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Family Services’ Richmond staff awarded “U-ROC Asset Champions”

Every year, the City of Richmond hosts the U-ROC Awards which celebrates the achievements and dedication of outstanding youth, youth groups and asset champions within the Richmond community. This year, two staff members from Richmond were honoured. Jamie Smulders was recognized for “being gifted at engaging youth in difficult subjects and helping them build tools and...
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Parents Connect: New Program for Parents

Family Services is delighted to announce a new program in New Westminster which aims to support families new to Canada by matching them with mentor families who have lived in Canada for a long time. Parents Connect began its first 14-week program last fall with a group of ten moms with young children. Newcomers and volunteers...
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Family Services Annual Long Service Awards

At the Annual General Meeting held on October 2, 2013, Family Services honoured its 25 year employees, 20 year employees, and 15 year employees. Celebrating 25 years with Family Services: - Dora Fidler (watch video)  - Cathy Loptson (watch video) - Cheryl Mixon (watch video) L-R Cathy Loptson, Dora Fidler, Cheryl Mixon, Joanne...
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Family Services announces its 2013|2014 Board of Directors

Joanne A. Hausch, Board Chair Brian DeMuy, Vice Chair Robert Watts, Treasurer Lisa Colls Simpson, Secretary Frank Bassett, Director Sarah Boon, Director Sean Boyle, Director Mandeep Dhaliwell, Director Michael Davis, Director Linda Dempster, Director Brian Forward, Director John Irving, Director Werner Knittel, Director Rick Pozzebon, Director Theresa Rodgers, Director Lyle Viereck, Director Lindsay Waddell, Director Robert Watts, Director

At the Annual General Meeting held on October 2, 2013, Family...

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Family Services’ therapist wins award

Kathy Eugster has won the Monica Herbert Award presented by the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy. The award is given out annually and recognizes outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, the field of play therapy. The award considers contributions to the play therapy literature; outstanding clinical work using play therapy; research related to play...
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New Westminster Elder Abuse Unit wins award

Congratulations to the New Westminster Elder Abuse Unit which was awarded the “Elder Abuse Awareness to Action Award” for Innovation presented by the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre on May 27, 2013 at the Annual John K. Friesen Conference. This is a pilot program that started in July 2008, and operates in partnership between Family...
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Family Services presents at Korean Geriatric Conference

Family Services of Greater Vancouver’s Lisa Whittaker (VP - Counselling, Community Education, Trauma & Victim Services)  and Heather Whiteford (Manager – Victim Services)  recently returned from South Korea where they presented “Boomers Matter:  Addressing the Needs of Aging Baby Boomers” at the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. The presentation focused on the initial...
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