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2019 Information & Networking Breakfast Details

May 28, 2019 - Seniors’ Resources in chilliwack

Karen Stanton, Manager of Long-Range Planning, City of Chilliwack
Housing Needs for Aging Adults Study

Kelly Velonis, Executive Director, Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society
Seniors’ Resources in Chilliwack

Catia Leonard, Meals On Wheels Coordinator, Chilliwack Community Services
Seniors’ Programming at CCS

Anne Jones, Manager of Clinical Operations, and Nola Crocker, Client Service Assistant, Chilliwack Home Health, Fraser Health
Community and Primary Care

Laura Clarke, Geriatric Nurse Clinician, Fraser Health
Specialized Seniors’ Clinic and Elder-friendly ER

Devirani Naidoo, Regional Mentor Fraser Valley East, BC Association of Community Response Networks
Stopping Older Adult Abuse, Neglect and Self-Neglect ….Together

Randy Goossen, Advanced Care Planner Social Worker, and Navjot Prihar, Advance Care Planning Nurse Clinician, Fraser Health
Advanced Care Planning

Connie Stam, Coordinator, Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society
Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society

Bonnie Dunn, NetCare Coordinator, or Jocelyne Wong, Manager, NetCare, Fraser Health
NETCARE – Day Program for Older Adults

Charlie Lenz, Director, Chilliwack Seniors’ Peer Counsellors
Chilliwack Seniors’ Peer Counsellors

february 26, 2019 - Poverty Reduction and Food Security in Chilliwack

Heather Anderson, Public Health Dietician, Fraser Health
Household Food Insecurity and Poverty Reduction

Jane Ullyot, Program Lead, Chilliwack School District
Starfish Back Pack Program

Don Armstrong, Food Bank Manager, Salvation Army Chilliwack
Food Bank / Food Mesh / Basics for Babies

Diane Braun, MOW Coordinator, Chilliwack Community Services
Meals on Wheels

Cindy Waters, Executive Director, Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society
Chilliwack Bowls of Hope

Cindy Waters and Lorraine Banks, Founders, The Nickel & Bean Community Project Society
The Nickel & Bean Community Project Society

Brittany Ekelund, Planning Assistant, District of Hope and Jennifer Hawkins, Community Health Specialist, Fraser Health
Hope Food Collective

Kathleen Robinson, Executive Director, Valley Farm and Food Collective
Valley Farm and Food Collective

2018 Information & Networking Breakfast Details

November 27, 2018 - Housing in Chilliwack: Updates and Outcomes of Collaboration and the Homelessness Action Plan

Panel Presentations:
Mike Sikora, City of Chilliwack
Connie Pauwels, Fraser Health
Laura Caron, Rain City Housing and Support Society
Janice Silver, Mamele'awt Queesome and To'o Housing Society (MQHS)
John Gray, Ruth and Naom’s Mission
Tim Bohr, Salvation Army
Barry Moore, Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) 
Graham McMahon, Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) 
Diane Janzen, Chilliwack Community Services
Maren Kroeker, Cyrus Centre Chilliwack
Patti MacAhonic, Ann Davis Transition Society

OCTOBER 23, 2018 - Primary Care Networks: Re-visioning Health Care in the Fraser Valley

Petra Pardy, Fraser Health
Cheryl Beach, Fraser Health
Dr. Scott Markley, Chilliwack Division of Family Practice
Community Based System for Health / Primary Care Network - Service Planning / presentation and dialogue

june 26 2018 - Métis Culture and History

Brodie Douglas, Historian, Métis Nation British Columbia
Métis History, Culture and Perspective

Nikki Dionne, Program Coordinator, Métis Community Support Worker Program, Métis Nation British Columbia
The Community Support Worker Program

Paul Gauthier, President, Chilliwack Métis Association
The Chilliwack Métis Association

April 24 2018 - Supporting Each Other in Mental Wellness

Lise McAlpine, RPN, Chilliwack Mental Health, Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment Team & Group Therapy Services, Fraser Health
Mental Health in the Workplace

