Collaborating Organizations

A partner organization within the Network, that shares responsibility for ensuring the Collective Impact plan objectives are achieved.
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is a registered non-profit organization that has been serving the community since 1987. PICS provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment, Settlement, Language Services, Social Programs and Housing Services. These services assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women and youth.

Mission

To promote harmony and intercultural understanding for the purpose of building a more inclusive and mutually respectful society.

Vision

To build a healthy and just society which values and respects all cultures.

PICS is a part of numerous seniors programming initiatives which help to support social, housing, health and employment needs. We have been successfully running our Better at Home and Active Aging programs which assist seniors with their day to day needs as well as provide community support to reduce social isolation. Our independent and assisted living facilities provide personalized support services and aim to enrich the lives of seniors through educational, recreational and social activities. PICS is proud to continue its involvement in initiatives which support seniors.

Sub-Project:

  • Seniors Engagement Through Technology (S.E.T.T)

To register for the project contact:

Name: Ankita Grewal

Email: ankita.grewal@pics.bc.ca

Phone Number: 604-596-7722 Ext. 313

PARAM ATWAL
PROJECT ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Providing administrative support to the SISSIP Network

Email: param.atwal@pics.bc.ca

NIMRITA BAINS

PROJECT MANAGER

Managing the Project and providing support to its Partners and Stakeholders

Email: nimrita.bains@pics.bc.ca

RAJ HUNDAL

DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES & PLANNING

Managing and overseeing employment programs
and Seniors programming delivered by PICS

Email: raj.hundal@pics.bc.ca

JOHN COWARD

PROJECT (SENIORS) CONSULTANT

John Coward Consulting

Develops program services for diverse population groups

Email: john.d.coward@gmail.com

Website: pics.bc.ca
Phone Number: 604-596-7722

Organization Summary

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is a registered non-profit organization that has been serving the community since 1987. PICS provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment, Settlement, Language Services, Social Programs and Housing Services. These services assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women and youth.

Mission

To promote harmony and intercultural understanding for the purpose of building a more inclusive and mutually respectful society.

Vision

To build a healthy and just society which values and respects all cultures.

Experience with Seniors

PICS is a part of numerous seniors programming initiatives which help to support social, housing, health and employment needs. We have been successfully running our Better at Home and Active Aging programs which assist seniors with their day to day needs as well as provide community support to reduce social isolation. Our independent and assisted living facilities provide personalized support services and aim to enrich the lives of seniors through educational, recreational and social activities. PICS is proud to continue its involvement in initiatives which support seniors.

Sub-Project(s)

Sub-Project:

  • Seniors Engagement Through Technology (S.E.T.T)

To register for the project contact:

Name: Ankita Grewal

Email: ankita.grewal@pics.bc.ca

Phone Number: 604-596-7722 Ext. 313

Team Leads

PARAM ATWAL
PROJECT ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Providing administrative support to the SISSIP Network

Email: param.atwal@pics.bc.ca

NIMRITA BAINS

PROJECT MANAGER

Managing the Project and providing support to its Partners and Stakeholders

Email: nimrita.bains@pics.bc.ca

RAJ HUNDAL

DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT SERVICES & PLANNING

Managing and overseeing employment programs
and Seniors programming delivered by PICS

Email: raj.hundal@pics.bc.ca

JOHN COWARD

PROJECT (SENIORS) CONSULTANT

John Coward Consulting

Develops program services for diverse population groups

Email: john.d.coward@gmail.com

Contact Info

Website: pics.bc.ca
Phone Number: 604-596-7722

City of Surrey

The City of Surrey is one of the fastest growing, culturally diverse cities in Canada. Our combination of entrepreneurial approach, big city resources and remarkable growth have given us opportunities to build an accessible and sustainable city, where people can live, visit, work and play.

The City of Surrey’s values guide the way we serve our residents, engage with our community and work with one another. Our values are: community, innovation, integrity and services.

