Britannia would like to assist those who are not able to afford the advertised cost of certain recreation programs; at the same time, our operation needs to be financially viable. Click here for our Subsidy Policy.

Dear Britannia Community,

 
We miss seeing you at the Centre and acknowledge that this is a challenging time for all of us. Most of our recreation and arts programs and services have been suspended. Although we have limited capacity right now, we are striving to provide some help to our community members in crisis. Staff are coordinating services such as wellness checks and social contact over the phone, and offering pick-ups and drop-offs of medication and food. Our food security coordinator is setting up a food centre to provide non-perishable goods, prepared meals, and some fresh produce to vulnerable residents. We are also coordinating our volunteers to help out in the community.
If you know of someone who needs to remain home and requires assistance, please call us at 604-718-5800 (1).
 
We have added a new Resources page that has links to various resources for you and your family.
 
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Centre soon. In the meantime, be safe.
 
Sincerely,
 
Britannia Board of Management

Welcome to Britannia

Our mission is to develop, coordinate and support a wide range of excellent programs and services for Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona by working with community members, partners and local agencies.

We would like to acknowledge that we are on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Nation, the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh.
 

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  • AGM POSTPONEMENT

     

    Dear Britannia Community,

    COVID 19 has impacted all aspects of our life and community.  Here are some changes that are happening at Britannia.

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING POSTPONED and BOARD meeting by phone.

    We hope that you, your family and friend are safe and healthy during this COVID 19 crisis.  As a result a Provincial State of Emergency has been declared. The BC Medical Health Officer has banned any gathering and everyone is encouraged to stay home.  The Britannia Board of Management has decided to postpone the Annual General Meeting which was to take place May 27 until the state of emergency is lifted and the Medical Officer determines that it is safe for us to gather in groups.  The Board continues to meet through teleconference to make sure that Britannia continues to contribute to the people in our community.  The next Board meetings will be May 13 and June 10.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Victoria Haenel at 604.718.5808.

    CENTER CLOSED but CONTINUING to SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY

    While our Community Center is closed for regular programming we are still working with our community to provide essential service to our vulnerable members.  The Britannia Child Care is open for Essential service workers and at risk children.  Together with Grandview Terrace Child Care, we are providing 25 licensed spaces for children aged 5 to 12. We are also reaching out to our seniors, vulnerable youth and residents through social media and regular contact by phone.  We want to make sure that the seniors, vulnerable youth and residents in our community are emotionally and physically safe during this challenging time.  In the past three weeks our staff and volunteers have reached over 2,000 people.  Many will be receiving regular check in phone calls during these trying times.

    In partnership with the Grandview Woodland Food Connection we have established the 'Crisis Food Store' to deliver food hampers to our folks in East Vancouver who may not be able to shop for themselves or to afford groceries during this pandemic.  Every day our volunteers process and distribute up to 800 pounds of food to people in our neighbourhood. 

    THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS and STAFF

    We would not be able to do this without our kind, compassionate and generous volunteers from the community and without our dedicated staff who are continuing to serve our community.  If you would like more information about these programs, or if you would like to contribute or if you know someone who needs some support, please call us at 604. 718.5811.  

     

    CONTACTS

    Donations: https://www.britanniacentre.org/community/donate.php
                        Cynthia at cynthia.low@vancouver.ca

    Britannia Board meetings Victoria at Victoria.haenel@vancouver.ca

    If you need help:

    Child Care   Lorraine at lorraine.evans@vancouver.ca
    Crisis Food Store  Ian at gwfcnetwork@gmail.com
    Seniors Outreach  Anne at anne.cowan@vancouver.ca
    Youth Outreach  Jodi at Jodi.gibson@vancouver.ca


    Sincerely,

    Scott Clark, President
    Britannia Board of Management