Food Share in the Nisga’a Nation

Posted on 14th April 2021, by British Columbia
Food Share in the Nisga’a Nation Throughout this past year the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our everyday lives. One place that struggled with the impact of new restrictions was Gitwinksihlkw, a Nisga’a Village in Northern B.C.  During this time the Gitwinksihlkw Corps saw an increase in need in their community where many households are home  […]

British Columbians Answer the Bell

Posted on 14th April 2021, by British Columbia
British Columbians Answer the Bell Across British Columbia this past year we faced dire and uncertain circumstances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but in the middle of all of this fear and uncertainty, there shone a bright light in our province. Our annual Kettle Campaign this year surpassed our target goal and we managed to  […]

The Crisis Behind The Crisis

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
The Crisis Behind the Crisis Over the past number of months British Columbia has seen a terrifying increase in the number of overdoses. By the end of August, only eight months into the year, the province had already broken its own record number of illicit drug deaths surpassing all those in 2019 with 1,068 individuals  […]

Serving Ministry Outdoors

Posted on 22nd September 2020, by British Columbia
Serving Ministry Outdoors COVID-19 pandemic restrictions initially meant the temporary closure of many buildings to the public. This included our Ministry Units who needed to modify policies and procedures in order to continue to serve clients who rely on our programs and services for basic necessities such as food and shelter. But what about the  […]

Helping Students Return to the Classroom

Posted on 21st September 2020, by British Columbia
Helping Students Return to the Classroom September marks the start of the school year, and with all the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought and continues to bring, the need for support for families who struggle with the additional costs of school preparation is even greater. Although when the school year started the province was still  […]

Feeding Victoria’s Homeless

Posted on 21st July 2020, by British Columbia
Feeding Victoria’s Homeless In Victoria, B.C. the number of people unable to afford a place to live increases every day, significantly more so since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “People without homes are sleeping in parks, beside trees and in forest clearings, feeling helpless, lonely, and unsure where their next meal is coming from.”  […]

Virtual Summer Camp

Posted on 20th July 2020, by British Columbia
Summer 2020 has looked very different around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For youth in British Columbia, unfortunately this meant that they would not be able to participate in the usual summer camps that our B.C. Youth Department hosts at Camp Mountainview and Camp Sunrise. Understanding the impact of remaining connected and the  […]

Using the Pandemic to Help Give Back

Posted on 15th July 2020, by British Columbia
Using the Pandemic to Help Give Back When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it affected countless people and businesses across the world. For 26-year-old Kalvin Shum, who was working in the film industry as a lighting technician for Netflix and Amazon Prime, the pandemic completely shut down production, resulting in large layoffs. Typically, Kalvin worked 12  […]

Our Thrift Stores Are Re-Opening

Posted on 9th July 2020, by British Columbia
For our dedicated shoppers who miss browsing the aisles to find the latest additions to the shelves, for all the spring cleaners who have been holding onto their donations for the past couple of months, and for everyone else who is just tired of being stuck in quarantine and are ready to go out and  […]

It Takes a Village

Posted on 16th June 2020, by British Columbia
Imagine struggling to provide food, clothing and other necessities like diapers and formula for your growing family. Sadly, this is the harsh reality for too many parents in our province. Last year alone 3.2 million Canadians were reported living at or below the poverty line, including 566,000 children. It’s no secret that living in British  […]