Participant GroupsBelow is a list of groups in the Vancouver local dialing area which will receive the "604 Connect!" package. This document is for personal information only. For current information on participating groups or other project details, contact the project staff at the co-ordinates below.3-H Craftworks Provides vocational therapy to disabled adults
A.S.K. Friendship Society for Seniors Adult day care centre mainly for seniors with physical or cognitive disabilities.
Aboriginal Art and Culture Celebration Society Organizes events for National Aboriginal Day.
Aldergrove Elks (B.P.O.E) 66 Fraternal organization for the betterment of our community.
Amnesty International Group 52 Works to raise awareness of international human rights abuses.
ARIES Project School for street involved native youth aged.
Arts Council of Surrey
Attention Deficit Disorder Support Association (ADDSA) Offers information and support to individuals and families.
BC - Yukon Society of Transition Houses Represents transition houses, safe homes and children's counselling programs across BC and the Yukon.
BC Association for Quality In Health Care Provides information on quality and risk management issues for health care providers in BC.
BC Association of Volunteer Centres Promotes volunteerism and effective management of volunteers in BC.
BC Non-Profit Housing Association Provides support, information, education, training, advocacy and representation for directors, staff and tenants of non-profit rental housing in BC.
BC Pets and Friends Pet visitation society where volunteers take their pets to visit people confined to care institutions.
BC Self Advocacy Foundation Assists people with developmental disabilities.
BC Society For Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Provides individual and group therapy.
Bosnian Muslim Association Assists newcomers with orientation to easier start.
Bowen Island Heritage Preservation Association Provides volunteer manpower to raise funds and awareness to protect heritage sites.
Bridge Housing Society for Women A 6 storey housing project for single women in the Downtown eastside.
British Columbia Camping Association Promotes quality (kids) camping: via accreditation program and maintaining standards.
British Columbia Weightlifting Association Encourages youth to participate in the sport of olympic weight lifting.
Burnaby Hospice Society Services for people who are terminally ill and their families.
Burnaby Meals on Wheels Provides hot, home delivered meals to people who live alone or for those who are unable to care for their own nutritional requirements.
Burnaby Volunteer Centre Promotes voluntarism within the community.
Burnaby Youth Secure Custody Centre Recruits and supervises volunteers who participate in programs at BYSCC.
Burquitlam Community Association Represents community interests before government and other public bodies and fosters a strong spirit of community cooperation.
C.G.Jung Society of Vancouver Promotes the ideas and theories developed by Carl Jung.
Cambodian Canadian Youth Association Runs educational programs, sports and other programs for the community.
Cambodian Family Support and Integration Centre Provides information, referral, interpretation and family support activity.
Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University Works to bridge the social gap amoung Israel's diverse groups.
Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology Association CANASK Supports and promotes specialized kinesiology.
Canadian Co-Housing Network Promotes sustainable cohousing communities.
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Offers education and support for individuals and their families.
Canadian GrandParents Rights Association Promotes, supports, and assists Grandparents.
Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society Promotes the importance of protecting the ocean's remaining natural ecosystems.
Canadian Mental Health Association (Simon Fraser Branch) Offers support and services to those living with a mental illness.
Canadian Multicultural Festival Society Promotes cultural awareness projects throughout communities.
Canadian Parents for French- BC Branch Network of volunteers supporting french second language learning opportunities for young Canadians.
CAPRN - Canada Asia Pacific Research Network Promotes regional solidarity among trade unions and NGO's in the Asia Pacific.
Caring Ministry Society Helps to alleviate pain through the simple act of caring.
Centre For Integrated Healing
Chez Vous Society Organizes weekly encounters to speak French.
Chimo Achievement Centre
Chown Adult Day Centre Provides day programs for seniors and people with disabilities.
Coquitlam Heritage Society Preserves the historical origins of Coquitlam and its many cultures.
Deep Cove and Area Heritage Association A storehouse of collective memories.
Downtown Eastside - Strathcona Skills Connection
Downtown South Residents' Rights Association Ensures redevelopment does not cause displacement.
Eastside Family Place Society A drop-in centre for parents and their preschool children.
EcoCafe Sustainability Society Establishs ecological learning centres in communities.
Edgewise Cafe and ElectroLit Centre Publishes poetry on the web.
Elecktra Women's Choir A women's community choir.
Enoch Youth Outreach Society Organises and promotes radio and other programs for youth and teenagers.
Enviromentally Sound Packaging Coalition of Canada Promotes the environmental improvement of products and packaging.
Family Net - BC Federation of Families Society A network to protect and enhance the Community Living movement
Family Support Institute Works to support families who have children with disabilities
Fort Langley National Historic Sity Cooperating Assoc Works with community capital projects and special events focusing on national sites.
