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March 23 , 2020
To Our Community:

These are exceedingly challenging times for all of us. Both at work and at home. As we strive to cope with confusing messages and uncertain times, I encourage you to think carefully about how you respond to a continuously changing environment and avoid reacting to a range of mixed messages and rumours. I know it is difficult. Let me share with you my approach. 

Firstly, be Calm
Be confident in your ability - and our agency's ability - to respond and sustain itself in difficult times. Ensure that you make time for appropriate rest and activities to help reduce the stress I know you are feeling. Remember to find time for the things in life that bring you joy - whether that is listening to music, talking to your friends, or putting down your phone and going for a walk in the spring air.  

Secondly, Communicate
Communicate more rather than less with each other. Allow more time to listen. Be assured that our Executive Team and I are meeting daily to ensure good cross-communication and to provide our staff, volunteers, clients and community with the most up-to-date information we have on a timely basis. 

Thirdly, be a source of Comfort
We need to be a source of encouragement, patience, reason and understanding for our colleagues, clients and loved ones. Be willing and open to accept comforting messages of support from others during these difficult times. Offer the same in return. Refer to the factual and reliable information recommended by our public health authorities. 

There are many things I don't know about COVID-19 and the impact it will have on our lives, but I do know that if we approach this crisis keeping these three strategies in mind - Calm, Communicate and Comfort - we will get through this all the better - for our sake and the sake of our loved ones, our clients and our community. 


David Young 
Chief Executive Officer

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Volunteer with us.

Until April 1st, many of our volunteer-based programs are suspended or operating day-by-day until we are provided with updates by our governing bodies or community partners. Volunteer-based programs that continue to operate are being supported by redeployed SOURCES staff. As such, we are evaluating regularly how volunteers can support our community.

If you are interested in volunteering with SOURCES, please email us at volunteerservices@sourcesbc.ca. Our Volunteer Services office will contact you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We need your help.

Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank and   Sources Langley Food Bank are maintaining regular distribution days and hours - but we are in need of these items to provide to vulnerable community members:
  • Rice
  • Oats
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Tuna
  • Other Shelf Stable Proteins
  • Fresh and Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Powdered Milk
  • Sandwich-sized ziplock bags
  • Size 5 and 6 Diapers
Thank you for thinking of us and giving if you can!
We are here to help.

Counselling Services including our DiscoverY free counselling for young people aged 15-25 will continue to be provided through phone or video sessions. 

To schedule an appointment with a counsellor, please contact us at counsellingservices@sourcesbc.ca or 604-538-2522. 

Donations to support the sustainability of DiscoverY would be gratefully accepted. Give Now

Have a question or comment about this newsletter? 
Contact Tiffany Poon, Manager of Charitable Partnerships/Communications
email  tkwong@sourcesbc.ca  |  phone   604-542-7593