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We are monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, following guidelines from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). According to their January 28th, 2020 statement, "the risk to residents in the VCH region and in B.C. remains low. There is no ongoing risk posed to the public and our frontline staff [VCH staff] are prepared. The best protection for the public is to follow proper hygiene etiquette during the cold and flu season. This includes proper hand-washing with soap and water, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and staying home when you are sick.”
Read the full statement online: http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/vancouver-coastal-health-statement-on-coronavirus
During snowy conditions, some deliveries may be cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. We attempt to contact all clients affected by a cancellation directly whenever possible..
We remind our Meals on Wheels clients to have some frozen or non-perishable food available in case of inclement weather.
We also extend our thanks to all volunteers who are able to help out during snowy conditions!
Today is Giving Tuesday! We hope you'll consider joining the global movement dedicated to giving back to the community by giving your time as a volunteer, making a financial donation to support our charitable programming, or by considering a legacy or bequest in your will. Thank you to all our volunteers, supporters and donors who have helped us maintain our tradition of caring since 1898.
Thanks again Fred Lee for your help as emcee at our Fundraising Dinner & Auction! You can read more about the event in Fred Lee's Social Network.
THANK YOU! Our 11th Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction this fall was a success! We raised $130,000! Thank you to all our supporters, donors and attendees at the event, as well as donors who provided prizes for our live and silent auctions. View photos from the event here.
Our latest newsletter is now available online. Each edition of the newsletter recognizes the latest members of our Macaulay Club - organizations who have made a donation of $500 or more to our charitable programs. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Yvonne and David had their customized 4-course dinner for 12 with wine-pairings this August - they won the prize at our fundraising live auction last fall. Thanks to Chef Marcus Von Albrecht for the fabulous meal and to Yvonne and David for supporting Care BC's charitable programming! View photos from the dinner (and our other previous events) on our Events page.
The 2019 Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by the Marine Drive Golf Club Tuesday Ladies Group in June, raised over $26,000! We extend special thanks to organizer Sue Biddle, a dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteer for more than 17 years, who ensured the event was a success. Thank you to all those who attended for your support!
Effective August 6, 2019, Care BC’s Meals on Wheels (MOW) and Chinese Meals on Wheels (CMOW) prices will be increasing. Visit our Meals on Wheels Guidelines page for more information.
Our latest Annual Report, which we shared at our recent Annual General Meeting, is now available online. We welcomed 3 new life members to the Society - Sue Biddle, Ellie Chan, and Ping Mah - as well as a Namit Malhotra as a new Board Member. The meeting also featured a presentation from Wendy Tse and Robert Skene from the City of North Vancouver, who discussed the North Shore Neighbourhood House Site Feasibility Study, which includes plans for Respite Care provided by Care BC. View photos on our events page.
Our latest newsletter is now available online - in this edition we discuss Care BC's 120 year history and thank Richmond Honda for their support. Each edition of the newsletter also recognizes the latest members of our Macaulay Club - organizations who have made a donation of $500 or more to our charitable programs. Thank you for your ongoing support!
At the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver’s Regular Council Meeting on May 27, 2019, the previously Closed Resolution regarding "Non-Market Housing Opportunity on City-Owned Site (200 Block East 1st Street)" was released and the following recommendation was approved:
That a significant non-profit housing component be incorporated into the North Shore Neighbourhood House Feasibility study and that this be explored in partnership with Hollyburn Family Services, Catalyst Community Housing Society, and Care BC.
Care BC is very pleased that a Respite Centre (with an integrated Adult Day Program and Overnight Respite, similar to our current Family Respite Centre) to support North Shore caregivers “to get a much-needed break” will be included in this study.
We have an urgent need for Chinese-speaking Meals on Wheels volunteers to help deliver meals to isolated seniors in your community across Vancouver and Richmond. If you are available weekdays from 10 am – 1 pm, please give us a call. Volunteers do not need a car - you can be paired with a driver - and we can accommodate flexible schedules if you aren't available every day. If you've thought about volunteering before, please give us a call to learn more （604）733-9177 ext. 107.
Fraud Alert: Please be advised, we received a report that a person approached a Meals on Wheels client wanting to collect payment on an outstanding invoice. Care BC DOES NOT collect Meals on Wheels payments at clients' homes. Our volunteers (for their own safety) are NOT ALLOWED to accept payments. Invoices can be paid at our office, by phone or by mail. If anyone approaches you at your home for bill payment, call 9-1-1. Please also inform our offices of any suspicious behaviour.