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Community Workshops and Events

Mental Health First Aider Course

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Mental Health First Aider Course

Course: Mental Health First Aid (Basic)
Date: Tuesday, July 10th and Friday, July 13th
8:45 am – 4 pm

Location: Tefler Burke Room HOpe Centre, 1st Floor 1337 St. Andrews Ave.

North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B8
Cost: Early Bird (until June 15) – $175

Regular Registration – $200
We have a limited number of sliding scale spots available; please contact us for details
Instructor: Elaina Moss
Contact us: 604-987-6959

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Accessible Walking Group

Accessible Walking Group

Get to know the local pathways and greenways in a social group
setting. These walks are designed for those that would benefit
from paved routes with minimal barriers to accessibility, and for
those who like a slower pace with opportunities for breaks. Each
walk should take 45 to 60 minutes depending on the pace of the
group. Those who require 1:1 or specialized support are
required to attend with a support person. Children must attend
with an adult. Route information will be e-mailed upon

When: Thursdays, June 7th—July 12th
Thursdays July 19th—August 23rd
Time: 5:30pm—6:30pm
Where: Various locations around North Vancouver
Cost: $32.00 + tax / session *financial assistance available
Info: 604.983.6415
Register online, in person at one of our NVRC facilities, or by
calling 604.987. PLAY (7529)


Give Your Input!

Have your say about mental health and addictions services - are they working for you and your loved ones?
It is likely that you or someone you care about will be affected by mental health and/or substance use at some point in life. These issues don’t discriminate – they affect people from all walks of life, of all ages and backgrounds, from all regions of the province, including your neighbours, co-workers, friends, parents, siblings and children.
People with disabilities don’t always have the greatest experiences trying to access Mental Health and Addictions services – you can tell your story via online form, until June 7.


Father’s Day Raffle – Dragoon Boat

Father's Day Raffle

North Shore Dragon Busters a is holding our annual “Father’s Day Raffle” and the tickets to sell; one for $2, three for $5, seven for $10.

1st Prize Sea to Sky Experience – Gondola Ride & one night’s stay at Howe Sound Brewery (yes, it’s a hotel too!) for two people plus a gas card to get there
2nd Prize Deep Cove Experience – Kayak or SUP rental for up to 4 people & $50 Raven Pub Gift Certificate
3rd Prize Lonsdale Area Experience – Browns Social House $100 Gift Certificate & Cineplex Movie Passes for two

Additional prizes include Canucks Hockey jersey plus $50 Raven Pub gift certificate, Griffins Boxing and Fitness membership for one month plus rental of gloves & handwraps, massage treatment from Mountain Health and Performance plus 2 Daniadown Pillows.

The draw will take place on Saturday, June 9th, in time to “gift” these prizes for Father’s Day or keep them for yourself! 

The funds we raise help cover our costs for boat rental, coaching fees, regatta entry fees, PFD’s and team shirts.


On the Table

On The Table

On September 13th, connect with your community!/strong>

Vancouver Foundation is turning 75 this year. It’s a big milestone—and we want to celebrate with people like you who have been part of our journey over the years.
This September 13th, we’re inviting everyone across BC to gather together, share some food in your homes and communities, and talk about what’s on your mind. We’re calling it On the Table.

Learn more at and sign up to the newsletter for updates. Host registration opens on June 1st—and we’d love for you to be part of building a more connected community.


Support Group for Single Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Support Group for Single Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Support Group for Single Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum

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The YWCA of Metro Vancouver and Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) have partnered to deliver a peer support group for single mothers of children on the Autism Spectrum.

This FREE program offers a friendly, supportive space where women can share experiences, information and resources unique to being a single mother of children on the Autism Spectrum. The group will also include workshops dealing with topics such as self advocacy, self-care and parenting.

Free child-minding will be provided by volunteers experienced in caring for children with Autism, provided and screened by PAFN. Please note the support ratio will be 1:2 and 1:1 supports will not be available, however children who would like to bring additional support workers are welcome.
Refreshments provided.

Dates: Six Saturdays from May 12 to June 23 (no session on May 19)
Location: Pacific Autism Family Network’s Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub, 3688 Cessna Dr, Richmond

Registration Required
Contact Joann McKinlay at 604 895 5849 |


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