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2012 : A Glowing Year of Growth 2013: A Bright Year Ahead ... and a sneak preview of ‘A Night in Vegas’ Gala Sources “Fun” Fundraising Event of the Year!


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1. SOURCES WORKBC EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CENTRE GRAND OPENINGS Thanks to the leadership of Employment and Community Services Director Dan Scott, our community partners and the rest of the Sources team, we were successful in our proposals to the Ministry of Social Development to deliver employment services.. This culminated in the grand opening of two Sources WorkBC Employment Centres: Cloverdale and South Surrey/White Rock. Both centres offer free customized services to all unemployed British Columbians including specialized populations and persons with multiple barriers to employment.

Sources WorkBC Employment Services Centre Cloverdale Grand Opening Sources WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Cloverdale celebrated its grand opening on November 21, 2012. Guest speakers included Minister of Social Development Dr. Moira Stilwell, centre staff, and CEO of Sources Community Resource Centres David Young.

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“The centre is part of the Employment Program of B.C. – launched on April 1, 2012 when the provincial government restructured how employment services are delivered in B.C.”, said Cheryl Scardifield, Program Manager. “Clientele ranges from youth just entering the workforce who are lacking work experience to highly educated and skilled people with many years invested in the labour force”, she said.

A Glowing Year of Growth for Sources…

The centre is located at 101 5783 176A Street. It has a staff of 11 specialized professionals serving residents of Cloverdale and Port Kells. The centre provides free job search assistance and workshops including resumé writing, interviewing, networking, accessing the hidden job market and more, along with employment counselling, wage subsidy program resources, and information on self-employment.

HIGHLIGHTS 1. Sources WorkBC Employment Services Centres Grand Openings 2. Newton Centre Grand Opening 3. Women’s Place Grand Opening 4. Concierge Services Re-branding 5. Sources Food Bank: A Balancing Act 6. New Fundraising Events: Season of Trees 7. Emergency Preparedness 8. Rotary Club Presentation S

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2012 : A Glowing Year of Growth… 2. SOURCES NEWTON RESOURCE CENTRE GRAND OPENING & HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS MARCH

Sources WorkBC Employment Services Centre: White Rock & South Surrey Centre Grand Opening

Sources Newton Resource Centre celebrated its grand opening on October 12, 2012. The event coincided with Sources’ Annual Homelessness Awareness March. Hundreds of volunteers, staff and community supporters joined the event. The Newton Resource Centre is dedicated to the empowerment of individuals and families through education, advocacy and the creation of supportive, community based networks. Through this empowerment, we can make a lasting difference in the quality of life for families and individuals in need. Our centre serves thousands of families and individuals yearly. We envision a society where people on a limited income are treated with dignity, respect and without prejudice. We encourage them to actively participate in their community.

Close to 60 community members were welcomed by staff at the grand opening event on June 21, 2012. The event featured the musical sounds of local celebrity Delaney Rose and keynote speakers including Honorable Stephanie Cadieux (former Minister of Social Development), White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin and Sources CEO, David Young.

Services at this center help local individuals in our community access programs and services such us: Poverty Law Advocacy Services, Disability Support Advocacy, Mental Health Consumer Advocacy, Housing Stabilization & Loss Prevention and Empowerment Services. The centre is also home of Sources Rent Bank that provides short-term funding to families and individuals who are at risk for home eviction.

HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS MARCH

The centre is located at Unit A 205 – 13588 88th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Our centre strives to reflect the community we serve. For information on our programs and services, visit: www.SourcesBC.ca

SOURCES WORKBC EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CENTRE - WHITE ROCK, B.C. GRAND OPENING - JUNE 2012

“This grand opening gave community members an opportunity to learn about the many services that are provided to job seekers and employers in the community,” said David Young.

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2012 : A Glowing Year of Growth… 3. WOMEN’S PLACE GRAND OPENING

5. SOURCES FOOD BANK: A BALANCING ACT

In January of 2012, we had the honor of welcoming the South Fraser Women’s Services Society (SFWSS) to the Sources family. Sources has a long history of mutual concern for community challenges, as well as collaboration with SFWSS on a range of services dealing with issues of food and income security, homelessness and abuse. Together we will be better able to expand our scope to improve support for women in our community. We are delighted that we have been able to appoint former SFWSS Executive Director Denise Darrell as our first-ever Director of Women’s, Seniors and Community Services.