Monica Parker, Clinical Counsellor, Family Support Services Program, Chilliwack Mental Health
Family Support Services Program

Catherine Larnon-Trout, Fraser East Regional Educator, British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
Strengthening Families Together

The CHC Mental Health Guide Development Committee
The Elements of Mental Wellness

Mike Ayers, Clinical Director, Ann Davis Transition Society
What the research shows – The Effects of Technology on our Mental Wellness

February 27, 2018 - Community Approach to Poverty Reduction

Doris Marko, Supervisor Local Office/Outreach Services, Chilliwack and Hope Employment and Assistance Offices, Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction
BC’s new Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Kirsten Hargreaves, Manager of Social Development, District of Mission
Stone Soup / Circles of Support / Bridges out of Poverty / MAST

Shakira Miracle, Coordinator, Vibrant Abbotsford
Data Collection on Contributing Factors to Poverty in the Local Context; Living Wage Implementation and Advocacy

Angela Vermeer, Work BC Program Participant and UFV student
What’s working – story of a local experience

2017 Information & networking breakfast details

November 28, 2017 - Community Response to Emerging Drug Trends

Steve Esau, Director, Addiction Services, Pacific Community Resources Society
The Opioid Crisis – What’s coming in response

Jennifer Hawkins, Community Health Specialist, Fraser Health
Peer Engagement – Community Dinners

October 24, 2017 - working together: chilliwack housing achievements

Karen Stanton, City of Chilliwack
Chilliwack Homelessness Plan

Janice Silver, Chief Executive Officer, MQHS
Development of 80 new units

Bill Raddatz, Ruth and Naomi’s Mission
36 new family housing units

Tim Bohr, Salvation Army
Shelter Expansion

Jutta Wykpis, Pacific Community Resources Society
Housing Programs Expansion

Trevor Wiens, Cyrus Centre Chilliwack
Youth Emergency Weather Shelter and Warming Centre

Diane Janzen, Executive Director, Chilliwack Community Services
Youth / Seniors Housing Hub

may 30, 2017 - chc annual feedback forum

Presentation from Task Groups and Working Groups

Electronic Voting Questions


Questions for the Candidates
Answers: Tracey O'Hara
Answers: Wayne Froese
Answers: Patti MacAhonic
Answers: John Martin
Answers: Ryan McKinnon
Answers: Laurie Throness

march 28, 2017 - physical health and wellness

Karen Price, Chilliwack Family YMCA
Chilliwack Family YMCA – Bringing People Together!

Jenna Mulder, RD, Clinical Dietitian, Fraser Health
Tips to improve your nutritional health and how a dietitian can help.

Craig Short, Manager Program Services, Recreation Excellence
Programming at the Chilliwack Leisure Centre, Cheam Leisure Centre and Rotary Pool

Coletta Holmes, Executive Director, Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society
Day Trip and Physical Activity Programming for Seniors

Richard Fortin, Manager of Parks Planning, City of Chilliwack Operations
Chilliwack’s Community Parks, Trails and Forests

February 28, 2017: Employment Education and Support

Doris Marko, Supervisor Local Office Services, Chilliwack and Hope Employment and Assistance Offices, Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Description of the structure of employment support offered by the Ministry

Christian St. Cyr, Community Engagement, GT Hiring Solutions / WorkBC
Job Search Tools and Skills

Colin Mitchell, Secondary School Apprenticeship Coordinator, Chilliwack School District
Apprenticeships programs through SD33

Carol Raspberry, Outreach Coordinator, Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET)
Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training

Suzanne Blakley-Oaks, Fraser Valley Self Employment Program, Community Futures South Fraser
Self-employment opportunities and support

Tara Cummings, Youth Works Program, YMCA
YMCA Youth Works Program

January 24, 2017: belonging - exploring connection to community

Julie Unger, Executive Director, Chilliwack Society for Community Living
Building Social Capital

Kara Stokes, Team Lead/Case Manager Disability Services; Dawn Mathe, Job Developer; and Bruce Reilly, Customized Employment Developer, Buxton Consulting
Working with people with disabilities

