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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.

Based on all reliable information received to date, we have decided to suspend all in-person programs and services except emergency child care services only.

please stay safe and follow the guidelines provided by the above sources for the prevention of spreading covid-19.

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and provide updates through this website with new information.

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

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 | Newcomers 16-30 years old

Permanent Residents or Convention Refugees
Hours | Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, YES CHEF! is online. Contact the program coordinator for more info.

Start date: March 29
Location | Online. Contact the program coordinator for more details
Contact | Paulina:

YES CHEF! is an exciting 10 week cooking program for newcomer youth with potential employment opportunities after finishing the program. This program will give newcomer youth an opportunity to take a first step into a super interesting industry with lots of potential.

  • Cooking and baking training with a qualified chef
  • Visits to local kitchens and businesses
  • Employment preparation
  • Resume writing
  • 1:1 Settlement support
  • Transportation support
  • Connections with the food industry
  • Make new friends and have fun!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, YES CHEF! is online. 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 604-251-1225 ext. 245 or email

Pathways to Leadership Program

Join our FREE empowering 16 week program!

We welcome newcomer women with permanent resident status and newly naturalized immigrant women. We will work with you to explore your interests, skills, and strengths. Morever, we will provide information on employment, education, training resources, and more!

Contact Eva at 604-251-1225 ext. 238 for more info.

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