The City of Surrey is leading the way in supporting healthy active aging through its Age-friendly Strategy for Seniors, a framework that ensures seniors, families and caregivers are supported through advocacy, policy, partnership and service delivery. The implementation and success of the Age Friendly Strategy is dependent on the collaboration of all of us working together in building and sustaining an age friendly city for seniors. The four key areas of focus:

  • Safety, Health and Wellness Transportation
  • Mobility
  • Home
  • Building and Outdoor Spaces

Sub-Project:

  • Connecting Generations

To join the program contact:

Name: Sahra-Lea Tosdevine-Tataryn

Email: SLTosdevine-Tatayrn@surrey.ca

Phone Number: 604-591-4186

Sahra-Lea Tosdevine-Tataryn

Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors Project Manager

Project Manager for the City of Surrey

Email: sltosdevine-tataryn@surrey.ca

Website: https://www.surrey.ca/default.aspx
Phone Number: 604-591-4011

Organization Summary

The City of Surrey is one of the fastest growing, culturally diverse cities in Canada. Our combination of entrepreneurial approach, big city resources and remarkable growth have given us opportunities to build an accessible and sustainable city, where people can live, visit, work and play.

The City of Surrey’s values guide the way we serve our residents, engage with our community and work with one another. Our values are: community, innovation, integrity and services.

Experience and Seniors

The City of Surrey is leading the way in supporting healthy active aging through its Age-friendly Strategy for Seniors, a framework that ensures seniors, families and caregivers are supported through advocacy, policy, partnership and service delivery. The implementation and success of the Age Friendly Strategy is dependent on the collaboration of all of us working together in building and sustaining an age friendly city for seniors. The four key areas of focus:

  • Safety, Health and Wellness Transportation
  • Mobility
  • Home
  • Building and Outdoor Spaces
Sub-Project(s)

Sub-Project:

  • Connecting Generations

To join the program contact:

Name: Sahra-Lea Tosdevine-Tataryn

Email: SLTosdevine-Tatayrn@surrey.ca

Phone Number: 604-591-4186

Team Leads

Sahra-Lea Tosdevine-Tataryn

Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors Project Manager

Project Manager for the City of Surrey

Email: sltosdevine-tataryn@surrey.ca

Contact Info

Website: https://www.surrey.ca/default.aspx
Phone Number: 604-591-4011

Seniors Come Share Society

For over 42 years Seniors Come Share Society has been dedicated to providing older adults and their families with the services, programs, and resources necessary to remain educated, engaged and most importantly empowered members of our community. We currently offer a variety of programs including three Day Program sites for older adults, Better at Home services in South Surrey/White Rock, Caregiver and Family Support, and a large variety of community support programs. We also provide volunteering opportunities to give back in a meaningful way to older adults in the community.

Mission
Seniors Come Share Society builds safe, inclusive, and nurturing communities for older adults.

Vision
To be the leading source that empowers older adults to thrive.

Seniors Come Share Society is a long-time mainstay of the community, providing both in-house programs and community support programs which reach widely across the City of Surrey. We run three Older Adult Day Programs where we are able to provide specialized care and activities for seniors and provide caretakers a day of respite. Seniors Come Share Society is the central intake for all Better at Home services in Surrey, and is the provider of Better at Home Services for South Surrey and White Rock. We are very actively engaged across the city, hosting multiple meal and social programs at community recreation centers. Seniors Come Share Society is also devoted to pioneering new, innovative models of engaging older adults, improving seniors’ isolation and mental health, and providing practical resources.

Sub-Project:

  • Seniors’ Centre Without Wall

To register for the program contact:

Name:
Edwin Chau

Email:
scww@comeshare.ca

Phone Number:
604-531-9400 ext.205

EDWIN CHAU

SENIORS’ CENTRE WITHOUT WALLS (SCWW) COORDINATOR

Program Coordinator

Email: edwin.chau@comeshare.ca

Website: https://www.comeshare.ca/
Phone Number: 604-531-9400

Organization Summary

For over 42 years Seniors Come Share Society has been dedicated to providing older adults and their families with the services, programs, and resources necessary to remain educated, engaged and most importantly empowered members of our community. We currently offer a variety of programs including three Day Program sites for older adults, Better at Home services in South Surrey/White Rock, Caregiver and Family Support, and a large variety of community support programs. We also provide volunteering opportunities to give back in a meaningful way to older adults in the community.

Mission
Seniors Come Share Society builds safe, inclusive, and nurturing communities for older adults.

Vision
To be the leading source that empowers older adults to thrive.