Cyndi McLeod, Support and Education / First Link Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of B.C.
First Link and Minds in Motion

Sarah Woelders, Better at home Program Coordinator, Chilliwack Community Services; Tash Peter, Better at Home Supervisor, Sto:lo Territory, Seabird Island
Better at Home Programming (Chilliwack Community Services; Sto:lo Territory, Seabird Island)

Connie Meskas, Director of Clinical Operations, Chilliwack Health Services, Fraser Health
Home First Program


November 22, 2016: Understanding Addictions (video)

Andrew Larder, Medical Health Officer, Fraser Health
The Provincial Overdose Emergency

Erin Gibson, Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator, Fraser Health
Take Home Naloxone (THN) Program

Mark Goheen, Clinical Specialist, Mental Health & Substance Use Services, Fraser Health
“Everything you know about Addictions is Wrong”

Jennifer Harley, Former Program Manager, InSite Supervised Injection Sites
Understanding harm reduction and its benefits

Steve Esau, Manager, Chilliwack Health and Housing Contact Centre
Youth Treatment Beds – new PCRS site in Keremeos

Darcy Paul, Qwí:qwelstóm Wellness Worker and Molly Willie, Qwí:qwelstóm Wellness Worker, Stó:lō Service Agency
First Nations approach to addiction treatment

October 25, 2016: public safety - prevention and restorative programs in chilliwack

Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services Overview:

Dave Serblowski, for Michelle Wulff, Office Manager
Overview of Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services

Bryan Stokes, Speed Watch Program Coordinator
Overview of the Speed Watch Program

Jen Dueck, Block Watch Coordinator
Overview of the Block Watch Program

Darlene Wahlstrom, Victim Services Supervisor
Overview of Victim Services

Dave Serblowski, Crime Free Multi Housing Coordinator
Overview of the Crime Free Multi Housing Program

Robert Pedersen, Chilliwack City Watch Coordinator
Overview of Chilliwack City Watch

Leanna Kemp, Program Director, Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association
Restorative Justice in Chilliwack

Natalie Day, Manager, Chilliwack Community Correctional Centre; Cindy Waters, Coordinator of Volunteers for Fraser Valley Community Corrections and Raj Saran, Chair of the Community Advisory Committee, Correctional Service of Canada
Community Corrections Programs

september 27, 2016: Housing and Homelessness - Community Supports and Projects

Patti MacAhonic, Executive Director, and Shelley Bolan, Transition House Manager, Ann Davis Transition Society
Ann Davis Transition Society 2016: Homelessness & Women

Ron VanWyk, Executive Director, MCC Community Enterprises
MCC Rent Subsidy Program, FVRD Inventories and the 2017 Homelessness Count

Jim Mandelin, Coordinator of Operations, Shelter Net BC
Shelternet Programs

Douglas Andrie, Clinical Coordinator, Connie Pauwels, Outreach Nurse, and Mariah Dakers, Health Care Assistant, Riverstone Program, Fraser Health; and Steve Esau, MA, RCC, Manager of Addictions Programs and Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre, Pacific Community Resources Society
Chilliwack Outreach Team and the Chilliwack Central Housing Host

June 28, 2016: first nations cultural training opportunities

Molly Willie, Community Wellness Worker and Care Committee Coordinator, Stó:lō Service Agency
Cultural Teachings – Cultural Roles and Responsibilities

Kelowa Edel, Health Director, Stó:lō Service Agency
First Nations – Historical Impacts

april 26, 2016: mental health and wellness

Melanie Madill, Family Physician, Co-Chair of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Local Action Team and Deputy Lead for the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice
The role of family physicians in mental health

Cristal Biela, MA, Adolescent Mental Health Consultant / School Liaison, Child and Youth Mental Health, Ministry of Child and Family Development AND David Snook, MA, Mental Health Clinician, Child and Youth Mental Health, Ministry of Child and Family Development: Trauma-informed practice