On June 7, 2012, Sources held the premiere screening of a locally made film Balancing Act. The event included a public screening of the film and a panel featuring the filmmaker Don Li-Leger, MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood Jagrup Brar and Sources CEO David Young.

4. SOURCES CONCIERGE A Great Addition to Sources Core Services South Fraser Concierge re-branded themselves in 2012 as Sources Concierge after the SFWSS merger with Sources.

SOURCES CONCIERGE SERVICES

Sources Concierge fully embodies the agency’s mission statement “To promote social wellness for our community”.

WOMEN’S PLACE OPENING

Sources Concierge is a Social Enterprise. By definition, a social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders. South Fraser Concierge was conceived in late 2009 and was in full operation by January 2010.

BALANCING ACT VIDEO SCREENING IN SUPPORT OF SOURCES FOOD BANK

»» provide sustainable employment for women »» ensure all net profits support the free services of Sources Women’s Services.

18% of Surrey residents live in poverty struggling every month to cover basic needs such as housing, transportation and food. Food banks provide food security and access in a dignified manner to some of our community’s most vulnerable residents.

Sources Concierge provides reliable, trustworthy and quality residential cleaning services in the Surrey, White Rock, Langley and Delta areas. We are also available for move-in/out support, packing/unpacking and organizing. In addition to exceeding clients’ expectations, we provide value-added features and benefits not offered by most house cleaners. We offer senior support services which include checking in on loved ones, companion visits, transportation for medical appointments and errands, as well as help with meal preparation and home downsizing sale preparation. All of our staff are trained, bonded and insured.

Local artist Don Li-Leger was drawn to the movement within the Sources Food Bank as a focus for his documentary film. “Balancing Act” gives an inside look at the clients who frequent the Sources Food Bank. It dispels stereotypes and myths about the ‘typical’ food bank client, and reinforces the fact that there are many more individuals and families who may be one pay cheque away from needing to use services like the food bank. One volunteer in the film remembered a conversation she had earlier with a food bank client: “He looked me in the eye and said it could just as easily be me on your side of the counter and you on this side receiving food.”

Sources Concierge: We Do the Work for You. www.sourcesconcierge.org

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‌For Sources. For Our Community. 6. SEASON OF TREES FUNDRAISING EVENT During the 2012 holiday season, Sources kicked off its first-ever Season of Trees fundraiser at the Sheraton Guildford. 15 local businesses participated in this fun event. Each business decorated a tree with their company flair. The trees were displayed at the Sheraton for a two- week period so that members of the public could view them. The fundraiser culminated with a Wine and Cheese Tree Auction event on November 28th where the trees were auctioned off to the highest bidder through both live and silent auctions. The event raised $5,000 and will now be an annual event for Sources.

Participating 2012 businesses sponsors included: 1. B&B Contracting (2012) Ltd. 2. Dark Stars Photography 3. Glen Chua Photography 4. Fraser Downs 5. The Now Newspaper 6. Express Computers 7. Crush Clothing 8. Re/Max 9. Jas Salh of National Bank Financial 10. Revera Living 11. Nurse Next Door 12. Douglas College 13. Stephanie Cadieux MLA

SOURCES SEASON OF TREES WINE & CHEESE EVENT

7. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Sources in partnership with the City of White Rock has spent the last few months educating the older adult community on personal Emergency Preparedness. Funded by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), this essential project aimed to make the community more age-friendly. Enhancing education and awareness amongst older adults makes them better able to deal with community emergencies. Past research and community based knowledge indicates that emergency preparedness is a key area of need for older adults (and the broader community in general). The project also served to connect older adults with other resources, programs and services that exist in the community.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

8. ROTARY CLUB PRESENTATION Sources acknowledges the support from key organizations in our community including the Rotary Club of White Rock.

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A Bright Year Ahead We continue to grow with more services and centres to serve our community HIGHLIGHTS THUS FAR 1. Suncor Energy Foundation Donation 2. Sources Food Bank Campaign 3. 18 th Annual Fundraising Gala: Viva Las Vegas! 4.  Volunteer Recognition 5. Sources Rent Bank 6. Message from the CEO

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2013 : A Bright Year Ahead… Imagination Library. This is the second annual award for The Imagination Library because of Sally’s efforts. Sources was instrumental in bringing The Imagination Library to South Surrey and White Rock and continues to be a firm supporter.

