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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.”

Click here to read ANHBC’s statement

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:

BC Centre for Disease Control

Office of the Provincial Health Officer BC

Public Health Agency of Canada

Vancouver Coastal Health

Mural Celebration

Come to Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House on Wednesday, September 29th to join us in celebrating the completion of 2 community murals and bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day!

Frog Hollow’s art-based employment & support program ‘Make It’ invites the community for an afternoon of celebration, storytelling, food, and music!
We’ll be unveiling our recent murals, painted by youth participants with the mentorship of local Indigenous artists Charlene Johnny and Zac George, Skokaylem.
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
2131 Renfrew Street, Vancouver
3:30-6:00pm
Please RSVP by sending an email to ashleigh@froghollow.bc.ca
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Orange Shirt Day recognition & Resources for learning

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) calls to action, the Government of Canada is now recognizing Sept. 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, dedicated to remembering and honouring victims of residential schools and their families.

This year, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House hopes to bring awareness to residential school survivors across Turtle Island through the sharing of Phyllis Webstad’s story.

We have Phyllis Webstad’s two books to share with members of the Frog Hollow neighbourhood.

The books are available at our 29th Mural Celebration event and our P’ipa:m Lelum Library( Inquiries: family@froghollow.bc.ca ).

A list of videos is created for your further learning and reflection on this journey:

Resources for learning | Indigenous history, heritage and excellence

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) Program is now accepting applications until November 9th, 2021. Apply early and click the link below to know more!

Click here to apply

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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. Know more>>

Whats’s new:

COVID-19 Financial Supports

Follow the link below to access up-to-date information on financial resources available.

http://jodywilson-raybould.ca/covid-19-financial-supports/

YES CHEF! Newcomer Youth Cooking Program

Ages | 16-30 years old
Eligibility | Permanent Residents & Convention Refugees
Hours | Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, next cohort starts September 21
Location | Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, 2131 Renfrew St.
Contact | Paulina@froghollow.bc.ca

https://www.froghollow.bc.ca/programs-services/settlement/

https://www.froghollow.bc.ca/programs-services/youth/

YES CHEF is a cooking program for newcomer youth aged 16-30, who wants to learn more about food production. We offer a 6-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.

Follow YES CHEF! on Instagram @fh_yeschef

Click here for the Referral Form

Learn more about YES CHEF! 

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 lysandra@froghollow.bc.ca.

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