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Frontline care in action...British Columbia Paving the way for a brighter future

May 4, 2016

Paving the way for a brighter future

Take a look at how our grant recipients are making a difference

Frontline care—like dental services, vision care, prescription drugs, disease management, and mental health supports—can act as a catalyst for change. That’s why the GSC Community Giving Program is focused on supporting organizations and initiatives that provide frontline care for underinsured or uninsured populations. And all grant recipients include a navigator component—this means ongoing positive change as clients are referred to any additional services they may need.


Touchstone Family Association—Community Action Program for Children (Richmond, B.C.): This program connects parents, grandparents, caregivers, and their children (from birth to six years old) to community support. This includes a navigator focused on helping Chinese-speaking people build a support network. To find out more, visit

Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia—Community Connector (Navigator) for Youth with Disabilities (Vancouver, B.C.): This service provides telephone, online, and web-based support for people with cerebral palsy (and other disabilities) and their families, including a navigator that provides information and referral to programs, supports, and other resources to help youth plan and successfully transition to adult services. To find out more, visit

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society—Heart, Health, Hood Community Education and Mentorship Program for Building Healthier Selves & Neighbourhood (Vancouver, B.C.): This program helps people create and achieve health and lifestyle goals through goal-setting, education, one-on-one and group support, as well as connections to community health resources through the help of a health navigator. To find out more, visit