The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry (WANM) has been serving the homeless and vulnerable on Vancouver’s westside since 2007.

UGM presents:

Woven Together: Partnerships in Community Programs

JOIN US for a discussion to share practical ideas and real-life experiences of effective partnerships for supportive community programs.

• Different types of partnerships (formal and informal)
• Benefits and challenges to partnerships
• Risks of ignoring partnerships
• Key aspects of a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
• How to end partnerships well

• Program coordinators ther caring support staff/volunteers who are involved in community programs
• People that are interested in building supportive communities

• Thursday, May 20th, 2:30-4:00pm

QUESTIONS: Contact churchrelations@ugm.ca

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• Virtual meeting link will be included in the 5 day calendar invite
• You are welcome to share this invitation with others
• There is no cost for this event

You Are Invited to BEYOND HOUSING!

This four-part symposium seeks to deepen the discussion of home-making and housing. In the face of a systemic homelessness that has economic, social, public health, ecological and cultural manifestations, how might we develop more holistic and integrated policies and practices for deeper homefulness in our communities?

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Workshop From the Union Gospel Mission

Addressing Grief + Loss in Community

Many that attend supportive community and church programs see the setting as a primary spiritual community or connection to a Body of Faith. As that body, how do we address the death of one of our community members – honouring their life, supporting other community members through their grief, and sustaining ourselves in the journey?

JOIN US for a discussion to share ideas, stories and life’s most challenging questions.

• Basics of the physiology, psychology and theology of grief and loss
• How to recognize the signs of depression and compassion fatigue
• Creative solutions for fostering meaningful connection with vulnerable neighbours
• Time to connect with others that are experiencing similar questions, challenges and joys.

2021 DATES & TIMES (both sessions will be the same):
• Wednesday, April 14 (6:30 – 8:00 pm)
• Thursday, April 15 (2:00 – 3:30 pm)

QUESTIONS: Contact churchrelations@ugm.ca

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