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Oct. 9-15, 2016:
Homelessness Action Week
Oct. 14, 2016:
11th Annual Homelessness Awareness March
Oct. 21, 2016:
Rock That Interview! Skills Workshop for Teens
Oct. 24-31, 2016:
"The Haunted Graveyard" Display supporting Sources Langley Food Bank
Feb. 25, 2017:
Coldest Night of the Year
MORE INFO COMING SOON
Apr. 22, 2017:
22nd Annual Fundraising Gala
MORE INFO COMING SOON
11th Annual
Homelessness Awareness March
Homelessness Awareness March
On Friday October 14 we will march again to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in Surrey.

Organized by Sources Advocacy Programs, the march will take place at our Newton Resource Centre (#102 - 13771 72nd Avenue, Surrey) from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Light lunch provided. 

Guest speakers include local artist-activist Cora Li-Leger, Sources CEO David Young and Advocacy Programs Manager Soraya VanBuskirk. 

We hope you will join us to take a stand against homelessness in our community!  More Info
Annual General Meetings
Sources 2016 Annual General Meetings Photo Album
Sources Community Resources Society and Sources Foundation held their AGMs on Sept. 13. We said "thank you" and "good bye" to some board members and welcomed new ones on board. More Info

We are pleased to share with you our Annual Reports for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. We hope you enjoy the read!

Sources Society Annual Report 2015-2016

Sources Foundation Annual Report 2015-2016
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October 7, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving from Sources
As the weather turns cooler and the leaves change colour, we naturally reminisce. Thanksgiving urges us to to think about all we are thankful for. At Sources, we are thankful every day for our hardworking staff, our dedicated volunteers, and the generous support from our community for the work we do.

One heartwarming example is the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Last month, thousands of volunteers visited neighbourhoods across B.C. to collect donations for local food banks. More than 19,000 lbs. of food was collected for Sources Langley Food Bank - that is more than triple the amount collected the previous year. The Langley Times wrote a great editorial about it: read it here. Sources South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank received close to 7,000 lbs. of food. The Peace Arch News wrote about it: read it here. These generous donations will go a long way to feed over 1,200 low-income families who come to us for help each week. Because of your giving, we can put nutritious food on their tables this Thanksgiving. Thank you!
October is Community Inclusion Month October is Community Inclusion Month
Throughout October, communities across B.C. are promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity, and bringing awareness to the strengths and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. Below, we share some good news at Sources Life Skills Centre:

The Look At Me Project, a partnership between Samsung Canada and Autism Speaks Canada, donated 500 tablets to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and organizations supporting those living with autism.

Sources Community Living Services was fortunate to receive two tablets that are being used at our Life Skills Centre!  Our clients are benefiting from the installed Look At Me app, which is designed to enhance skills such as eye contact and facial recognition. Learn more about our Community Inclusion programs.
Know Thyself as Soul Foundation Volunteers
Community Living Services
Volunteer Painting Project beautifies Life Skills Centre
"Volunteerism is a word we often hear in our daily lives," writes Life Skills Centre Manager Michael Kalmuk.  "I was exposed to a group of people who literally redefined what I thought I already knew about 'serving the needs of people in the community.'" Read More
Michael Watt with Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall
Child, Family & Counselling Services
New Prince George office
Our Prince George Resource Centre held an Open House for clients, community agencies and professionals at our new location at 1596 3rd Avenue on September 22. CKPG News came out and featured our centre on their noon and 5 p.m. broadcasts.  Watch Now
Ask An Advocate website Employment & Community Services
'Ask An Advocate' Website
Have you visited our new Advocacy website? www.AskAnAdvocate.ca contains short tutorial videos on income assistance, residential tenancy, disability benefits and more. This project is possible thanks to Fraser Health, Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation, and SFU Co-op student Stuart Lord.  Visit Website
Sources Langley Food Bank
Women, Seniors &  Community Services
Sources Langley Food Bank searches for larger space
Our Langley Food Bank is currently located in the basement of the United Church at 5673 200th St. A new space would "...need to be on a bus route or close to, because a lot of our clients don't drive," said Denise Darrell to the Langley Advance.   Read More
 
Ride for Refuge Team 2016
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ 2016
Reflections from White Rock Fire Victims
Ride for Refuge fundraiser for the food bank
Annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ 2016
Video: Reflections from White Rock Fire Victims
A dozen riders biked 25km around Fort Langley on October 1 in the Ride for Refuge fundraiser, raising over $2,100 for Sources Langley Food Bank.
On August 18 we celebrated our more than 300 volunteers who give their time, energy and talents to serve our community throughout the year. Thank you!
The residents who lost their homes in the May 15 Ocean Ridge fire wrote quotes of gratitude to thank the community for supporting them in their time of need.
Sources  touches the lives of nearly 30,000 people in Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley and Northern B.C. every year. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you informed about how you are helping to create social wellness in your community.
Have a question or comment about this newsletter? 
Contact Tiffany Kwong, SOURCES Communications Coordinator
email tkwong@sourcesbc.ca | phone 604-542-7593