Community Inclusion & Integration

Eligibility criteria

For children (6-12 years old), living in Surrey who are looking for recreational and leadership opportunities.

Can you access it directly?

Yes

Other referral options

Referrals are also accepted from a variety of sources, including - but not limited to, community or health professionals and other agencies.

Eligibility criteria

For youth (16-24 years old) who are interested in producing television features that will assist their peers to make positive life choices, highlight youth in the community, and to guide the adult viewers in understanding youth culture and issues.

Can you access it directly?

Yes

Eligibility criteria

For youth (16-26 years old), living in Surrey who are homeless or seriously at risk of becoming homeless, and want to secure and sustain housing.

Can you access it directly?

Yes

Other referral options

Including but not limited to other community or health professionals, other agencies.

Eligibility criteria

For youth (13-18 years old) living in Surrey, who are in conflict with the law and have bail or supervised court orders and want to learn strategies on how to choose a lifestyle alternative to crime.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

Probation Officer referral is required to participate in the program.

Eligibility criteria

For youth (16 to 19 years old) living in Surrey, who are looking to develop life skills and become more independent.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

Please contact the Ministry of Children and Family Development for a referral.

Eligibility criteria

For government or privately-sponsored refugee families with children (6 years old and under), wanting to learn about parenting in a Canadian context.

Can you access it directly?

Yes

Other referral options

Referrals are also accepted from a variety of sources, including - but not limited to, community or health professionals, other community agencies, parents, school counsellors and other settlement agencies.

Eligibility criteria

For those living with mental illness 19+ living in Surrey and White Rock who are looking to improve pre-employment skills and increase self-confidence in the pursuit of greater independence.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

You must be referred through the Surrey or White Rock Mental Health and Substance Use Centre.

Eligibility criteria

For those living with mental illness (19+ years old), who are looking for a safe, supportive environment to socialize, participate in recreational activities, learn employment skills, and increase community involvement. Must be a Surrey or White Rock resident.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

Referrals can be through the Surrey or White Rock Mental Health and Substance Use Centre or directly through general practitioners or psychiatrists.

Eligibility criteria

For Surrey residents (19+ years old) who are living with a mental illness and want to move from a community residential program to independent living.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

A referral is required through the Surrey or White Rock Mental Health and Substance Use Centre.

Eligibility criteria

For those living with mental illness (19+ years old), who are looking for long-term housing. Must be a Surrey resident.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

You must be referred through the Surrey or White Rock Mental Health and Substance Use Centre.

Eligibility criteria

For those living with a mental illness (17+ years old) who want to improve their life skills and need rental assistance.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

A referral from Child and Youth Mental Health is required.

Eligibility criteria

For those living with mental illness (19+ years old), looking for shared accommodations or rent subsidies and working towards independent living. Must be a resident of South Surrey or White Rock.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

You must be referred through the Surrey or White Rock Mental Health and Substance Use Centre.

Eligibility criteria

For those living with mental illness (19+ years old) who want to improve their life skills. Must be a resident of Surrey or White Rock.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

You must be referred through the Surrey or White Rock Mental Health and Substance Use Centre.

Eligibility criteria

For refugees, immigrants, temporary residents (temporary foreign workers and international students), naturalized citizens 16+ and their children living in Surrey and Delta who are looking for support groups and activities focused on literacy, lifeskills and social connections.

Can you access it directly?

Yes

Other referral options

Including but not limited to other community or health professionals, other agencies

Eligibility criteria

For temporary residents (temporary foreign workers and international students), refugees, immigrants, naturalized citizens, refugee claimants 16+ living in Surrey and Delta who need help finding a job.

Can you access it directly?

Yes

Other referral options

Including but not limited to other community or health professionals, other agencies.

Eligibility criteria

For refugees and immigrants 19+ and their children living in Surrey and Delta who have multiple needs (health, housing, financial, etc.) and significant integration barriers (language, education, lifeskills, etc.).

Client Eligibility

The program serves high-needs/risk immigrant youth, adults and families. Program eligibility is based on both:

a) immigration status, and
b) the complexity, multiplicity and severity of the barriers faced by potential clients

Immigration Status

The program is open to:

a) Permanent Residents of Canada
b) Protected Persons as defined in Section 95 of the Immigrant and Refugee Protection Act
c) Individuals who have been selected by Canada to become a Permanent Resident and have received a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada informing him/her of initial approval and pending admissibility assessment (medical, security and criminal verifications)

This program will not be open to Refugee claimants until their claim is accepted.

Can you access it directly?

Yes

Other referral options

Anyone can refer, but screening is required prior to admission.

Eligibility criteria

For those with developmental and/or physical disabilities and/or autistic disorders 18 and under who need individualized support to reach their full physical, social and emotional potential.

Can you access it directly?

Yes

Other referral options

There are two options to access the program. Please contact:

1. The Ministry of Children and Family Development for a referral, or

2. Daniel Anctil, Program Manager at 604.596.4321 ext 1105 or daniel.anctil@options.bc.ca for private enrollment.

Eligibility criteria

For those with developmental and/or physical disabilities and/or autistim (18 years old and under), who are looking for group recreational activities where they can improve their social skills and develop friendships with peers. Must be safe in a 3:1 ratio of children/youth to staff.

Can you access it directly?

No

Other referral options

Please contact the Ministry of Children and Family Development for a referral.

Eligibility criteria

For women who have experienced, or are at risk of abuse, threats, or violence in an intimate relationship, as well as women who have experienced historical sexual abuse and sexual assault who, are looking for one-on-one support and guidance

Can you access it directly?

Yes

Other referral options

Anyone can refer but screening is required prior to admission.