New opportunities for families

Families are at the heart of Alexandra Neighbourhood House.

Families are at the heart of Alexandra Neighbourhood House.

And while we continue to welcome new families with infants and toddlers into our programs through Alexandra Family Place, we are also engaging families through our Alexandra Children’s Centres at Kensington Prairie and the Beach House in Crescent Beach.

Both locations provide community-based, licensed childcare based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, for infant/toddler, ages three to five, and school-age children. Call 604-541-3273 for more.

We know families come in all different shapes and sizes.

Some families include children, grandparents or great aunts and uncles; others include longtime friends and neighbours.

Through our Building Welcoming and Inclusive Neighbourhoods project, we are extending our hand to the wider community, building our Alexandra Neighbourhood House family and strengthening our ties with both youth and adults, many of whom have taken on volunteer leadership roles.

As a volunteer-driven organization, we depend on volunteers for everything from gardening to assisting with program development and delivery.

If you’d like to get involved with your neighbourhood house family in a volunteer role, call Maria at 604-535-0015 ext. 232.

Big bouquets to the 17 volunteers from Deloitte & Touche who came to the camp last month to volunteer as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring.

We’ve been a recipient of the Day of Caring project for more than 20 years, and every year our group of volunteers has been absolutely amazing.

The group from Deloitte & Touche jumped right in and in one day, absolutely transformed our Children’s House (circa 1918) with fresh paint inside and out.

Join newcomers in your neighbourhood to make friends, practise English and participate in your community.

Tea & Chat Friendship Group meets Tuesdays, 12:15-2:30 p.m., and there are already lots of plans for upcoming activities. For more, call 604-535-0015 ext. 236.

Donni Klassen is program and communications director at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. For information on programs/services at Camp Alexandra, call 604-535-0015 or go to www.campalex.com

 

 

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