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NEWS & EVENTS


Feb 21, 2017
Sharenting?

Have you heard of "sharenting"?

According to the Collins Dictionary, sharenting is the habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc of one’s children. We've got links to articles on the topic, one from The Atlantic on potential risks, and one from BBC news that asked children directly what they thought of their parents sharing habits.

Feb 15, 2017
Help Celebrate International Womens Day

Join our hosts, Stephanie Cadieux, MLA Surrey-Cloverdale, Christine Mohr, Executive Director Options Community Services and Jas Salh, Investment and Insurance Advisor on Sunday March 5th, 2017! Buy your tickets here!

#BeBoldforChange

Jan 12, 2017
Surrey Now helps spread the word about extreme-weather beds for youth
Surrey Now - By Amy Reid
January 11, 2017 · Updated 2:29 PM

GUILDFORD — A new extreme-weather site specifically for youth opened for the first time Surrey last week.

Ten beds were set up at Guildford Youth Resource Centre, at 205 14727 108 Ave., beginning Jan. 6 and will be open whenever the city’s extreme-weather response is activated.

The site is run in partnership between Options Community Services Society and Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS).

Joe Woodworth, senior manager of youth services for Options, said things are off to a slow start, but that's to be expected.

"We're hoping to get the word out," he said. "Youth live in a different world than adults. If an adult needs resources they pick up a phone or go on the internet. Youth talk to their buddies so until the word gets spread through WhatsApp and all the other forums they use the word won't get out.