Welcome to the Burnside Gorge Community Association
A Unique & Innovative Community Centre
Extreme Weather Protocol
The Greater Victoria Extreme Weather Protocol (EWP) is a regional community program developed to address the shelter needs of homeless people during periods of harsh wind, rain, snow, and/or subzero temperatures. For shelter locations or more info visit the EWP website: vewp.net
Due to the holidays, the Burnside Gorge Community Centre will be operating with reduced hours. These times are subject to change - please call 250-388-5251 for current info:
December 1-17 & 19 (regular hours)
December 18, 22, 23, 29-31 and January 2nd, 2015
Saturdays & Sundays, Dec 13-Jan 10
December 25, 26 & Jan 1st, 2015
Family Centre drop-in programs
December 11, 2014 – January 6, 2015
Cliffside Youth Centre drop-in programs
December 22, 2014 – January 7, 2015
Best wishes for a safe holiday season!
Make the Holidays Brighter for a Family in Your Community
We are collecting donations for Christmas hampers for families in need in our community. We are looking for donations of non-perishable food items and gifts for children, teens and adults. Our focus is on families considered “working poor” as well as families who are involved in our programs. If you or your business is interested in making a donation or sponsoring a family, please contact Theresa James-Bates at 250-388-5251.
We are particularly in need of gifts for teens and adults. Useful gift ideas include personal hygiene and bath products, gift cards, gift certificates to restaurants and hair salons, movie passes and activity passes.
You can make a cash donation to help with the purchase of gift cards, food and gifts by making a secure online donation through our website (see the "Donate Today" button at the top right of this page) or sending a cheque made out to the Burnside Gorge Community Association, or contacting Theresa James-Bates at 250-388-5251.
Another opportunity to get into the holiday spirit is to sponsor a Family Christmas Hamper this year! Round up a group of your friends, family members or co-workers to sponsor a hamper and make the holidays brighter for a family in your community.
For more information on becoming a sponsor or donating, please call us at 250-388-5251.
Our address to mail your cheque or drop off donations:
Burnside Gorge Community Centre
471 Cecelia Road
Need Legal Advice?
Free Legal Clinic
BGCA will be hosting a weekly Legal Clinic on Tuesdays, from 2-3pm. Appointments are booked in 15 minutes increments. All legal questions welcome. Call 250-388-5251 to reserve a space!
Financial Navigator Pilot Program for Esquimalt Residents
The Financial Navigator Program is an opportunity to meet one-on-one for 90 minutes with a trained financial resource person, to get support regarding personal financial worries. The Financial Navigator will help clients to use simple tools and access resources in the community to work through problems. Return visits may be arranged based on client needs. For more information visit fern.communitycouncil.ca
Help Us Stay Afloat on the Harbour
- live or work in the Burnside Gorge community?
- have a desire to support the Burnside Gorge community?
- want to be involved in making Burnside Gorge a safer and more attractive community?
- have a passion for the Victoria harbour's commercial vitality?
- want to actively participate in supporting activities and commerce in the Victoria harbour?
If you answered yes to the above questions, the Board of Directors for the Burnside Gorge Community Association would like you to apply to join us and represent the community in a local harbour association!
Youth Self Sufficiency Program featured on Shaw TV Victoria
The Youth Self Sufficiency program supports youth in Ministry care, on Youth Agreements or without supports as they transition into adulthood. Visit our Media Page or click here to learn more about the YSS program.