Currently most of the SCI-BC Peer Program staff host various coffee group gatherings in their community and here in the lower mainland we will begin doing the same.
Spinal Cord Injury BC will begin hosting various Coffee Groups throughout the lower mainland for its members and other who may be interested in attending. Our hope is to provide members the opportunity to give and receive by sharing stories and experiences in a safe and comfortable location – your local local coffee shop.
The coffee groups will be facilitated by a Peer Mentor and the cost of the first coffee is covered by us. (Please note: food costs will not be covered).
Location: Waves coffee shop 1st and Lonsdale
When: The third Saturday of the month 1 – 3pm
Starting: Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Location: Firefighters coffee shop and lounge At Metrotown on Bennett street
When: The third Thursday of the month 1 – 3pm
Starting: Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Vancouver: Location 1
Location: Whole Foods Coffee bar at 8th and Cambie
When: Third Tuesday of every month 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Starting: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Vancouver: Location 2
Location: Terra Breads at 4th and Vine
When: The first Wednesday of the month 2-4 pm
Starting: Wednesday September 5, 2012
Location: Blenz Coffee at Richmond Centre
When: The second Thursday of the month 2 – 4pm
Starting: Thursday September 13th, 2012
Please continue to check our website for changes, updates and new coffee group locations.
Group Sessions are gatherings of people with SC and other mobility disabilities who want to share common experiences, situations, or problems and to offer each other emotional and practical support. These sessions give people the opportunity to develop friendships and build social networks. Participation and support in SCI BC group sessions can lead to a greater improvement in general well-being, greater coping skills, and overall well-being.
If you wish to learn about a group session in your region or begin a group of your own, please contact your local SCI BC Peer Coordinator.
Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) helps people with spinal cord injury* (SCI) and their families adjust, adapt and thrive by providing answers, information and community experiences.
The work we do would not be possible without the support of our members. Join or renew your membership with SCI BC and be an integral part of this vibrant and engaged community