2023 • Fall


National Seniors Day October 1st Gift!

Coast Capital generously renewed its funding for rapid access, barrier-free temporary housing for older adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in 4 regions: Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Kelowna, and Vancouver Island. SSSBC cannot thank you enough for your support!

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SHINE: Learning and Glowing

SHINE partner navigators and their supervisors come together every third Tuesday of the month for a collaborative learning session, providing a platform for growth and shared expertise.

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Grab & Go

Emergency Kit Making 

SSSBC organized a Grab & Go Emergency Kit-Making event for the residents of Ross Tower in collaboration with the City of New Westminster.

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2023 Annual Report

On September 12th, SSSBC hosted its Annual General Meeting. We are pleased to present the 2023 Annual Report highlighting the accomplishments of SSSBC in FY2023!

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Seniors of Distinction Awards Winner:

Marg McKee!

Marg McKee, a former board member, received the Outstanding Leadership Award at the 2023 Agecare Seniors of Distinction Awards in recognition of her lifelong dedication to serving and leading others. Congrats, Marg!

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Elana’s Housing Journey: Positivity and Success

In the face of housing challenges, Elana's infectious positivity shone through, bringing treats to each THP appointment.

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Seniors Integrated Services Program Toolkit

SSSBC, with a generous contribution from Prospera Credit Union, created a comprehensive “Toolkit” for implementing the Seniors Integrated Services Program aimed at addressing housing insecurity and improving the well-being of disadvantaged seniors in Metro Vancouver.

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Santa For Seniors 2023!

Santa for Seniors year-end Annual Fund returns for the holiday season! Purchase gifts, meals, temporary housing necessities, groceries and medicines to help an older adult through the winter and donate funds to ensure low-income, isolated, and lonely seniors receive gifts this holiday season.

Early donations start today!

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Fridays with Seniors 2023 Series II

Tune in to NEW episodes of Fridays with Seniors, featuring Peter Legge.

Episode 14: Choose to Move

Episode 15: Seniors and Mental Health

Episode 16: Ageism

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Age is Just a Number Success!

Our deepest gratitude to everyone who supported "Age is Just a Number." In celebration of National Seniors Day, SSSBC came together with friends, volunteers, partners, and stakeholders to celebrate the unique work we do in helping vulnerable older adults overcome isolation and homelessness.

In total, we raised $30,000 for vulnerable seniors! Thank you for your support and for making a difference in their lives.

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Carolina Ibarra

Carolina Ibarra, CEO of Pacifica Housing, joined the SSSBC Board of Directors in September 2023. Carolina brings extensive experience from her previous role as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Brightside Community Homes Foundation in Vancouver. During her tenure there, she led a community development initiative focused on improving housing stability through strategic partnerships. She also spearheaded efforts to double the organization's affordable housing offerings over the next decade.

Dal Sahota

Dal Sahota became a member of the SSSBC Board in August 2023. With an impressive 25 years of experience in construction and land development, he has most recently served as the Managing Director of StoneCreek LLC, specializing in wood-frame apartment construction. Dal is widely acknowledged as a senior leader and consultant in prefab construction. While he has contributed to numerous private condominium projects, his true passion lies in making affordable housing a reality. "Everyone deserves a safe, comfortable place to call home."

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