Fraternity to Help the Children of Guatemala Supports projects that are of direct benefit to Guatemalain children and their families
Gambling Soles Productions Society Produces dance-theatre performances
Greater Coquitlam Volunteer Bureau Resource and education centre
Hastings North Area Planning Association Oversees the operation of the Community Policing Centre
Hispanic Community Centre Offers programs and activities to the Hispanic community
HIV-AIDS Intravenous Drug Users Consumers Board Provides information and support for individuals who are at risk
IDERA - International Development Education Resource Association Distributes videos and films by Third World Producers
Indigenous Media Arts Group - IMAG Promotes film and video festival, media workshops, panel discussions, and media training
Inland Refugee Society Facilitates the process of landing in Canada for people in need
International Society of the Handicapped of Greater Vancouver A consumer advocacy group
Island Festival Societe des Melomanes Promotion of festivals, carnivals, cabarets, corporate parties with a world exposure
Junior League of Greater Vancouver Committed to promoting voluntarism, and improving the community
Just For Girls Helps girls develop a healthy perspective
Kalayaan Resource and Training Centre Provides various projects and services geared towards community development
Karen Jamieson Dance Company Produces and presents orginial modern dance choreography
Katherine Sanford Housing Society Ongoing property management service housing for the mentally ill
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House Provides social recreational and educational programs
Langley Advancing Against Poverty (LAAP) Provides advocacy for welfare recipients
Langley Meals on Wheels Provides hot meals to those in need. Latin American Community Council Fosters integration of Latin Americans in BC
Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC Works with people who are experiencing bereavement
Lower Mainland Downs Syndrome Society Supports families with children who have Downs Syndrom
Maguerite Dixon Transition House Runs a transition house for abused women and children
Main Source Management Society Manages Heritage Hall, a Heritage Building at 15th and Main
Marpole Oakridge Family Place Society Provides space where parents, caregivers and children can meet and socialize
Massey Theatre Society Theatrical/Musical arts and educational performance space
Mavis/Mcmullen Housing Society Provides a secure and affordable housing for older women and single mothers
Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area Promotes economic development initiatives for small business
Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society A drop-in centre for families with children
Multifaith Action Society Promotes inter-religious understanding
Musical Theatre Works Develops and provides workshops on creating new musicals
Nanoose Conversion Campaign Works towards nuclear
Native Daughters of British Columbia Post Number 1 Preserves the Hastings Mill Store Museum, the last building to survive the fire of 1886
NBRS - Voice Print Provides time sensitive printed media from daily newspapers for Blind and Print restricted Canadians. New Westminster Family Place Society Provides programs and support for families
Newton Advocacy Group Provides free confidential support, assistance and information to people on income assistance
North Shore In-Line Hockey League Society Youth roller hockey
North Shore Menopause Information Centre Provides information on menopause and related health issues
North Shore Multicultural Society Promotes equal access and opportunities for all
North Shore Stroke Recovery Centre
North Shore Volunteers for Seniors Provides social services for seniors
Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society Advances public awareness and knowledge about wildlife systems in northwest North America
Nous Tous Un Soleil - One and All Offers an intercultural education program specially designed for primary and secondary school students
NPSBC Native Plant Society of BC Enourages knowledge, appreciation, responsible use, and conservation of native plants and habitats
Novaco Childcare Centre Society Provides quality childcare to children ages 18 months to 12 years
Oak Counselling Services Provides low-cost personal or couple counselling with volunteer counsellors
Osteoporosis Society of BC Provides information, education, support, and advocacy
Pacific Disabled Women's Network An emerging group of feminists who live with disabilities
Pacific Riding for the Disabled Association Therapeutic riding for people with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities
Pink Ink Theatre Productions Association
Port Moody Ecological Society Operate the Noons Creek salmon and trout hatchery
Poseidon Development Provides consulting and referal services to new immigrants from eastern Europe
Public Health Association of BC Dedicated to preserve and promote public health
Radix Theatre Society
Regional Disabled Persons Association Promotion of accessibility and awareness within the community
Richmond Committee on Disability Works with the city making it a more unviersally accessible community.
