The City of Vancouver has recently completed translated COVID-19 resource pages to help community navigate extensive number of resources and supports available. Currently, the information is available in seven languages, and contains links to a wide range of translated and untranslated materials.
Here are translated updates from the City on COVID response:
Park People is conducting a survey that explores how COVID-19 has impacted Canadians’ use of city parks and green spaces. They will share the findings on their blog in mid-July, and use them to inform policy recommendations and resources to help guide city staff, park professionals, and community park groups in creating safer, more welcoming parks during COVID-19 recovery.
Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey. As a thank-you for participation, they’ve included a draw for a $50 Visa gift card.
The survey is open to anyone (age 18+) living in a Canadian city during COVID-19, so please share broadly with your networks across Canada—including colleagues, neighbours, friends, and family.
Thank you in advance for your help supporting this important research that will make a difference for Canadian city parks.
South Vancouver Food Network pledges #DifferentTogether. Join us in opposing racism and hate, and building communities rooted with love and respect.
From the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC:
Over the past few months, British Columbians have pulled together to vanquish COVID-19, and we have witnessed many acts of kindness and selfless generosity. Sadly, however, our success has been marred by recent incidents of race-based violence and discrimination. I strongly condemn these racist acts; they have no place in our province or our country. I ask you to join me, alongside leaders in government, business and social services, in pledging to uphold the Canadian values of diversity and inclusion and to oppose racism and hate in all its forms. We are stronger when we are #DifferentTogether.
Are you a student interested in food security and access? Join our team!
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House is hiring a Community Outreach Worker to work with our Emergency Food Distribution and Food Hamper Delivery programs.
This is a student position through Canada Summer Jobs.
For details about the position and eligibility requirements, please see the job description:
Community Outreach Worker – Food Distribution
Application deadline: June 3, 2020
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House and Adult Day Centre have been busy cooking up and delivering delicious, affordable, healthy meals to seniors in our community.
If you, or someone you know, live in South Vancouver, are over 65 years old and would like to learn more about our menu or place an order, please call SVNH at 604-324-6212 ext. 113 and talk to Randy.
Meals are just $5.00 and are delivered to help seniors maintain social distancing. Meals are cooked with seniors’ health in mind, and options are available for vegan, vegetarian and halal requirements.
This program is part of “Safe Seniors, Strong Communities,” a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health, bc211 and United Way of the Lower Mainland.
#svnhseniors #seniorswellness #activeaging
Announcement from Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Investments:
Public health and government leaders have made significant decisions impacting every aspect of our lives in recent weeks. We want to hear from you as we plan to ease restrictions while keeping our citizens safe, especially those most vulnerable.
BC COVID-19 SPEAK: Your story, our future is a population health survey to understand citizen experiences, knowledge and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey is the first of several activities that will strengthen our pandemic response and our understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 to date (social, economic, mental wellness and community wellness).
Visit this page to take the survey: www.bccdc.ca/covid19survey
About the survey
- The survey is open to all British Columbians 18 years of age and older.
- The survey takes 10-15 minutes and can be done online on any tablet, computer or mobile device.
- The survey will be open until May 31
- The online survey is available in English and Chinese, as well as a Punjabi survey translation guide
At the end of the survey, you will be asked about participating in two important initiatives:
- A serology survey (blood testing) to help determine immunity across the population
- Planning for future waves in which identifying, containing and tracing are substantially strengthened through technology tools to enable integrated and coordinated information sharing
Help the people in your life to participate
If you know someone who may have difficulty accessing or using a computer, open the survey via the link above, give them a call, and go through all the questions, inputting their answers into the online survey on their behalf. We need your help to prepare for B.C.’s future, and every voice counts.
Participants without online access or needing language assistance can call 1-833-707-1900, seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.