Experience with Seniors

Seniors Come Share Society is a long-time mainstay of the community, providing both in-house programs and community support programs which reach widely across the City of Surrey. We run three Older Adult Day Programs where we are able to provide specialized care and activities for seniors and provide caretakers a day of respite. Seniors Come Share Society is the central intake for all Better at Home services in Surrey, and is the provider of Better at Home Services for South Surrey and White Rock. We are very actively engaged across the city, hosting multiple meal and social programs at community recreation centers. Seniors Come Share Society is also devoted to pioneering new, innovative models of engaging older adults, improving seniors’ isolation and mental health, and providing practical resources.

Sub-Project(s)

Sub-Project:

  • Seniors’ Centre Without Wall

To register for the program contact:

Name:
Edwin Chau

Email:
scww@comeshare.ca

Phone Number:
604-531-9400 ext.205

Team Leads

EDWIN CHAU

SENIORS’ CENTRE WITHOUT WALLS (SCWW) COORDINATOR

Program Coordinator

Email: edwin.chau@comeshare.ca

Contact Info

Website: https://www.comeshare.ca/
Phone Number: 604-531-9400

Sources Community Resource Centres

SOURCES is an internationally- accredited, community-based, not-for-profit society that has served as a dependable source of help, encouragement and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George, Parksville and beyond for over 40 years.

Sources touches the lives of more than 40,000 people each year. We strive to create more vibrant and resilient communities by offering support to children, youth, families, person with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability and conflict.

Mission:

Social justice is the underlying principle which drives Sources and our belief in a strength-based approach to personal and community development.

Sources offers many services that help with supporting the social, mental, food security, transportation, employment, financial, and housing needs of seniors in our community. Through our Volunteer services we help seniors remain independent in their homes by helping them get access to healthy food choices through our Shop by Phone Program, our Volunteer Wheels program gets them to important medical appointments, the Volunteer Income Tax Programs gets them access to much needed income supports like GIS and the Volunteer Dental Clinic helps them keep up with their oral health. At Sources Newton Advocacy Centre, Seniors can get support for matters relating to federal income. Sources is excited to be a part of the SISSIP Network and looks forward to reducing social isolation amongst seniors in Surrey.

Sub-Project:

Sources Community Seniors Hub

To register for this project contact:

Name: Andrea Cox

Email: acox@sourcesbc.ca

Phone Number: 604-541- 5039

DENISE DARRELL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY SERVICES

Executive Director providing oversight to the project, including financial stewardship

Email: ddarrell@sourcesbc.ca

ANDREA COX

SENIORS & VOLUNTEER OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Sources Community Resources Society (SOURCES)

Sources Community Seniors Hub and Volunteer Services Coordinator

Website: https://www.sourcesbc.ca/
Phone Number: 604-541-5039

Organization Summary

SOURCES is an internationally- accredited, community-based, not-for-profit society that has served as a dependable source of help, encouragement and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George, Parksville and beyond for over 40 years.

Sources touches the lives of more than 40,000 people each year. We strive to create more vibrant and resilient communities by offering support to children, youth, families, person with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability and conflict.

Mission:

Social justice is the underlying principle which drives Sources and our belief in a strength-based approach to personal and community development.

Experience with Seniors

Sources offers many services that help with supporting the social, mental, food security, transportation, employment, financial, and housing needs of seniors in our community. Through our Volunteer services we help seniors remain independent in their homes by helping them get access to healthy food choices through our Shop by Phone Program, our Volunteer Wheels program gets them to important medical appointments, the Volunteer Income Tax Programs gets them access to much needed income supports like GIS and the Volunteer Dental Clinic helps them keep up with their oral health. At Sources Newton Advocacy Centre, Seniors can get support for matters relating to federal income. Sources is excited to be a part of the SISSIP Network and looks forward to reducing social isolation amongst seniors in Surrey.

Sub-Project(s)

Sub-Project:

Sources Community Seniors Hub

To register for this project contact:

Name: Andrea Cox

Email: acox@sourcesbc.ca

Phone Number: 604-541- 5039

Team Leads

DENISE DARRELL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY SERVICES

Executive Director providing oversight to the project, including financial stewardship

Email: ddarrell@sourcesbc.ca

ANDREA COX

SENIORS & VOLUNTEER OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Sources Community Resources Society (SOURCES)

Sources Community Seniors Hub and Volunteer Services Coordinator

Contact Info

Website: https://www.sourcesbc.ca/
Phone Number: 604-541-5039

Semiahmoo House Society

Semiahmoo House Society is a non-profit organization located in Surrey which exists to provide quality services and support to people with disabilities and their families in the community. Semiahmoo House Society believes that all people have the right to control their own lives through personal choices about relationships, jobs, living arrangements, spirituality, travelling, and recreational activities, and that all people have the right to give back to their communities through volunteering and helping others. Everyone is entitled to live a happy, full and meaningful life.

