Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Support Circles are free, weekly gatherings are for anyone who is raising a family member’s child to safely share their challenges, receive support and understanding for their roles as caregivers. Groups meet regularly, and child-minding assistance or onsite child-minding is available if needed. Please be aware that the Support Circles are not a drop-in program and we do not advertize the exact locations of all the Circles for safety and privacy reasons. Please contact our GRG Support Line to get more information or to join a Circle. 1-855-474-9777 or email grgline@parentsupportbc.ca

    Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley

Abbotsford – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Support Circle

  • Evenings – Twice Monthly – Mon 6:00-9:00 pm Downloadable pdf poster GRG Abbotsford

Chilliwack GRG Support Circle

  • Upcoming

Langley GRG Support Circle

  • Afternoons – Every 2nd Thurs 3:00-5:00 pm

Coquitlam GRG Support Circle

  • Evenings – Every 2nd Wed 6:00-8:00 pm

Vancouver (Mount Pleasant) GRG Support Circle

  • Evenings – Weekly – Thurs 6:15-8:15 pm.

Vancouver Island

VICTORIA

For locations & information on Circles and Events in the region – email victoria@parentuspportbc.ca or call  (250)384-8042
West Shore – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Support Circle

  • Monthly Daytime Fridays 10-11:30 am

Victoria Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circles

  • Evening group meets Monthly – 2nd Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Esquimault)
  • Daytime group (temporarily closed)

Central/Northern Vancouver Island For locations & information on Circles and Events in the region – email parent@telus.net or call  (250)468-9658
Duncan Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

  • Monthly Thursday evenings

Nanaimo Daytime Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

  • Monthly – Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 am

Nanaimo Evening – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

  • Monthly Wednedays

Comox Valley Aboriginal GRG Support Circle – Courtenay

  • Monthly – Last Thursday of the Month – 7:00-8:30 pm

Port Alberni Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

  • The Port Alberni group is currently inactive. Grandparents are welcome to call the Central Island Coordinator at 250.468.9658 or call the GRG Information and Support Line at 1.855.474.9777.

Parksville Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Circle

  • Monthly – Friday Morning

Sunshine Coast

For locations & information on Circles and Events in the Sunshine Coast – email office@parentsupportbc.caor call  1-877-345-9777
Powell River Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Circle

  • 1st & 3rd Thursdays Mornings

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PRINCE GEORGE

For locations & information on Circles and Events in Prince George – email jessica.turner@parentsupportbc.caor call  1-250-962-0600

  • Prince George Native Friendship Centre Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle (1600 3rd Ave) Grand parenting support group for grandparents who are raising and/or the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. No cost. Every Tue 10:00am – 12pm. Call 250-962-0600 for more details. Download flyer here

KAMLOOPS

For locations & information on Circles and Events in Kamloops – email grgline@parentsupportbc.caor call  1-855-474-9777

  • GRG Kamloops Circle –  Call 1-855-474-9777 to register. 

KELOWNA

For locations & information on Circles and Events in the Okanagan – email grgline@parentsupportbc.caor call  1-855-474-9777

  • GRG Circle in Kelowna  Mondays 10-12 noon. For more information please call Kelowna Community Resources 250-763-8008 ext 125; Kelowna Family Centre 250-860-3181 or the GRG Support Line at 1-855-474-977.  Download flyer here.