Richmond Family Place Provides programs and acitivities within the community
Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Provides the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding to people with disabilities
Ridge Meadows Women's Centre Society Provides information, referrals, and support to women
Right to Quiet Society Promotes awareness of noise pollution
Rosemary Brown Family Services Society of BC Provides services to blacks/african Canadians and Caribbean families
Rosemary Ross Support Manages home support group services for stroke victims
Salvation Army, Family Services, New Westminster Emergency food, shelter, after school care" Science of Spirituality Members study and practise meditation/spirituality
Self-Help Resource Association of BC (SHRA) An umbrella organization that offers support and services
Seniors Housing Information Program Provides information on housing and resources for seniors
Seniors Support Services Offers information, referral and services for seniors
Seniors Well Aware Program Provides services for seniors
Serena Vancouver Provides information for couples interested in a natural method of family planning
Skills Connection - First United Church Branch Provides employment counselling and related services and computer training
Society of New Youth Crossroads Facilitate cultural understanding and exchange
South Burnaby Neighbourhood House Society Our mission is to make neighbourhoods a better place to live
South Delta Youth Services Resource Centre Provides a drop-in resource centre for employment, personal, and family counselling, to youth
South Granville Seniors Centre Offers services seniors
South Vancouver Family Place Works with families with children 5 and under
South West Regional Arts Council
St. James Community Square Provides affordable spaces to community groups for cultural, recreational, educational and social purposes
Stanley Park Ecology Society Dedicated to encouraging stewardship of the natural world through environmental education and conservation
Steveston Interurban Restoration Society Working to restore to full operating capacity an interurban tram 1220, which was built in 1912
Strathcona Parent Resource Centre Parent volunteers provide information and advocacy/peer services to other parents in the community
Street Youth Job Action Odd job bank for street involved youth ages 16-24
Sunrise Seniors Computer Club Teaches seniors to become familiar with using computers and the Internet
Sunset Point Housing Co-op Non-profit housing coop
Sunset Towers Advocacy and Resources Office (West End Srs Network) Links the isolated and frail with the broader community
Surrey Aboriginal Cultural Society The cultural society's goal is to acquire, develop, and adminster an Aboriginal cultural centre
Surrey Festival of Dance Society Organizes an annual dance festival at the Surrey Arts Centre
Surrey Search and Rescue Society Volunteer search and rescue team located in the Lower Mainland
Surrey-North Delta Meals on Wheels Deliver hot nutritious meals to those in need
Taiwanese Canadian International Green Club Environmental educational programs
Tamarack Day Program Day program for people with developmental disabilities
Tarsier Projects Constructing an information bank of rare animals and environmental concerns of the Phippines
The Burnaby Citizens Advisory Board Provides advice on Mental Health needs to Burnaby Psychiatiric Service
The Chinese Community Library Services Association Dedicated to meeting the reading and information needs of Chinese Canadians
The Como Watershed Group Works for the protection of Maillardville/Como Lake area watershed
The Give And Take Group Provides information about resources and support and educates users of the mental health services
The Kent Program (Developmental Disabilities Association) Dedicated to supporting children and adults with develomental disabilities, in the communities where they live
The Land Conservancy of British Columbia -TLC
The Maranatha Outreach Offers an Inter-denominational chaplaincy service and provides monthly mailings of commentary and devotional readings
The PACE Program A treatment centre for children with emotional and/or behavioural challenges and their families
The Purpose Society Provides educational, social, and clinical programs for youth and families
The Vancouver White Cane Club Provides a Reading and Writing service, and recreational and social activities for the visually challenged
Thyroid Foundation of Canada Services for patients and their families
Trails BC Facilitates the construction and use of the Trans Canada Trail
Urban Arts Club Provides urban youth with a facility to explore their artistic possibilities
Valley Women's Network Brings together women from all walks fo life to share and support each others goals and interests
Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) Works to improve the lives of people who use drugs illicitly through user based peer support and education
Vancouver Association Of Chinese Canadians Community based anti-racism and human rights organization
Vancouver Cross Cultural Seniors Network
Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society Produces a weekend festival of live dixieland jazz annually
Vancouver Elder Abuse Network Provides training and coordination of issues about elder abuse across the city of Vancouver
Vancouver Mandolin Society Promotes music on Mandolin and supports groups that play Mandolin
Vancouver Native Health Society HIV/AIDS outreach/drop in program
Vancouver Richmond Mental Health Network Provides support groups to people who have experienced the mental health system
Vancouver Sea to Sky Branch - BC Association of Social Workers
Vancouver Second Mile Society Operate a Seniors Drop In Centre and Outreach program to Hotel residents in the Downtown core
Vancouver Single Mothers Support Network Society Provides educational workshops, counselling and referrals for low income single parents
Vancouver Women's Health Collective Provides health information for women and trains community health advocates
Volunteer Grandparents Society Brings together families with children who have no grandparents locally and people of grandparenting age (over 50)
West Coast Activities Club Social club which supports and promotes sporting events, arts, and outdoor events such as hiking, cyclying, etc
West Coast Alternatives Society "Outpatient treatment of North Shore residents with substance abuse problems
West Coast Chamber Music
West Coast Domestic Workers Association Provides legal information and support services to domestic workers in BC
West Side Family Place Family Resource program providing support and resources to family with young children
West Vancouver Otters Swim Team Competitive swim team
Westcoast Family Resources Society - North Shore Offers programs to children and families experiencing difficulties on the North Shore
Westcoast Family Resources Society - Ridge Meadows Offers programs and services to families in the Fraser Region area
Westcoast Family Resources Society - Simon Fraser Provides programs to families and children in the Tri-city area
Westcoast Family Resources Society - Vancouver Outreach Provides programs to children, youth and families in the greater Vancouver area
Western Association of Directors of Volunteers Provides networking, education and advocacy for managers/coordinators and directors of volunteers
Westside Rythmic Gymnastics Association Supports amateur competitive rhythmic gymnastics programs and participants
Wildlife Rescue Association of BC Cares for and rehabilitates the wild injured, orphaned and pollution damaged wildlife
Wired Woman Society Focus is on creating an open environment that encourages women to explore opportunities in information technology and new media
Wish Drop In Centre Provides a drop-in centre with meals, showers and health services for women in the sex trade
Women's Employment and Training Coalitiion (WETC A coalition involved in Women's employment and training issues
World AIDS Group Provides prevention sexual health education to youth
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Last modified January 16, 2001