Community Compass June 2024

Are you searching for exciting and enriching activities to fill your calendar in the Lower Mainland? Look no further! We’re thrilled to introduce our monthly blog post highlighting a curated selection of engaging events and activities in our community. 

Learn about neuroaffirming activities designed to promote well-being and inclusivity, as well as visits to Science World, festivals, live events, workshops, webinars, and more!  

Stay connected as we share a wealth of opportunities every month, and remember to follow us on social media for additional updates and inspiration! Facebook, Instagram, X, LinkedIn, YouTube.

ADHD & the Disability Tax Credit: All you need to know

Topics Covered:
– Review the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)
– Discuss how ADHD may qualify
– Review how to apply for the DTC
– Answer your questions

Speaker: Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, Medical Director, Adult ADHD Centre
Cost: Complimentary

Date: Monday, June 10th, 2024.
Time: 4 pm-4:45 pm PT, 7:00 pm- 7:45 pm ET
Register Here (if full, email to register)

Celebrate National Indigenous History Month!

Join Renfrew Park Community Centre for a captivating morning of storytelling and celebration!  

They will be honouring National Indigenous History Month at Renfrew Park Community Centre with Kung Jaadee, a renowned Indigenous storyteller and author. 

Open to all on June 12, 2024, from 9:30am to 11:30am. Stay for bannock and jam after the presentation! 

Rolling With ADHD: Resources for Parents, Teachers and Teens

Rolling with ADHD is an eight-module series that covers practical tools and strategies for caregivers of children with ADHD. This series has been adapted from the long-standing in-person program at BC Children’s Hospital, and includes what research shows really works for kids and families living with ADHD.

The Path Forward

A step in the VSO’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation is The Path Forward, curated by the VSO Indigenous Council with performances by the VSO in collaboration with Indigenous artists and musicians from the Coast Salish Territory of the Musqueam; Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. A special concert celebration aligning with and honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day.

13 Jun 2024 — Thu 5:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre

Host – Geena Jackson

5pm – Family Zone & Food Truck
7pm – Free Concert: VSO & members of the VSO Indigenous Council, with special guest performance by Tla’amin Nation.
8:15pm – Fashion Show: Designer Pam Baker, DJ O Show.

This is a free community event and no ticket is required. Please arrive early to enjoy the family zone, food truck, and for best seating.

BGC South Coast BC – 3rd Annual Youth Pride BBQ

Join BGC for their 3rd Annual Youth Pride BBQ! There will be a BBQ, sundae bar, arts, and crafts, affirming stations and entertainment!

The event is for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and allies ages 13-24!

Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: From 2-6pm
Location: Odyssey II
Address: 2875 St George St