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Providing support in the new normal

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By Chelsea Carter with Lu Ripley, Director of Community Learning and Engagement In a moment’s notice, a new “normal” was created as British Columbia responded to COVID-19. Schools and offices closed, shops were no longer taking customers, and playgrounds were taped off. In the midst of it, support service providers were suddenly faced with the […]

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Doing what we do best – responding and supporting

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By Oliver Lum In March, the lives of British Columbians along with the majority of Canada changed. We were asked to “stay home” with self-isolation and quarantine orders put in place to do our part in slowing down the spread of COVID-19. The Crisis Centre was called on to do what we do best – […]

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Indigenous Mindfulness Project

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The Crisis Centre of BC has been offering a mindfulness-based life skills for resiliency program for the past 12 years ​within the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations (Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore). Flexible and adaptive, this program has been offered in a range […]

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Responding to the mental health crisis: Giving Tuesday Now campaign

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By Chelsea Carter with Stacy Ashton As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the physical health of people around the globe, we face an ongoing mental health crisis. During this ever-changing and uncertain time, people are facing unforeseen financial and social stresses due to sudden job loss, fear of illness, and the pressures of […]

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To all our volunteers – thank you

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Hello to all our volunteers, Thank you. Whether you volunteer to provide administrative support to Tamara or Jeffrey, work with Lu, Tiffany, and Effie to ensure youth learn valuable life skills in their physical or digital classrooms, or volunteer with Martin, Alain, Johanna, Lisa, Akhila, Josh and the whole distress services team in answering every […]

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