Molly Willie, Community Wellness Worker, Stó:lō  Service Agency AND Laura Commodore, Aboriginal Mental Health Liaison, Stó:lō  Service Agency
First Nation Care Committees and Mental Health Outreach

Chris Reitsma, Work Experience Coordinator, Career Education Department, Chilliwack School District: The Human Services Career Program at Chilliwack Senior Secondary

march 22, 2016: primary health care in chilliwack

Katrina Bepple, Programs Lead, Chilliwack Division of Family Practice: A Stone Soup Approach to Improving Primary Care in Our Community

John Jansen, President, Chilliwack Hospital and Health Care Foundation: New focus for the Chilliwack Hospital and Health Care Foundation

Sidney Harper, Baby Friendly Initiative Project Lead, Fraser Health: Baby Friendly Initiative

february 23, 2016: literacy programs in chilliwack

Debbie Denault, Literacy Outreach Coordinator, Chilliwack Learning Society: Strengthening Our Community Through Literacy and Lifelong Learning AND Marci Bulloch, Volunteer Tutor Coordinator, Chilliwack Learning Society: Adult Literacy in Chilliwack

Jeff Dartnell, Vice Principal, Fraser Valley Distance Education School / Continuing Education / Summer Learning
Program Options at Fraser Valley Distance Education School and Fraser Valley Continuing Education School

Laura Watson, Family Literacy Coordinator, Chilliwack Community Services
Family Literacy and Adult Upgrading Programs – Partnerships in Chilliwack AND Michelle Rickaby, UUP Instructional Assistant, University of the Fraser Valley: Adult Upgrading and the Adult Dogwood

january 26, 2016: research and data – what's out there, how do we access it, how is it useful?

Anne Todd, Community Health Specialist, Fraser Health: Fraser Health’s Community Health Atlas

Dan Bibby, Community Manager, Ministry of Child and Family Development: The Government of British Columbia’s DataBC Catalogue

Seonaigh MacPherson, PhD. Associate Professor, Faculty of Adult Education, Faculty of Professional Studies, University of the Fraser Valley: Communities of Inquiry: The Promise of Community-University Research Collaborations

Katherine Watson, PhD., Social, Cultural and Media Studies, University of the Fraser Valley: 2014 Chilliwack Quality of Life Survey

2015 Information & networking breakfast details

november 24, 2015: addictions and substance misuse theme

Tom McMahon, Addictions Outreach Worker, Riverstone Program, Fraser Health: Fraser Health Riverstone Home/Mobile detox program

Jutta Wykpis, Supervisor, CAPS Program, Pacific Community Resources Society: Chilliwack Addiction Prevention Services

Nathan Ngieng, District Principal – Student Services, Chilliwack School District (#33): Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative – Local Action Team


Bill Raddatz, Executive Director, Ruth & Naomi’s Mission: Ruth and Naomi’s Mission

Tim Bohr, Community Ministries Director, Salvation Army: The Salvation Army in Chilliwack

Joyce Knapp, Vice President, Chilliwack Supportive Housing Society: The Chilliwack Supportive Housing Society

Darren Blakeborough, Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley: Low Barrier Housing Study

Karen Stanton, Manager of Long Range Planning, City of Chilliwack: Planning for Affordable Housing in Chilliwack


Coletta Holmes, Executive Director, Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society: Seniors' Resources Society: a snapshot of Programs, Services and Resources for seniors in Chilliwack

Bev Kennedy, Member, BC Seniors’ Advocate Council of Advisors: Council of Advisers for BC Seniors’ Advocate

Laura Clarke, RN BScN GNC(C) Geriatric Nurse Clinician, Chilliwack Primary Care Seniors Clinic: Overview of the Chilliwack Primary Care Seniors Clinic


Julia McCaffrey, Community Engagement Worker, Central Region, Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society: Overview of Xyolhemeylh - programs and services

RoseAnne Timbrell, Resolution Health Support Worker, Indian Residential School Survivors Society: Providing Emotional Support to Former Indian Residential School students and their families

Phil Hall, Community Engagement Worker, First Nations Health Authority: Sto:lo history, and current focus on mental wellness through FNHA programming

APRIL 28, 2015 - MENTAL HEALTH in chilliwack

Fieny van den Boom, Executive Director, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and Kirk Dzaman, President, Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce: The Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce - Why should employers be concerned with Mental Health?

