bc211 connects people with the help they need


bc211 is working in partnership with United Way of Northern BC to create a free online directory of community, social, and government services.


Is your agency already listed? check out Some agencies in northern BC may already be listed but need to be updated with more current information, or may only have information about a few specialized programs and be missing the full range of services.


To add or update your information, please complete the attached form and email I’ll work with you to add all programs that fit our criteria and to make sure we have all the important details.


Help us to build a searchable directory of free and low-cost services in all of BC, including:

  • Basic human needs such as housing, food banks, shelters, clothing depots
  • Services for children, youth, and families
  • Mental health and addiction services
  • Assistance for people with disabilities, seniors, and newcomers to Canada
  • Employment support


Questions? Please feel free to contact me.


Thank you for helping us expand our website to include comprehensive information about community resources in northern BC!




Kaitlin Warren

Resources and Publications Specialist

T: 604-708-4059, 1-855-211-4244 Local 4059 | |

Good afternoon,


Please share with communities and other organizations that you think may be interested.

PLAY Application Guide 201718 (1)

Julie Foster

Family & Youth Program Facilitator

North East Native Advancing Society

10328-101 Ave, Fort St. John

250 785-0887 ext. 2220



The Invasive Species Council of BC is please to offer a Pesticide Applicators Certification course in Dawson Creek from May 23rd to 26th. For more information please see attached poster, feel free to post in your office as well.

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Jake Archie | 250-305-1003 | Workdays: Mon – Fri

The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a tax-free monthly payment for eligible families.

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Subject: INAC Education Survey
Importance: High

Hello everyone:

Below is a link to an INAC, Education Survey…I know we all love survey’s!! 😃

“The federal government has made some promises towards First Nations education, and if the communities do not provide their input, then it will likely remain status-quo or policies/programs will be implemented that do not reflect the varying needs of each community.

Some may not want to do the survey if they don’t have kids or if there is no band school, but this is a great opportunity for everyone to be involved in shaping education strategies that reflect the interests and ideas of all community members. Some points covered include elder involvement in the classroom, traditional knowledge, teachers who are culturally aware, access to sports, etc.”

If you would like to have paper copies there is a number you can call to request, and the results of the survey will be posted on the website later on.  Please share with your contacts, and let’s all be a voice.

Penny St. Pierre

Navigator Initiative

New Relationship Trust

Cell: 250-793-2396

Marianne Bloudoff, Population Health are currently looking for volunteers to help with data collection in the FSJ stores. They are looking for volunteers who have: an interest in food and/or food security work, attention to detail, and accuracy when collecting data. The work involves going to selected grocery stores in communities across the Northern Health Region and recording prices of specific food items.
connect directly with me. Let Marianne know if you have any questions. Thanks!

P: 250-565-5720
F: 250-612-0810

Food Costing 2017

Every two years PHSA conducts province-wide Food Costing in partnership with the regional health authorities and volunteer food costers. The Food Costing Report generated as a result of this work provides an important tool that measures how much it costs to eat a healthy diet in different regions across BC, monitoring the cost of 67 food items for a family of four. You can review the 2015 report here:
New this year, we have the opportunity to collect more local level data for 3 Local Health Areas (LHA) in the Northern Health region. One of the LHAs we have selected is Peace River North (, which includes the communities of Fort St John, Taylor, and Hudson’s Hope (among others). This local level data will not be included in the main report, but will be made available to Northern Health to share with local community groups such as yours.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with data collection in the stores. We are looking for volunteers who have: an interest in food and/or food security work, attention to detail, and accuracy when collecting data. The work involves going to selected grocery stores in communities across the Northern Health Region and recording prices of specific food items.

All volunteers will need to be trained to collect the data by attending one of two live webinar training sessions in mid-May (May 10th or 18th ) or by viewing the webinar recording prior to commencing data collection. Food costing will be conducted between May 23rd and June 5th and will take approximately 1-2 hours per store to complete. Volunteers may choose to work in pairs or alone.

