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Cultivating Community Well-Being

In a year when our sense of community has been shattered—and many gathering places may have permanently shuttered—what might it be like this summer as we return to some semblance of normal, community life? How might you uplift your community and help prioritise well-being? As our communities awaken from their COVID-induced, ‘lockdown’ hibernation, they’ll look and feel very different. Many …

Reflections of Our CEO: Leadership Lessons from a Global Pandemic

The view to my right, off the starboard side of a BC Ferry is magnificent. The ocean reflects the summer sky and is textured by the warm breeze. The distant mountains on the Sunshine Coast fade into the hazy distance, a towering reminder of the unceasing patience of nature. Despite my surroundings, a knot still sits at my solar plexus—a …

Case Study: Options Community Services

Through more than 50 years, Options Community Services has earned wide respect as a leading provider of support services and housing for vulnerable populations across the city of Surrey, British Columbia, and its surrounding communities. Options touches over 100,000 lives every year with a program portfolio that includes some 80 community services and a newer department of housing development that is …