Find programs to help connect with others during these isolating times.

A Rocha Farm to Families Program
Tel: 778-235-3723 (Sandra)  farm.to.families@arocha.ca
A Rocha Farm to Families program is now offering phone call & email check-ins to seniors. This may especially be of interest to seniors who want to chat about gardening, receive stories/photos/videos from the farm, contribute their bird & plant sightings, etc. Information/stories would also be collected to perhaps share with A Rocha’s public school partners, with the aim of starting a pen-pal system. If anyone wants to sign up for participation in A Rocha's Farm to Families program in the ways outlined above, please ask them to email our team at farm.to.families@arocha.ca or call Sandra at 778-235-3723.

Alexandra Neighbourhood House
2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey, BC
Tel: 604-535-0015 ext 236 (Neil)  communityprograms@alexhouse.net
Supporting neighbours during COVID-19 health emergency. Get involved:

  • As someone who can help neighbours needing support (running errands, getting groceries, dog-walking, or a friendly chat).
  • As someone at risk who is self-isolating or quarantined, and are looking for help or for social contact.

We will assemble Helper Teams of six to assist those needing support at this time. Together, the Team and its recipients form a Community Caring Circle.  For more information &/or to sign up, send an email to Neil at communityprograms@alexhouse.net, or call 604-535-0015 (ext 236).

Online Support group for Newcomer Adults 50+​
Tel: 236-985-7361
Join us every Thursday morning, and participate in various online activities, group conversations, and more. From Immigrant Services Society of BC. For registration please text or call: 236-985-7361. Poster

Sources Comfort Calls
Tel: 604-542-4357 to register
Offering seniors comfort calls to have a check-in and to help relieve anxiety and worry.

Virtual Multicultural Peer Support Group for Immigrant and Refugee Women
Tel: 604-684-7498 ext 1694      rasha.youssef@issbc.org
Meeting other women online to make new friends and build support networks. Sharing your experiences and challenges on life in Canada and the current COVID-19 crisis. Gathering information on services and resources available in your community. The program starts May 2, 2020. More information: ArabicEnglishChinesePersian, and Spanish.

Virtual Parent Support Groups - Early Years Hub
Tel: 604-910-7747 (Erin)  604-910-7728 (Lisa)
We’re in a difficult time right now and it is a tough adjustment for all of us, but we’re all in this together! Join us as we share our support for you and your families! We will be hosting 6 different sessions each week with different topics and activities - to share, listen and support each other from our own homes! Poster

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