To volunteer, please contact the Marianne Bloudoff, the Food Costing Lead For Northern Health, at

Subject: Home Share Opportunity

I’m hoping that you can help me spread the word about home share opportunities.  Home share is where a person or family contracts with our agency and welcomes someone with a disability into their home.  This opportunity allows you to earn an income from home and make a positive difference in someone’s life….and your family.  Our agency is having difficulty recruiting home share contractors and I’m hoping that you would consider forwarding this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested, or may know of someone in their social circle who may be interested.  Currently, we are at full capacity in our residences, including using our respite beds for people who are waiting for the right home share match.   This leaves us unable to respond to crisis in our community.


I’ve attached some information about Home Share and  information about the individuals who are waiting for the right home share match.


Thank you in advance for sharing this with your social networks, it’s appreciated.

Homeshare Ad


Cindy Mohr

Executive Director

Fort St John Association for Community Living

Phone:  (250) 787-9262, ext 222

Cell:  (250) 261-4625








































































































Give. Volunteer. Act.

Are you an agency, a not for profit organization or funded by United Way in Northern BC that needs extra volunteer help to start or complete a local project? Maybe it’s a special event that requires a little more people power than usual. We are seeking projects for the upcoming spring and throughout the summer, perhaps a Christmas Day of Caring.

A UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING IS FOR YOU (see attached details and Form)

A Day of Caring is…

Day of Caring is a United Way initiative that mobilizes volunteers, local business, corporations and organizations to collaborate and complete hands‐on projects for our local not for profit organizations within Northern BC. Teams take part and work together on projects such as:

  •             Painting rooms in an organizations space and/or assisting with cleanup of an organization’s space.
  •             Small scale projects such as: building a shed or fence, shelves, repairing a playground, etc.
  •             Landscaping, gardening and general clean up.
  • Food, clothes and Hygiene Kit Drives


WHEN do projects take place?

The Day of Caring initiative occurs on an ongoing basis throughout the year; organizations and agencies may apply at any time during a calendar year.

WHERE do projects take place?

Day of Caring will be held throughout the region at a number of different not for‐profit agencies and organizations.

WHY is the initiative important?

Day of Caring demonstrates that volunteer efforts, big or small, are vital to the well‐being of a community and that by working together, people can address some of the urgent needs of local not‐for profit agencies and organizations.

Day of Caring provides many local organizations with much‐needed volunteer assistance.

Day of Caring provides many people with the opportunity to be involved in a rewarding, community driven hands‐on volunteer experience.

Day of Caring provides staff of businesses and corporations with the opportunity to get together as a team and participate in a worthy cause.

Day of Caring is an opportunity for people to come together and work to build a supportive, healthier community for everyone.


Questions? Contact

Niki Hedges
Community Development & Campaign Officer (NE)

2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey


From January to June of 2017 Statistics Canada will conduct the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. This survey will collect information from First Nations people living off-reserve, Métis, and Inuit, aged 15 and over across Canada. Questions will focus on key topics such as employment, skills and training, education, health, and cultural practices.

With this information, Aboriginal organizations, communities, service providers, researchers  and governments will be able to provide appropriate programs and services across the country—for you, your family, and your community.


Your answers are confidential. The Statistics Act protects respondents’ information. This information cannot be disclosed without the respondents’ consent or as authorized by the Statistics Act.


Statistics Canada is also working with various National Aboriginal organizations to get the message out about the survey, so you may see promotional material posted around friendship centres, community organizations and on various websites.


Please find attached a brochure and poster that provide information about the survey.  Both documents are in PDF format and can be printed or circulated electronically.  If you would like hard copies of either of these documents (English and French) please do not hesitate to contact us and we can have some mailed to you.   2017aps-poster


Thank you for your support.




