GRG Support Circles in BC
Lower Mainland GRG Support Circles
Vancouver Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Circle
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
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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Nanaimo Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle
When: Monthly on Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00 noon
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)."