Semiahmoo House Society provides quality services and support to people with disabilities. Most services offered are available throughout adulthood. One service, Encore, is available for adults who are looking to connect with peers with similar interests and age. There is a mindful attention to a relaxed structure. This service was designed as a result of listening to what is important to people. Services at Semiahmoo House Society are Person-Centered. This ensures that people are listened to and included in decision-making in all areas at Semiahmoo House Society.

Sub-Project:

  • Surrey SHARES- Connecting communities through storytelling.

To register for the program contact:

Name(s):
Jessika Houston and Noel Bentley

Email(s):
gngcoach@gmail.com
noel.bentley@powerof3speaking.com

Phone Number(s):
604 900 2133 or 778 960 6635

JESSIKA HOUSTON

LIFE COACH AND PROGRAM FACILITATOR

Glitter N’ Grace Life Coaching

Coaching participants in Goal Setting, Action Planning, Working through limiting beliefs and preparing them to share their story on stage

Email: gngcoach@gmail.com

NOEL BENTLEY

SPEAKING COACH

Power of 3 Speaking

Coaching participants in storytelling and public speaking

Email: noel.bentley@shaw.ca

Jillian Glennie

Community Development Advisor

Providing support to program facilitators throughout the project.

Email: j.glennie@shsbc.ca

Website:: https://uniti4all.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/surreyshares
Instagram: www.instagram.com/surreyshares
Phone Number: 604-900-2133

Organization Summary

Semiahmoo House Society is a non-profit organization located in Surrey which exists to provide quality services and support to people with disabilities and their families in the community. Semiahmoo House Society believes that all people have the right to control their own lives through personal choices about relationships, jobs, living arrangements, spirituality, travelling, and recreational activities, and that all people have the right to give back to their communities through volunteering and helping others. Everyone is entitled to live a happy, full and meaningful life.

Experience with Seniors

Semiahmoo House Society provides quality services and support to people with disabilities. Most services offered are available throughout adulthood. One service, Encore, is available for adults who are looking to connect with peers with similar interests and age. There is a mindful attention to a relaxed structure. This service was designed as a result of listening to what is important to people. Services at Semiahmoo House Society are Person-Centered. This ensures that people are listened to and included in decision-making in all areas at Semiahmoo House Society.

Sub-Project(s)

Sub-Project:

  • Surrey SHARES- Connecting communities through storytelling.

To register for the program contact:

Name(s):
Jessika Houston and Noel Bentley

Email(s):
gngcoach@gmail.com
noel.bentley@powerof3speaking.com

Phone Number(s):
604 900 2133 or 778 960 6635

Team Leads

JESSIKA HOUSTON

LIFE COACH AND PROGRAM FACILITATOR

Glitter N’ Grace Life Coaching

Coaching participants in Goal Setting, Action Planning, Working through limiting beliefs and preparing them to share their story on stage

Email: gngcoach@gmail.com

NOEL BENTLEY

SPEAKING COACH

Power of 3 Speaking

Coaching participants in storytelling and public speaking

Email: noel.bentley@shaw.ca

Jillian Glennie

Community Development Advisor

Providing support to program facilitators throughout the project.

Email: j.glennie@shsbc.ca

Contact Info

Website:: https://uniti4all.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/surreyshares
Instagram: www.instagram.com/surreyshares
Phone Number: 604-900-2133

FRAFCA – Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Center Association

The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association is a non-profit organization that provides a diverse range of culturally safe and supportive services to Indigenous children, youth, families, adults and Elders residing in the Fraser Salish Region. As a Friendship Center, we work to strengthen connections to culture, community and wellness and work from a decolonizing perspective.  Our philosophy is to provide a culturally safe, collaborative wrap around model of care.

Vision

A community of strong, healthy, successful Indigenous people connected to each other and to their roots.

