Support Services & Programs




Community Volunteers

 
John Howard Society of the Fraser Valley

Phone:604-852-1226

Maggie Aronoff
Unit 1 1653 Salton Rd
Abbotsford, British Columbia   V2S 7P2
Our Community Volunteers are involved in supporting people living with chronic illness and mental health issues and supporting individuals reintegrating into the community from institutional settings. Join us for our Alternatives to Violence Community Project! There are also opportunities to fundraise and plan events. Contact JHSFV for more info.
 
Email:
Website:http://www.jhsfv.com

 



Conservation: Church of the Holy Cross

 
Ama Liisaos Heritage Trust Society

Phone:604-826-6104

32972 7th Ave
Mission, British Columbia   V2V 2C5
A national historic site, this Church was completed about 1905 by aboriginal craftsmen. It is notable for the three steeples and intricate carved detail that translate the Carpenter Gothic style in cedar and local wood. Stories and photographs have been published in our book Spirit in the Land: Our Place of Prayers.
 
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Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program

 
Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program

Phone:604-456-0900

Lucille Laurin
Suite 300 4211 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia   V5H 1Z6
The WBP provides psycho-educational, or community-building workshops for community education. The goals are: empowering Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind for life skills development and self-improvement; providing access to information community members wouldn't have otherwise in the mental health area. We choose workshop topics requested by community members in surveys. Examples of topics and workshop titles we have provided in the past have included: anger management, understanding depression, what is stress, eating, and your feelings, understanding suicide, mood disorders: anxiety, depression & bipolar, yoga & relaxation, journal-writing, drug & alcohol problems in your community (how you can help). We additionally provide workshops along the theme of healthy community development, examples are: Oppression; Conflict Resolution; Forgiving, Letting Go & Moving On; Deaf Culture In-Depth (Deafhood); The Four Agreements (don Miguel Ruiz) - A Deaf-friendly Book Interpretation; Racism & Diversity. All presentations are provided in ASL (American Sign Language) and interpreters will be provided if the presenter is a hearing person. We also provide interpreting for a wide range of needs. Workshops for the Fraser Valley region are provided at: Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Need more information? E-mail to wbp.workshops@vch.ca for Lisa Anderson, Workshop Coordinator.
 
Email:
Website:http://deafwellbeing.vch.ca/

 



District of Mission Soapbox Community Organic Garden

 
L.I.N.C. (Long-term Inmates Now in the Community)

Phone:604-820-1015

Sherry Edmunds-Flett or Glen Flett
33270 14th Ave
Mission, British Columbia   V2V 4Z7
The garden is fully fenced and centrally located, NW of the Leisure Center property, just above the Mission Skate park, and adjacent to the historic Soapbox Derby race track. This half acre garden contains a class ?A? fish bearing stream that runs throughout the year. The full southern exposure slope, moderated by a creek to the west and a forest to the right, creates sheltered growing conditions. There are 10 plots currently available for rental @ $25.00/plot each year in the garden. In years past, the funds incurred by the yearly plot rentals have been used to purchase garden tools, bone meal, manure, plants, seeds, sunscreen, sunhats, compost containers, lime, and other items/supplies required annually for the participants of the garden.
 
Email:
Website:http://www.lincsociety.bc.ca

 



Early Literacy Program

 
WHIN Project

Phone:604-826-5349

Navi Khatar
32065 Van Velzen Ave
Mission, British Columbia   V2V 2G6
Program supporting children in the pre-school age range to learn the fundamental building blocks with literacy.
 
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Employment Specialized Services

 
WorkBC Employment Service Centre

Phone:604-826-0626

Unit 209 33123 1st Avenue
Mission, British Columbia   V2V 1G5
We offer special resources for immigrants, youth, older workers, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, people who live in remote areas, or anyone having trouble finding work for any reason. Visit your local WorkBC Employment Services Centre and we'll find the help you need.
 
Email:
Website:http://www.fvessc.ca

 



Employment Workshops and Training

 
WorkBC Employment Service Centre

Phone:604-826-0626

Unit 209 33123 1st Avenue
Mission, British Columbia   V2V 1G5
Every WorkBC Employment Services Centre has workshops for people who want to learn more about finding a job and starting work. We have both short and long-term training programs, depending on your needs and the skills you require. Visit your nearest WorkBC Employment Services Centre and ask and Employment Centre Advisor which workshops or training will help you most.
 
Email:
Website:http://www.fvessc.ca

 



English Language Services For Adults (ELSA)

 
Abbotsford Community Services

Phone:604-859-7681

2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, British Columbia   V2S 3S9
ESL classes for adult immigrants (must be 17 years and older). Classes run in Mission and Abbotsford. Free childminding available at certain locations. Languages offered: English. No Cost - Self referral. Contact: (604) 859-7681 Local 216 or elsa@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com.
 
Email:
Website:http://www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

 



ESL Tutoring

 
Mission Literacy in Motion

Phone:604-615-4711

Chandra Deo
Windebank Elementray School, 33570 11th Ave, Room 172
Mission, British Columbia   V2V 6Z2
Tutoring program for adults who are interested in improving their English language skills.
 
Email:
Website:http://literacyinmission.org/

 



Evening Intensive Program

 
Fraser Valley Academy of Dance

Phone:604-826-0097

Mrs. Carolyne Carney
33219 1st Ave
Mission, British Columbia   V2V 1G7
Up to 13 hours per week of training in RAD ballet, pointe, contemporary ballet, ISTD tap and ISTD Modern Dance Theatre. Register online at www.fvad.ca
 
Email:
Website:http://www.fvad.ca

 



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