Welcome to the Burnside Gorge Community Association
A Unique & Innovative Community Centre
Emergency Shelter Info During Extreme Weather Conditions
The Greather Victoria Emergency Weather Protocol helps provide shelter for homeless people during periods of harsh wind, rain, snow, and/or subzero temperatures. When extreme weather conditions are predicted and year-round shelter beds are full, participating organizations implement the Extreme Weather Protocol by opening up additional shelters and moving to overflow beds.
For up-to-date info on emergency shelter locations visit their website here: http://vewp.net/
Parking Lot Closure: December 5, 6 and 13
UPDATE - Dec 6: Due to weather conditions the work in our parking lot has been postponed, so the parking lot will be open on Dec 7. Work will resume on Tuesday, December 13 so the parking lot will be closed for the morning and part of the afternoon.
Nov 29: Our parking lot will be closed all day Monday to Wednesday, December 5-7. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Please use the two-hour street parking, the three-hour parking lot in Cecelia Ravine Park (off Burnside Rd West at Alpha St, behind the SPCA) or at Burnside Campus (3130 Jutland rd).
BGCA is Hiring
We are currently seeking a full-time Family Outreach Worker and casual Out-of-School-Care Leaders. Please see the Employment Opportunities page details.
December 1 – 16: 7:30am-7pm, Mon to Thurs; Fri until 6pm.
December 19 – 23: 7:30am-6pm, Mon-Fri.
December 28 – 30: 8:30am-4:30pm, Wed-Fri.
Closed: weekends, December 26-27 and January 2.
Drop-In Program Closures
Family Centre: closed December 8 – 29. Reopens January 3.
Seniors Lunch ‘n Learn: closed December 22 – 29. Reopens January 5.
Family Self Sufficiency Program Accepting Applications
Do you worry about your finances? Do you have concerns about debt? Are you on the Rental Assistance Program or do you live in subsidized housing? The Family Self Sufficiency Program is currently accepting applications. Call today to speak with an FSS Advisor, 250-388-5251. Learn more about the Family Self Sufficiency Program here.
Need Legal Advice?
The Burnside Gorge Community Centre hosts a free, weekly Legal Clinic on Tuesdays, from 2-3pm. Appointments are booked in 15 minute increments. All legal questions welcome. Call 250-388-5251 to book your appointment.
Own Your Block
Is there graffiti on the telephone poles in your neighbourhood? Revitalize them with your own paint-out kit! Click here for details.
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.