FRAFCA provides a wide range of services and supports to urban Indigenous people from 0 -99+. Elders are valued members of our community and we provide warp-around support to our vulnerable Elders to encourage holistic well-being and healing. We have a My Urban Elder program that connects Elders with families with young children to recreate traditional intergenerational connections, often lost due to colonization and displacement.

Sub-Project:

Promoting Inclusion for Indigenous Elders from all Nations in Surrey

To register for this program contact:

Name: Lisa Denton

Email: lisa.denton@frafca.org 

Phone Number: 604-789-3025

JESSICA PAN

SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR

FRAFCA Lead for the SISSIP Network

Website: www.frafca.org

Phone: 604-923-1166

Organization Summary

The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association is a non-profit organization that provides a diverse range of culturally safe and supportive services to Indigenous children, youth, families, adults and Elders residing in the Fraser Salish Region. As a Friendship Center, we work to strengthen connections to culture, community and wellness and work from a decolonizing perspective.  Our philosophy is to provide a culturally safe, collaborative wrap around model of care.

Vision

A community of strong, healthy, successful Indigenous people connected to each other and to their roots.

Experience with Seniors

FRAFCA provides a wide range of services and supports to urban Indigenous people from 0 -99+. Elders are valued members of our community and we provide warp-around support to our vulnerable Elders to encourage holistic well-being and healing. We have a My Urban Elder program that connects Elders with families with young children to recreate traditional intergenerational connections, often lost due to colonization and displacement.

Sub-Project(s)

Sub-Project:

Promoting Inclusion for Indigenous Elders from all Nations in Surrey

To register for this program contact:

Name: Lisa Denton

Email: lisa.denton@frafca.org 

Phone Number: 604-789-3025

Team Leads

JESSICA PAN

SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR

FRAFCA Lead for the SISSIP Network

Contact Info

Website: www.frafca.org

Phone: 604-923-1166

SRDC – The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) is a board-governed Canadian non-profit organization, with considerable experience undertaking high-quality research and support to evidence-based decision making with respect to government programs and policy design. Our findings have helped governments, agencies, and foundations with evidence-informed insight, planning, and decision-making. Over the years, we have built a base of knowledge and experience in social policy about what works and does not work, with the belief that credible, well-communicated evidence can make a difference in policy development and program practice.

At SRDC we have an in-depth understanding of how systemic, structural, and social forces create barriers for seniors, and also how an intersectional, positive approach can identify sources of strength and resilience, and how to capture these in evaluation.  For the SISSIP Network evaluation, SRDC is using a Collective Impact Framework. To date, SRDC has conducted a number of evaluations using a Collective Impact Framework including a developmental evaluation assessing the extent to which five diverse projects collaborated effectively on a common vision, data collection to measure progress, mutually reinforcing activities, and communication, on a project aiming to help seniors age at home.

Sub-Project:

N/A

Website: http://www.srdc.org/
Phone Number: 604-601-4070

Organization Summary

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) is a board-governed Canadian non-profit organization, with considerable experience undertaking high-quality research and support to evidence-based decision making with respect to government programs and policy design. Our findings have helped governments, agencies, and foundations with evidence-informed insight, planning, and decision-making. Over the years, we have built a base of knowledge and experience in social policy about what works and does not work, with the belief that credible, well-communicated evidence can make a difference in policy development and program practice.

Experience with Seniors

At SRDC we have an in-depth understanding of how systemic, structural, and social forces create barriers for seniors, and also how an intersectional, positive approach can identify sources of strength and resilience, and how to capture these in evaluation.  For the SISSIP Network evaluation, SRDC is using a Collective Impact Framework. To date, SRDC has conducted a number of evaluations using a Collective Impact Framework including a developmental evaluation assessing the extent to which five diverse projects collaborated effectively on a common vision, data collection to measure progress, mutually reinforcing activities, and communication, on a project aiming to help seniors age at home.

Sub-Project

Sub-Project:

N/A

Contact Info

Website: http://www.srdc.org/
Phone Number: 604-601-4070

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Organizations that provide support to the project by assisting in the development of neighbourhood based seniors support networks, providing senior referrals as well as supporting various pilot social inclusion initiatives including addressing systemic barriers.

City of Surrey – Parks, Recreation and Culture Department