Caring Summit

Brief Summary of Event

What: Vancouver Better at Home Program is pleased to invite you to the Better at Home Caring Summit Training.

When: Friday, March 3rd and Friday, March 10th 2017

From 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where: Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, 2305 W 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Why: Our goal with the Caring Summit is to build a caring community for the seniors who live in Vancouver. During these two days, you will not have the opportunity to learn about seniors’ needs, issues, and resources, but gain skills to work with this population. We will discuss topics such as Active and Compassionate Listening, Cultural Competency, Ageing in Place with Better at Home, Mental Health Awareness, and many others.

Who: This Caring Summit training will be offered to volunteers, visitors, drivers, contractors, and staff from all Better at Home Program sites in Vancouver, and for those who are interested in volunteering / working with it.

Better at Home Vancouver Sites and Volunteer / Work Opportunities

Hastings-Sunrise – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. 
28 West Pender Street Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1R6. Phone: 604-408-7260
Program Coordinator: Richard Lindsay,

  • Transportation
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Light Housekeeping

Kerrisdale, Oakridge, Marpole, Dunbar, Southlands – Jewish Family Services Agency
201 – 475 East Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 129. Phone: 604-637-3310
Program Coordinator: Cindy McMillan,

  • Transportation
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Light Housekeeping

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Y4. Phone: 604-736-3588 – Ext 603
Program Coordinator: Sylvie Kruchten,

  • Transportation
  • Volunteer Visiting
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Light Housekeeping

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 East Broadway, Vancouver B.C. V57 1Y1. Phone: 604-879- 8208 – Ext 138
Program Coordinator: Claudine Matlo,

  • Volunteer Visiting
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Handyperson Services
  • Light Housekeeping

Renfrew-Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5288 Joyce Street Vancouver, B.C. V5R 6C9. Phone: 604-435- 0375
Program Coordinator: Sandra Medina,

  • Seniors Shuttle
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Light Yard Work
  • Walking Club
  • Light Housekeeping

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
6470 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V5P 3X7. Phone: 604-324- 6212 – Ext 141
Program Coordinator: Jeannie Furmanek,
Program Coordinator (Housekeeping Services): Jaspreet Kaur,

  • Transportation
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Light Housekeeping

Vancouver Inner City – NICCSS: Network of Inner City Community Services Society
#200-739 Gore Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6A 2Z9. Phone: 604-569- 2787
Program Coordinator: Stephanie Bachmeier,

  • Friendly Visits
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Accompaniment
  • Light Housekeeping

West End Seniors Network – WESN
447 Barclay Street Vancouver, B.C. V6G 1J6. Phone: 604-669- 5051
Program Coordinator: Dora Ng,

  • Transportation
  • Light Housekeeping


More Information

There is no onsite parking for Kits House participants.
Limited street parking is available on the blocks surrounding the Neighbourhood House.
Pay parking can be found under Whole Foods located at the corner of 4th and Vine and under London Drugs located at Broadway and Yew.
We encourage those coming to Kits House to walk, bike, take transit, or carpool.

Completion certificate
Participants who attend both days will receive a certificate of completion.

Will there be food?
A light lunch and refreshments will be served.

Topics include
Ageing in place, Active and Compassionate listening, Mental Health Awareness, Healthy Boundaries, Cultural Competency, etc.

If you have more questions
Call 604-655-6958

Pre-registration required. Register by calling 604-655-6958. Priority will be given to those who can attend both days. Childcare available with pre-registration.

Quotes / stories / testimonials

  • “Just knowing I can make a difference in these persons’ lives is a positive experience.”
  • “I’ve been able to connect two seniors who are neighbours, they are now supportive for each other.”
  • “I’ve met some very interesting seniors whose life experiences have made me a better person.”