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April 1 , 2020
To Our Community:

Two weeks have passed since we decided to suspend in-person services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our team of staff and volunteers have been working hard to continue our social wellness programs, which were deemed by the Province on March 26 to be essential. The Province defines essential services as "the services British Columbians rely on in their daily lives [that are] essential to preserving life, health, public safety, and basic societal functioning." In addition, the recommendation by the Province and the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) is that essential services "should and are encouraged to remain open [and] must follow the orders and guidance provided by the PHO to ensure safe operations and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19."

We take this very seriously. With this designation, we feel more confident and supported to continue to do everything we can to support the most vulnerable people in our communities.

You have helped us do that. Some of you have reached out with offers to volunteer. Others have donated money, food and other items that our clients need. Your caring and compassion during this difficult time encourages all of us. I have been asked by various people what is the best way to support us right now, and I would encourage you to make a direct donation to our programs which are continuing to provide service. This way, we will be able to respond quickly to the greatest needs as they arise. The easiest way to donate is online: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/23761

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 virus, we have followed the expert advice from our PHO and local health authorities, and our programs have implemented further measures to prevent possible spread. We are regularly reviewing the modifications we have made to ensure we are fulfilling our mission while maintaining the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, clients and community.

For the foreseeable future, we will continue to operate our programs with modified service delivery, and will let community know - through our website and social media - as and if things change.

Our executive team continues to meet daily to evaluate the evolving situation and coordinate how we can best support our community. Now more than ever, we need each other. Despite social distancing, we need to keep promoting social wellness.

Take care and stay well.

David Young 
Chief Executive Officer

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As part of our efforts to maintain the well-being of our clients who are isolated in their homes due to illness, injury or disability during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to operate SOURCES' Shop by Phone program every 2 weeks.

As of April 1, we will be accepting NEW clients who live in South Surrey and White Rock ONLY.  Please call 604-542-4357 for more information.

As part of our efforts to fight COVID-19 and maintain the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, clients and community, we will be suspending SOURCES' Income Tax Clinics until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Please note that the Canada Revenue Agency has extended the 2019 filing deadline to June 1st, 2020. 

For more information, please click here.


The Sources Rent Bank is now available to assist residents of Langley, in addition to Surrey, White Rock and Delta!  Eligible individuals and families may apply for a one-time crisis loan to prevent homelessness. 


Sources Rent Bank is funded by the Greater Vancouver Community Assistance Foundation through BC Rent Bank, and by donations through the Coldest Night of the Year (White Rock) fundraiser.
To our donors: 

Thank you for supporting us at this difficult time and for your thoughtful messages.

SOURCES staff at programs with reduced service due to the COVID-19 pandemic are helping out at other programs including our Food Banks!

As an essential service, we will keep our doors open for as long as we can - and our team will continue to serve vulnerable people in our community with everything that we've got.

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