Parent Support Services Society of BC

    GRG Support Circles in BC

Lower Mainland GRG Support Circles

Vancouver Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Circle

Meeting weekly in Vancouver. Child-minding is provided. See circle for flyer for details (pdf).

Delta Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle 

Meetings are held weekly and child-minding is provided. See the flyer for details. 

 
Burnaby Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle 
Meetings are held weekly and child-minding is provided. 
Coquitlam Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle
Meetings are held weekly. Child-minding is provided. See flyer for details

Fraser Valley GRG Support Circle

Chilliwack Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Circle

Meetings are held weekly in Chilliwack.  Child-minding is provided. See the circle flyer.

Abbotsford Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Circle

Meetings are held on a monthly basis in Abbotsford.  Child-minding is provided. See the circle flyer.

 

Interior GRG Support Group

New Circle in Kelowna - Meets weekly. Child-minding provided. See flyer for info

Circle in development in Kamloops

Meets weekly. Child-minding provided. See flyer for info

Prince George GRG

• Kikino Metis Services Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Spirit of the Grandmothers Kikino Metis Children & Family Services Society. Grand parenting support group for grandparents who are raising and/or the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Assistance with negotiating MCFD and Income Assistance bureaucracies, one-on-one support and group support. No cost. Every other Tue 10:30am-12pm    Contact 250-563-1661  or 250-962-0600

• GRG Support Circle at Hadih House (2105 Pine St) Childcare and a snack are available Meet other Grandparents who want to be a part of a support network for each other. This group would like to have an emphasis on socializing and building and sharing resources for grandparents bringing up their grandchildren.  Contact : 250 563 7976 or email:hadihhouse@gmail.com  Please call to inquire about the time and day group runs.

Vancouver Island GRG Groups

Victoria Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle.

When:  Evening group meets every second Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

            Daytime group meets every second Tuesday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Location:  Both groups currently meet at Sands Funeral Home – 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria.

For more information and upcoming dates see our newsletter below, or, to join the group call:  250.384.8042 or toll free 1.877.345.9777.

Duncan Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

When:  Monthly on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 12 noon
For more information see our newsletter, or, to join the group call:  250.468.9658

Nanaimo Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

When:  Monthly on Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00 noon
For more information see our newsletter, or to join the group call:  250.468.9658 

Parksville Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

When:  Monthly on Monday from 10:30 to 12:00 noon

For more information see our newsletter, to join the group call:  250.468.9658

 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.

For more information see our Grand Connections newsletter.

Vancouver Island GRG Newsletter - Grand Connection

Why Join a GRG Circle?

What grandparents say about the Circles:

"It helps to meet other grandparents who have the same feelings and questions that I have, a must go groups!"

"The facilitators are wonderful, kind, caring, of good spirit, and concerned for how and what they do."

"It really helps, you are not alone and it gives you the opportunity to talk about your real feelings (good and bad)."