It even supplements its locally sourced supply of produce through a volunteer-led garden.

2. BUILD THE BANK

With the move to a new home scheduled for June 2013, we have a large task in front of us; our goal is to raise $500,000 to support the purchase and renovation of our new building.

With population projections in South Surrey estimated to grow from 80,310 to 129,410 by 2041, we can expect a growing need for our services.

Support Sources Food Bank in White Rock / South Surrey

SUNCOR ENERGY FOUNDATION DONATION

1. SUNCOR ENERGY FOUNDATION DONATION On February 12, 2013, Sally Grant of the Suncor Energy Foundation presented a cheque to David Young, Sources CEO, on behalf of the Foundation. The organization is a private, non-profit, charitable foundation established by Suncor Energy Inc. in 1998 to channel Suncor’s contributions to support registered Canadian charitable organizations. The Foundation invests in initiatives that meet the requirements of registered charitable organizations for Canadian tax purposes and align with the company’s funding priorities.

This will allow us to continue to meet the growing food security and poverty reduction needs of our community. We are looking for community partners to support this purchase and renovation.

Our Sources Food Bank has outgrown its capacity and we are proud to announce that we will be moving to a new space to enhance our services and continue to meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. We would like you to help us lay the foundation for sustainable support of our community. For the last 30 years, the Sources Food Bank has been a key fixture in the community providing healthy and nutritious food to community members in need. Each week, the food bank provides support to 560 people. In 2012, the food bank provided support to 1654 individuals, of whom 526 were children. In addition to food, the food bank provides clothing, shower facilities, laundry, and plays an important role in helping clients to navigate other community supports.

We are inviting community members to participate in our “Build the Bank” capital campaign. Your contribution will go towards renovations, shelving and other needed renovations. We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss support and donor recognition options. For more information about our “Build the Bank” campaign, please contact our Campaign Coordinator Natasha Raey at 778-552-4538 or nraey@sourcesbc.ca. We will be in contact with you in the coming weeks to discuss how you can participate in this impactful and meaningful campaign.

The Foundation’s funding priorities, which mirror those of the company, include: »» »» »» »» »»

Cultivating Community Leaders Building Skills and Knowledge Inspiring Innovation Engaging Citizens Collaborating for Our Energy Future

Since its inception in 1998, the Foundation has invested more than $84 million in charitable organizations across Canada. The cheque to Sources for $750 will help Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library administered by The Kiwanis Club of White Rock and South Surrey. “BUILD THE BANK” CAPITAL FUNDRASING CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF SOURCES FOOD BANK IN WHITE ROCK / SOUTH SURREY

As a retiree of Suncor, Sally is being recognized for her volunteering with The S

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SAVE THE DATE : April 6, 2013 Ha z elmere G olf & Countr y Club

Featuring a “for fun” MINI CASINO

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A delicious sit-down buffet DINNER LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS

Live Music Performance:

The “fun gala” on the Peninsula It’s going to be a ‘hot house’!

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Join the glitz, the glamour and the hundreds of community leaders, supporters and friends that attend our Gala each year. Proceeds assist more than 13,000 individuals we serve through our wide range of social wellness community programs and services, helping infants, youth, women, seniors, families in crisis and those in need of food, shelter or employment.

himself! WIN FABULOUS PRIZES

So put on some glitz, join lady luck and play a good hand for a cause that counts!

A TRIP TO LAS VEGAS!

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ELVIS IS COMING TO SOURCES VEGAS GALA! L adie s and G entlemen: Pre s enting your 2013 L e g end s of Waik ik i Elvis Champion ELI WILLIA M S . . . Tribute to the K ing of Ro c k and Roll !

