November 2018

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November 2018


Hello friends, community members, supporters, and staff of Community Connections Society of Southeast BC!

You may know that next Tuesday, Nov 27th is GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, charities, businesses and communities across Canada and in countries around the world. Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season.

In celebration of Giving Tuesday we’re raising awareness about the services we offer, and raising funds for our free hot coffee. We, currently provide 120+ cups of coffee a week to visitors of ANKORS, Options for Sexual Health, Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre, Travelling Poverty Advocate Program, Homeless Outreach and Homeless Prevention Program, Better at Home Senior Program, West Kootenay Brain Injury Association, Walk-In Counseling Clinic and Bellies to Babies Pregnancy Outreach.

Our goal is to raise $1750 for the hot coffee fund, (equivalent to 5,760 cups – the quantity we serve in one year!)

Help us make connections in 3 simple steps.

  1. Help us spread the word – LIKE us on Facebook and share our GivingTuesday link and post.
  2. Donate – think of it as buying a hot cup of coffee for a neighbour who needs it.
  3. Stop by on Tuesday and have a coffee with us

The impact of GivingTuesday goes well beyond charitable donations, inspiring giving in all its forms. From coast to coast to coast, people are embracing this day as an opportunity to raise money for local charities and non-profits, run food and clothing drives, give blood, encourage kindness, help a neighbour and celebrate generosity. From more info check out . We at CCS are excited to be part of the movement.

September 2018

NEWS: East Kootenay Game Changer Award 2018

Community Connections Society (CCS) staff and Board is very pleased and proud to share the accomplishments of Laurie Harris, Coordinator of the Better at Home program. This is one of the many programs under the auspice of CCS and supports Seniors in Cranbrook with non-medical needs within their homes. Social Connections lunches occur every other Wednesday to support social isolation, Coffee Talk is a drop-in coffee session again to support seniors. Many other activities occur through this program and has made a significant difference to many seniors over the years.

Seniors (sponsored by OK Tire)

Laurie Harris

Laurie Harris’s tireless efforts with Cranbrook Better At Home, helps seniors who need a helping hand to remain independent at home and stay connected to their community. She always makes herself available to people whatever their need may be, and her kind words and empathy have helped comfort many people in their time of need.


Pictured with Laurie is City of Cranbrook Coun. Ron Popoff, left, on behalf of Mayor Lee Pratt.

Cranbrook Keys to Home is excited to share their new website;

Focused on affordable housing in Cranbrook, the website provides resources for renters, landlords and community members looking for info on everything from available rental units and next step living for seniors, to home sharing and the Keys to Home 2017 Housing Needs Report.

There are links to numerous tenancy guides and resources including rental courses, template agreements and letters, as well as rental assistance and subsidized housing.