CIF Projects 2016-2017

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This is a list of the projects for the Consumer Initiative Fund (CIF) for 2015-2016.

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Education and Leisure Fund bursary
Up to $400 bursary for costs.

Unexpected Circumstance Grants
Grants for consumers with demonstrated need.

Highs & Lows Choir
Fun music – No audition!  Everybody welcome.

Together We Cook
In a community kitchen the people attending will contribute with planning of the meals, preparing them and the actual cooking of the food. A project like this is a great way to learn healthy eating and working on skills to make the food in a positive and supportive environment.  This project will have a positive impact on social support, networks, education and even impact the person’s health practices.

In Recovery/In Community – starting soon
A free creative-writing workshop series by, for and with mental health and addictions peers, exploring themes of living with mental health and/or addiction issues, in community and in recovery. Bringing people with first-hand lived experience together in two growing and changing Vancouver neighbourhood, Olympic Village and Mount Pleasant, this Vancouver Coastal Health Consumer Initiative Fund project will take place at two locations provided by community partner Raincity Housing. Peer-led weekly workshops will take place, leading to a public reading, to which all supporters and local community members will be invited.

I Connect – I’m Well – starting soon
This project is lead by people with lived experience and/or substance use. Through healthy activities, participants will learn how to maintain/improve their physical and mental well being.  Participants will discover their own healthy interest/hobbies and their potentials.  Come and join use and be inspired and empowered.


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