Desiree Ng
Advisor, Aboriginal Liaison Program

Good Morning,
Please find information below regarding TransCanada’s newly launched Scholarship Program. We would love to see applicants from your community and appreciate any assistance to build awareness about this opportunity among educators and students.
TransCanada is a leading North American energy company that takes pride in supporting the communities where we do business and helping to build the future workforce. We are currently seeking applicants for our new TransCanada Empower Communities Scholarships program. TransCanada will be accepting applications annually from January 15 to April 15.
The program offers three post-secondary scholarships to students who live in communities across Canada and the U.S.:
• TransCanada Trades Scholarship – Up to 150 awards worth $1,000 each offered to students pursuing a career in trades relevant to the energy industry
• TransCanada Indigenous Legacy Scholarship – Up to 50 awards worth $5,000 each offered to First Nations, Métis, Inuit or Native American students pursuing any post-secondary education
• TransCanada Community Leaders Scholarship – Up to 100 awards worth $1,000 each offered to students pursuing any post-secondary education who demonstrate a strong commitment to their communities through volunteer work, community participation, leadership or other activities
Students can visit to learn more about the program and apply for scholarships.
Thank you, and please feel free to forward this email to any students who may be eligible and interested.
Rebecca McElhoes
Manager, Community Relations


Good Afternoon everyone,


Please find the attached posters of upcoming events at DRFN.  If you could please post and forward along to anyone whom may be interested in attending.  nhl-reggie-leach-drfn-march-24   gospel-music-drfn-mar-19


Thank you,


Alison Manitowabi


BC Non-Profit Housing Association |

Do you want to learn more about affordable housing issues affecting your region? This year’s RENT events will have education sessions more specific to your region’s local issues, as well as more networking and advocacy opportunities.  Save the Date: 2017 RENTs

  • Vancouver Island RENT – Parksville – April 6
  • Lower Mainland RENT – Coquitlam – April 20
  • Northern BC RENT – Fort St. John – June 15
  • Interior BC RENT – Vernon – September 21

Lynda Dragan

Executive Assistant to

Kishone Roy, CEO


BC Non-Profit Housing Association

ADDRESS 220–1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC  V5L 3Y3

TEL 604.291.2600 Ext: 2165  FAX 604.291.2636

My  direct line is :  778 945-2165   TOLL-FREE (BC) 1.800.494.8859



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For BCNPHA’s free online news bulletin which features upcoming educational events and news updates. Sign up at


Are you a Member?

Find out how your organization can become a member of BCNPHA here.

Are you considering building or redeveloping affordable housing in your community? If so, then Ready, Set, Build! (RSB!) is for you. RSB! is an online community of practice-driven course, with a one day, face-to-face session being held the day after our RENT events. Registration for our RENTs and RSB! open in February, so watch details on the website!



About the web development –

Training registration form –


Lauren Kelly

Manager, Communications and Engagement

Hello Everyone Pls forward as you see fit

I would like to share important information with you about the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), and provide you with Service Canada contacts in BC who are available to support your communities in taking advantage of this benefit.

Your assistance in sharing information about the CCB widely with your networks and clients would be greatly appreciated.

The Government of Canada introduced the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) to replace previous child benefits, including the Universal Child Care Benefit, the Canada Child Tax Benefit and the National Child Benefit Supplement. The CCB is a tax-free monthly payment for eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age.

Benefits are paid over a 12 month period from July of one year to June of the next year. A family could receive up to $6,400 per year for each child under the age of 6 and $5,400 for each child aged 6 to 17. In order to apply for the Canada Child Benefit, you will need to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and file an income tax and benefit return.

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Good Day,

We are pleased to send you (attached) the Canada Disability Savings Program (CDSP) newsletter. This newsletter is sent to stakeholders and partners of the CDSP so that organizations working across Canada to help people with disabilities and their families are informed about the RDSP.

In this edition of the newsletter, you will find information about our upcoming RDSP WebEx information session, as well as other information related to the RDSP.

Your feedback is welcome. In addition, as our mandate includes increasing awareness of the RDSP across Canada, we would like to learn more about community events or conferences in your regions where the RDSP could be promoted.  You can write back to us at


The RDSP Outreach Team

Employment and Social Development Canada

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2016-2017 HIIFNIY Application Guide

New Relationship Trust Announces Governance Capacity 2016

 The 2017 BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) launched it’s new website: CHECK IT OUT!