S ourc e s ha s a nig ht f ull of g re at enter t ainment line d-up . . . Ve g a s St yle ! T he event will als o fe ature a mini c a sino with Blac k jac k and T hre e C ard Poker. S

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…For Sources. For Our Community. 5. SOURCES RENT BANK

6. MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

SAVE THE DATE: March 22nd, 2013 The Sources Rent Bank is pleased to announce that the date of the 3rd annual RENT BANK FORUM is March 22nd, 2013. The forum will be held at 6470 201 St., Langley from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Highlights will be the introduction of two new Rent Banks in BC. OLDER ADULT VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION FAIR

4. OLDER ADULT VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION FAIR

Topics of discussion will be, “Added ValueBeyond Loans”. Lunch will be provided by Envision Financial and the event is free to attend.

On behalf of all of our staff and volunteers, as well as myself, thank you for your support and encouragement over the past year. It truly makes a difference for all of us. We look forward to continuing to serve our community during this exciting year ahead.

SAVE THE DATE: April 26th, 2013 Older adults in the communities of Surrey and White Rock are a pivotal part of the volunteer and civic participation tapestry in these cities. As a communitybased collaboration amongst non-profits, businesses and local community members, The Semiahmoo Peninsula Seniors Planning Table has been working hard to plan the area’s second Volunteer Appreciation and Opportunities Fair to acknowledge the contributions, knowledge, expertise and community commitment of local volunteers. The event will be held during National Volunteer Recognition Week on April 26, 2013 and will include a free volunteer appreciation breakfast that will include talks from local adult volunteers and a certificate presentation. Registration is required for the breakfast as seating is limited. To register, please call 604-542-4357 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This breakfast will also serve to kick-off a public Volunteer Opportunities Fair that will begin at 10:30 am to 11:30 am and will feature a number of local organizations and the volunteer opportunities that they have for community members.

The true measure of our agency’s efforts to promote social wellness for our community rests in the day-to-day work of all of our skilled, compassionate and diligent staff and volunteers. The results they achieve in working collaboratively with our clients and with others in the community are remarkable. Their goals are focused towards helping individuals feed their families, gain new knowledge and skills, find employment and housing, overcome issues of disability, poverty and addiction, reunite with family, reconnect with the community, and ultimately find hope, purpose and a true sense of belonging. These are the individual success stories that inspire and motivate all of us. I thank them for their service.

What does the Sources Rent Bank do? From its inception the Sources/Surrey Rent Bank (SRB) has been grounded in one primary goal - to reduce homelessness for lowincome individuals and families. We do this by providing loans for rental/utility arrears or damage deposit and first month’s rent thus ensuring clients stay in their homes. Loan repayments are reinvested in new loans. The SRB not only provides loans but also prepares the clients for future financial challenges by providing access to financial literacy workshops and one-on-one financial counselling thus contributing to a permanent and lasting change.

Yours truly,

David Young, Chief Executive Officer

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Need Help Finding Services?

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Our Community Information Line 604-542-4357 can connect you with the services you need. With our solid knowledge of community resources, we can help you find services in a number of areas:

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Abuse Addiction Advocacy Arts/Culture Childcare Concierge Services Counselling Disabilities Education Employment Family and Parenting

Sources Community Resources Society (formerly Peace Arch Community Services Foundation) was established in 1992 to ensure the sustainability of Peace Arch Community Services (PACS) now Sources Community Resource Centres and the fulfillment of its mission in the community. The Foundation contributes to the community by:

»» Financial »» Free and low cost goods and services »» Government »» Healthcare »» Housing »» Legal »» Mental Health »» Recreation/Social »» Volunteer Opportunities »» And much more…

»» Developing a permanent endowment; »» Assessing and responding to emerging and changing community needs; »» Providing a vehicle and service for donors with varied interests and various levels of giving; and »» Serving as a resource catalyst for charitable activities in the community. The Foundation receives gifts, bequests, funds and property and holds, invests, administers and distributes these funds and property for the purposes of the Foundation. Through sound fiscal management and investment, the Foundation is able to provide funds as needed to support the planning, development and local provision of social services delivered by Sources Community Resource Centres to the community.

We encourage individuals, parents, youth, seniors, teachers, social workers, physicians, nurses, and counsellors to call when looking for timely, accurate information on a wide spectrum of services on the Semiahmoo Peninsula and beyond.

Please support the work of Sources Community Resource Centres by including our Foundation in your planned giving.

604-542-4357

For more information please contact: David Young, CEO 604-542-7591 or dyoung@sourcesbc.ca

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