frog hollow is open!
We are open 10 am–3 pm, Monday to Friday.
The building is open for access to the drop-in computer room, info at reception, and some in-person programs
(please check each program’s info for details)
Our Statement on the Discovery at Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation
The discovery of 215 children’s bodies on the grounds of Kamloops Indian Residential School is both heartbreaking and shameful. The impact of this news is being deeply felt across ANHBC—in our houses, camps and in the communities we belong to. There are no words that feel appropriate for the pain and suffering of affected families and their communities and of residential school survivors broadly, particularly when their lives and futures have been so horrifically altered. And although it isn’t enough, our thoughts and hearts are with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and all Indigenous communities across Canada.
Please click here to read the complete statement
Our Statement on Anti-racism
Frog Hollow is committed to fighting for social justice and, especially with the egregious examples of racism that have been appearing in Canada, the US and around the world, we stand together with those suffering from racism. The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC (ANHBC), of which Frog Hollow is part, has prepared the attached anti-racism statement and support it. We need to work harder every day to counter racism at individual and systemic levels, in all aspects of our lives.
The following statement is a prelude by ANHBC to the anti-racism statement:
“On behalf of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team. As an organization that has navigated over 125 years of Canadian history, we recognize the importance of standing in solidarity with our community members fighting for their rights, and the rights of others.
We commit to looking at our complicity in the oppression of Indigenous people as part of our own 125 year old story, and to change the practices and policies built from colonization that we continue to benefit from today.”
About Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19)
A new coronavirus is the cause of an outbreak of respiratory infections, now known as COVID-19. The number of cases worldwide is changing quickly. We want to inform you about how we are protecting the health and safety of our participants, staff and local community. We are working diligently to mitigate any potential impact to our programs and services, realizing that many in our community rely our programs and services every day.
British Columbia’s health system has activated an advanced response plan to contain and manage COVID-19. We are acting upon information and recommendations from reliable and knowledgeable sources, including the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, BC Centre for Disease Control and Public Health Agency of Canada.
please stay safe and follow the guidelines provided by the above sources for the prevention of spreading covid-19.
For more information on COVID-19:
May is childcare month!
May is Child Care Month where we celebrate the work and commitment of child care operators and early childhood educators throughout the province.
Frog Hollow will be posting photos and videos of our Child Care programs each week to share a glimpse of the passionate work by our educators, and the positive, and significant impacts they have made on children’s well-being and development.
We thank all our Child Care team staff for their hard work to keep our children safe and healthy especially in these challenging times.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Even though there has been a drastic reduction of volunteer opportunities last year due to the pandemic, we are so grateful for those who have been side-by-side supporting us during these challenging times.
This Spring, we have 3 exciting volunteer opportunities for you to consider. Whether it’s supporting isolated seniors in the Hastings-Sunrise area or nurturing the P’ipa:m Lelum Indigenous Garden, there is something for everyone to get involved with.
CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS!
Do you have a great idea for your community? Grants of up to $500 are available through Neighbourhood Small Grants. Application due date: April 20th, 2021
Neighbourhood Small Grants is based on a simple but powerful idea that the best people to bring a community together are the ones within it. Grants are given to anyone with an idea to contribute to their community. No experience necessary.
Check the poster to know more!
Waacus Salee Frog Spirit Initiative
Started as a partnership project in 2019, Waacus Salee Frog Spirit Project is dedicated to building bridges between cultures & people through the lens of Indigenous principles and leadership. Anchored in Waacus Salee Frog Spirit’s vision, we continue to find ways to adopt Indigenous approaches to our programming and promote cultural understanding and sharing. We will continue creating space within the community to dialogue on decolonization and the importance of connecting with the land.
COVID-19 Financial Supports
Follow the link below to access up-to-date information on financial resources available.
YES CHEF! Newcomer Youth Cooking Program
Ages | 16-30 years old
Eligibility | Permanent Residents & Convention Refugees
Hours | Tuesday or Wednesday 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm, next cohort starts July 6
Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, 2131 Renfrew St.
Contact | Paulina@froghollow.bc.ca
YES CHEF is a cooking program for newcomer youth aged 16-30, who wants to learn more about food production. We offer a 10-week in-person program where youth are able to learn and develop new skills. Youth also get help with employment preparation and settlement support, provided both 1:1 and in groups. Our cooking sessions are inspired by cuisines all over the world to give participants a broad introduction to cooking and baking. YES CHEF! collaborates with local food industry professionals to give youth extra inspiration and insight into the food industry, and make connections for potential employment. The goal is to give youth a foundation in food production that they can build on, gaining more skills and experience after completing the program. Participating in YES CHEF! is also a great way to meet new people who share the same passion for food, speak English, and have fun.
- Cooking and baking training with a qualified chef
- Employment preparation
- Resume writing
- 1:1 Settlement support
- Transportation support
- Connections with the food industry
- Make new friends and have fun!
Visit YES CHEF! Click HERE to see our YouTube channel.
Neighbourhood House on the Go
We are bringing our neighbourhood house to you! Look for our Outreach Tricycle in your community!
Our goal is to reach out to older adults in our neighbourhood looking for a friendly visit. Our volunteers will gladly bring resources, refreshments, and fun activities to your doorstep!
To schedule a visit or volunteer with us, contact Lysandra at 604-836-4028 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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