When starting college or university, most young people have support from their families to cover living expenses like rent, food and transportation. Unfortunately, these supports are not available to everyone, including former youth in care. Youth like Soraya Bellou. From foster care to medical school Growing up, life could be challenging and unstable for Soraya
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Who doesn’t love a block party? They’re fun, simple, inexpensive, and a great way to get to know your neighbours! That’s precisely why residents of the Clayton Heights neighbourhood in Surrey took to the streets this weekend, for the area’s first Block Party Day. The more the merrier What helped make this weekend such a
Have you ever heard of “community care?” Earlier this year, an article on Mashable.com made waves among progressive do-gooders and community builders. In it, author Heather Dockray makes the provocative case that when trying to overcome burnout, relying on self-care may not be as helpful as it seems. She advocates for community care instead. What is community
People will soon have easier and more affordable access to menstrual products with the launch of the United Way Period Promise Research Project. With the support of a $95,000 government grant, the project will distribute menstrual products to 15 non-profit agencies across B.C., who will make them easily accessible to their clients. Research that breaks
With the installation of several little libraries in Clayton Heights, residents of this Surrey neighborhood are writing a new story about their fast-growing community. On Family Day, February 18, Clayton Heights residents and staff from United Way of the Lower Mainland gathered at Katzie Elementary School to celebrate the launch of 7 little libraries in
Conversations about housing, finances and health care can be hard. These subjects can be even more difficult to broach with an aging parent. Many of us struggle, asking ourselves: When is the right time to have these conversations? Can I tell my mum that I worry about her falling? How do I talk about my
“Knock on wood!” Jeanne Leeson reaches for a woven wooden headband hung around the rear view mirror in her four-wheel drive truck. The headband is her good luck charm. She has just deftly manoeuvred around another truck and some fallen 2x4s at kilometre 7 on the lake side of the inSHUCKch Forestry Service Road.