Kirsten Hargreaves, Manager of Social Development, District of Mission: Measuring Mental Health Literacy

Paul Horn, Community Support Worker Program Instructor, Riverside College, Mission BC: Community Cares: Mental Health Response Training

Kirsten Hargreaves and Paul Horn: Stone Soup – Mission’s Homelessness Initiative

Ron Plowright, Coordinator, Practice Support Program, Fraser Health: PSP Child and Youth Mental Health Module: Reviewing Harrison and Chilliwack cohorts

Chilliwack Adult Mental Health Services, Fraser Health – Core Programs: for more information about mental health services in Chilliwack, connect with the Chilliwack Mental Health Office at 604.702.4860

       Lenore Smith -  Adult Short-Term and Assessment/Group Therapy Services (ASTAT/GTS)

       Lynn Isaac - Adult Community Support Services (ACSS)

       Jennifer Thomson - Community Residential Program (CRP)

       Lorraine Depow - Geriatric Mental Health Services


Ken Becotte, Executive Director, Chilliwack Division of Family Practice: Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative  AND Katrina Bepple, Program Lead, Chilliwack Division of Family Practice: A GP for Me and the Healthy Kids Initiative    

Jennifer Ridgeway, Executive Director, Creative Centre Society for Mental Wellness: The Creative Centre Society for Mental Wellness


Carol Marleau, Manager of Leisure and Development, City of Chilliwack: The City of Chilliwack"s involvement in youth programming delivery within the community

Rob Lees, Associate Clinical Team Leader, Child and Youth Mental Health, Ministry of Child and Family Development: The Chilliwack Youth Health Center 

Leah Froese, Director, Cyrus Centre Chilliwack: Youth Homelessness

Julie Pariseau, Director Youth Programs, Chilliwack Community Services: An overview of the Village Transitional Housing for Youth – ages 16-20

Stephanie Harris, Facilitator, Youth As GateKeepers and Gabriella Mansel, YAG Alumna: An overview of the Youth as Gatekeepers Program, and some shared experience by one of YAG’s alumni youth

Brenda Listoen, Reconnect Worker, Chilliwack Community Services and Melanie Voth, Social Worker, Ministry of Child and Family Development: Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week


 Wayne Green, Executive Director, United Way Fraser Valley: What is United Way?

Bob Prenovost, Executive Director, bc211: bc211: Connecting People with the Help They Need!

Inspector Grant Wilson, Operations Support Officer, RCMP, Upper Fraser Valley Detachment: Chilliwack Crime Rate Comparisons



Bill Weismiller, Financial Literacy Coordinator, Chilliwack Learning Society and Maggie Saunders, Financial Literacy Support Worker, Chilliwack Community Services: The Financial Literacy Project

Anne Todd, RD, Community Health Specialist, Fraser Health: Community Health Profile

Rohan Arul-Pragasam, Assistant Superintendent, Chilliwack School District: The McCreary Adolescent Health Survey - Chilliwack


Collette Bohach, Mentoring Coordinator,  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley: 100 years of Mentoring Programs

Steve Esau, M.A., RCC, Manager, Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre: What we do and Why we do it

Kim Lloyd, Program Coordinator, HIV HCV Prevention & Education Program, Pacific Community Resources Society: Essence of Harm Reduction


James George, BGS, Regional Health Liaison,  First Nations Health Authority: First Nations Health Authority – An Overview

Sonja Sinclair, BACYC, MAHSP, Manager, Vancouver Coastal Health: Safe Relationships, Safe Children

Safe Relationships Safe Children April Updates for Pilots

CPL. Darren Rennie, Chilliwack Serious Crime Unit, Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment, RCMP: Upper Fraser Valley High Risk Domestic Violence Interagency Case Assessment Team (ICAT)