Options Community Services is a non-profit society and registered charity dedicated to making a difference. We are committed to empowering individuals, supporting families and promoting community health. Everyday, we aim to achieve these goals through a wide variety of programs and projects.

 

NEWS & EVENTS


Jan 4, 2017
Are there unique challenges for refugee women coming to Canada?

 

"I was happy to interpret for a Syrian refugee that spoke on The Coast on CBC Radio", says Zahra Al-Zaim, Options Settlement and Youth Settlement Worker.  "Fast forward to 1 h 40 minutes to hear the full interview done with 2 Syrian ladies from Damascus talking about changes in their lives in Canada and especially shifts in gender roles. Special thanks to CBC  for covering such an important topic.

 

 

Dec 21, 2016
A story to warm your heart...

On December 6th, a young mother and her two children had a very special holiday moment, courtesy of Champers Salons at their 'Tis the Season charity event.

"Our year has been a struggle. Champers and Options has made our holiday season feel hopeful and grateful. We are so thankful for the wonderful people in this world who bring a little happiness and a smile back to a family that otherwise felt lost."

Dec 9, 2016
‘It’s heartbreaking—this baby is not a threat to our country’: Retiree honoured for reuniting refugees

A refugee mom had to choose between her newborn and a new life in the Lower Mainland. Now a local hero is honoured for reuniting them.