program
Program that helps seniors to continue living independently in their own homes by providing simple, non-medical support services such as housekeeping and other assistance. See map for multiple providers in Vancouver of this support program for seniors. Government of BCUnited Way and community agencies. 

Protection from Elder Abuse 
Multilingual information kits. New mulit-sector Council to Reduce Elder Abuse. Province of BC. 


Jessie's Legacy: Understanding Eating Disorders & Promoting Positive Body Image
March 8, 2014  1:00pm-2:30pm Free, for parents and others. Jessie's Legacy: examine eating disorders and body image issues through a lens of media awareness, and the building of resiliency and positive self regard. See poster for registration info, childminding available. 3981 Main St. Vancouver. Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Big Sisters of the Lower Mainland.

Infant Mental Health
March 20, 2014 12:00pm-1:00pm. Free. Explore the social and emotional development of children 0-3yrs, and learn about school and community based programs and resources. Join in person, or by phone. For more info see here. Room P3-306, Mental Health Building #85, BC Children's Hospital, 4555 Heather St., Vancouver. Kelty Mental Health.  

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Community E-Newsletter is a monthly newsletter focusing on community capacity building through opportunities for skills development and education in Vancouver.

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