Community Compass May 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. 

TouchScapes: A First-of-Its-Kind 3D Art Experience in Western Canada

“TouchScapes” is an art exhibition crafted to cater to individuals with visual impairments and sensory needs, marking a significant milestone in Western Canada’s art scene. Featuring innovative 3D art pieces, including works by renowned artists like Magritte, Picasso, O’Keeffe, Satuedatand Kandinsky, alongside contributions from the talented Vancouver-based artist Lily Bai, this event promises a unique experience that transcends traditional art appreciation. 

When: Saturday, May 4
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: 2762 Granville Street, Vancouver

For further details and updates, please visit

Monova – Sensory Friendly Sundays

A quieter, relaxed opening time for neurodivergent visitors of all ages. Sensory Friendly Sundays offer neurodivergent individuals, their families and caregivers the ability to visit the museum on the second Sunday of every month. Visitors will enjoy a calm, relaxed and safe atmosphere.

Who: All ages
When: May 12
Book your visit!

New Autism Diagnosis?

Are you a parent of a child with a recent autism diagnosis? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the information sent your way or have a hard time dealing with your emotions? Do you have questions for parents who have walked the path ahead of you or would like to meet with some who are new on this journey like yourself? FSI (Family Support Institute of BC) brings parents in this unique situation together for support, empathy, understanding, and some workable strategies. This will be a safe and confidential space for the families on a similar journey.

When: Monday, May 13  
Where: Online
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Social Impact Grant for Youth – Latincouver

Latincouver and The Canada Service Corps Program seek to engage youth in developing and delivering youth-led projects that address local and regional priorities, rebuild social connections, foster active community participation, and drive recovery in our local communities. 

The project aims to increase youth social participation by providing funding and training for service initiatives, fostering a more inclusive and resilient Canada.

The project hopes to encourage youth (aged 18-30) to become involved in community-based initiatives in Metro Vancouver. Grants of $4,500 will be awarded to successful applicants for the implementation of their plans. In addition, mentoring will be provided regarding project management and customer service fundamentals.