Stories of impact
Read stories that shine light on the people and partnerships behind MCC B.C.’s work at home and around the world.
Breaking the cycle
A safe space in the thrift shop
Homelessness prevention and outreach
- Poverty Reduction
Never too old to give back
B.C. Summerbridge participants support home churches
Community Connections Program
From conflict to hope
- Migration and Refugees
Striving for reunion
- Migration and Refugees
Reducing and alleviating poverty
In B.C., MCC's poverty reduction efforts encompass the Homelessness Prevention and Outreach Program, the New Foundations program in Victoria, and the Community Connections Program in Prince George.
people at risk of homelessness assisted with housing
meals served at weekly community barbecues
showers provided through MCC partner Refresh Mobile Shower Ministry
New Foundations (Victoria)
Through community-based support groups, the New Foundations program gives newcomers the opportunity to develop essential life skills, such as how to find a job in Canada, how to open a registered savings account or how to create a plan to meet savings goals.
participants received life skills training and one-on-one support
workshops covered personal finances, employability skills and more
volunteers trained to support and equip vulnerable people
Community kitchen classes for families to learn basic cooking skills
Community Connections Program (Prince George)
This program focuses on growing safe and strong communities, building healthy relationships among community partners and residents of low income apartments in Prince George, British Columbia. English conversation classes, community barbecues and more.
community members engaged in relationship-building activities
welcome baskets given to new families in the community
volunteer hours dedicated to caring for neighbours
residents empowered to take on leadership
Our End Abuse program acknowledges the profound impact of abuse, leading to loss, fear, isolation and despair. Through women's support groups, men's accountability groups and public engagement, we work toward restoration and reducing cases of abuse in our communities.
participants helped through End Abuse
individuals dealing with domestic violence received one-on-one support
facilitators trained to run End Abuse women's support groups
men attended accountability groups
The Indigenous Neighbours program strives to build respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, acknowledging past injustices against Indigenous peoples. As Christians, we aim to respond meaningfully by walking alongside churches and local Indigenous communities.
people engaged in learning about Indigenous peoples’ history, culture and current issues
youth engaged in learning about Indigenous peoples’ history, culture and current issues
interactive KAIROS Blanket Exercise events in partnership with Indigenous facilitators
peacebuilding events to advocate for respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
Welcoming and supporting refugees
As newcomers arrive on our doorstep, they face incredible challenges. Through refugee sponsorship with MCC B.C., you can support these families, giving them the tools they need to thrive as they rebuild their lives.
refugees and their sponsorship groups received support
refugees arrived in B.C. thanks to MCC sponsoring groups
Ukrainians who had fled to B.C. received ongoing one-on-one support
trainings equipped B.C. sponsorship groups to care for uprooted people
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