Burnaby youth present present their $6285 cheque to Kinbrace!
December 2, 2015 by Loren Balisky
Burnaby youth have more than talent: they’ve got huge hearts for global concerns and hardworking hands to bring change locally. Kinbrace was selected by the Burnaby District Student Advisory Council (DSAC) (student leaders from the eight Burnaby high schools) as … Continue reading
Meal in the Kinbrace yard. Photo credit Mark Janousek
May 6, 2015 by Loren Balisky
Food shared at Kinbrace brings diverse people together: asylum seekers, Canadians, neighbours, former Kinbrace residents, young and old. While there is much that alienates (language, history, fear, uncertainty), when food is prepared with care and with the intention of sharing, it … Continue reading
Donald Cho, Vancity Branch 12 Account Manager, helps refugees secure loans to pay for their permanent residence applications.
May 2, 2015 by Loren Balisky
When refugee-serving agencies in Metro Vancouver discovered a significant barrier limiting refugee integration, they approached Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, for help. Vancity, with its commitment to building inclusive communities for everyone and helping people become “bankable,” is an … Continue reading
Erin Pearce (left), Wellness Counsellor, leads Kinbrace's new Wellness Counselling Program.
March 27, 2015 by Loren Balisky
Refugee claimants arriving in Canada often struggle with mental wellbeing, simply because they have and continue to encounter significant stressors and trauma. Kinbrace recently launched its Wellness Counselling Program under the direction of Erin Pearce to support the mental wellbeing … Continue reading
Kinbrace kids express happiness with a basketball hoop full of balls! Generosity begets gratitude.
March 3, 2015 by Loren Balisky
Kinbrace supporters showed amazing generosity in the closing months of 2014, giving an unprecedented $83,000 ($40,000 more than last year) to support refugees through the Kinbrace mandate. October’s Ride for Refuge fundraiser was a spinning success where 9 teams (84 … Continue reading