Heat Wave August 2017

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Heat Wave August 2017

Heat Wave August 2017

With the thermometer expected to hit record highs in the coming days, several Lower Mainland communities have designated local facilities as cooling centres. bc211 has compiled a list of these and other resources to help get through the 2017 heat wave. If you know of any other […]

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United for BC Wildfire Recovery

United for BC Wildfire Recovery

As fires continue to devastate British Columbia, United Ways across the province are working together and mobilizing their efforts through “United for BC Wildfire Recovery”, a national initiative preparing for the recovery and rebuilding of communities throughout BC. As Kamloops is one of the evacuation centres, United […]

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It’s 211 Day: Let the Bells Ring Out and the Banners Fly!!

It’s 211 Day: Let the Bells Ring Out and the Banners Fly!!

February 11th is 211 Day. 211 service in BC  launched in 2010, and as we move into our sixth year, 211 Day gives us an opportunity blow out a few candles and to reflect on where we came from, and where we are heading. But first… What is […]

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Richmond Community Profile by the United Way of the Lower Mainland

Richmond Community Profile by the United Way of the Lower Mainland

bc211 partnered with United Way of the Lower Mainland to support the development of a Richmond Community Profile, a comprehensive report released December 15th 2015. The Community Profile breaks down population, economic and social statistics in 14 Richmond neighbourhoods and shows that Richmond’s population has grown by […]

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Video Profile: Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services

Video Profile: Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services

Today’s post is a video profile of Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services. The video features an interview with Executive Director Shashi Assanand. This is another in our series of videos profiling community-based organizations whose work is making an impact in the community. The videos highlight […]

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Video Profile: Richmond Youth Service Agency

Video Profile: Richmond Youth Service Agency

Today’s post is a video profile of Richmond Youth Service Agency. The video features interviews with Marshall Thompson, Executive Director; Mursal Khyabani, Job Options BC Coordinator; and Tarah Mallabar, Pathways Aboriginal Centre Cultural Activities Worker. This is another in our series of videos profiling community-based organizations whose […]

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Video Profile: Seniors Come Share Society

Video Profile: Seniors Come Share Society

Today’s post is a video profile of Seniors Come Share Society. The video features interviews with Sue McIntosh, Executive Director of Seniors Come Share Society; Arlene Lewchuk-Hartley, Director of Programs; Andrea Cox, Program Coordinator; and Suzanne Taylor, Caregivers Outreach and Education Coordinator. This is another in our […]

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Surrey Community Profile by the United Way of the Lower Mainland

Surrey Community Profile by the United Way of the Lower Mainland

bc211 partnered with the United Way of the Lower Mainland to support the development of a Surrey/White Rock Community Profile, which was recently featured in the local media. This is the first in a series of profiles focusing on Lower Mainland communities that will include data and […]

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Video Profile: Positive Living BC – Mutual Support and Collective Action

Video Profile: Positive Living BC – Mutual Support and Collective Action

Today’s post profiles Neil Self, Vice Chair of Positive Living BC. Positive Living works to enable persons living with AIDS and HIV to empower themselves through mutual support and collective action. This is another in our series of videos profiling community-based organizations whose work is making an […]

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A Perfect Storm? – Call or Text 211

A Perfect Storm? – Call or Text 211

 perfect storm noun: a critical or disastrous situation created by a powerful concurrence of factors — merriam-webster.com Many of us in the bc211 region experienced the might of the windstorm that swept through the South Coast on August 29th. BC Hydro estimates that 710,000 —nearly half of […]

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Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver: A Mentor Into the Life of Every Child Who Needs One

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver: A Mentor Into the Life of Every Child Who Needs One

Today’s post profiles Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver whose vision is to put a mentor into the life of every child who needs one. This is another in our series of videos profiling community-based organizations whose work is making an impact in the community.   The videos […]

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Video Profile: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland – Inspiring and Empowering Girls

Video Profile: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland – Inspiring and Empowering Girls

Today’s post features another video we’ve produced profiling community-based organizations whose work is making an impact in the community.  This latest blog post profiles Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland whose work inspires and empowers girls to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. This video […]

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Video Profile: QMUNITY – BC’s Queer Community Hub

Video Profile: QMUNITY – BC’s Queer Community Hub

Today’s post looks at QMUNITY, which provides education, support, connection, and advocacy to LGBTQ community members. This video features Dara Parker, Executive Director of QMUNITY. Dara discusses the importance of working towards full inclusion for all members of society and the impact of creating a space where […]

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Video Profile: bc211 Connecting People with the Help They Need

Video Profile: bc211 Connecting People with the Help They Need

bc211 has produced nine video profiles of community-based organizations whose work is making an impact in the community. We launch the series with a look at bc211. In this video we present bc211 and an overview of the work we do. Executive Director Bob Prenovost, Information & […]

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Low Cost and Free Legal Services

Low Cost and Free Legal Services

Legal Aid in the Lower Mainland Many people want to avoid seeing a lawyer, fearing the exorbitant fees charged by some law firms.  But having access to proper legal advice is crucial in many situations.  There are many services around the province that offer valuable legal information […]

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