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 schoolyear started the province was still working  […]

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  […]

Lunch Program Continues During Pandemic

Posted on 30th April 2020, by British Columbia
During a normal school year, alongside the Rotary Club of Haney, Ridge Meadows Ministries provides over 140 nutritious bagged lunches to school children throughout the community every day. Preparation is done in the professional kitchen, and delivered by volunteers to school offices where they are distributed discreetly to students in need. However, with the current  […]

Our COVID-19 Response Across BC

Posted on 23rd April 2020, by British Columbia
Thanks to your support during these unprecedented times we continue to serve those in need. Our programs and services remain open, with some key changes allowing us to continue supporting our community’s most vulnerable. Here is how that looks in a few cities throughout the province.   Vancouver   At Boundless Vancouver our Free Food  […]

Times Colonist – Rapid Relief Fund

Posted on 23rd April 2020, by British Columbia
The Rapid Relief Fund is an initiative brought together in Victoria by several community leaders in an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Times Colonist newspaper launched the largest fundraising appeal in their history, together with the Jawl family, and the Victoria Foundation. This response was planned to address the impact of the pandemic  […]