ABC has also formed a partnership with the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM). The UWLM has put out a call for one-time, small, competitive grants to community organizations that serve older British Columbians.

Grant proposals provide innovative ways to support vulnerable seniors to be physically active, enable older adult’s independence and enhance social connectedness. 

 Funded projects promote: 

  • movement and physical activities such as use of public transportation, gardening, hiking, walking, dancing, swimming and offer ways to reduce older adult’s sedentary behaviours such as sitting and watching TV;
  • older adults’ desire to remain mobile and independent, informed and up-to-date and responsible for their personal affairs
  • social connections through social, educational and/or recreational opportunities. 

Funded projects: 

Location Agency Project













Lower
mainland








Burnaby

Burnaby Neighbourhood
House Society
Seniors Connected

Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Community Services

Let's Walk and Roll! 
Seniors Activity Project

New
Westminster

Seniors Services Society
of BC

Fun, Food and Fitness
with Friends 55+

North
Vancouver

North Shore Keep Well
Society

Exercise and Wellness
Program for Seniors

North
Vancouver

Hollyburn Family Services
Society

Seniors at Risk Outreach

Richmond

Sharing Farm Society Greenhouse Social Club:
Age Friendly Gardening
for Active Seniors

Squamish

Sea to Sky Community
Services Society
Men's Shed Mentorship
Program

Surrey
-Whalley

Seniors Come Share Society Inter-Cultural Share and
Care Seniors Program

Vancouver
-East

REACH Community Health
Centre Association
Seniors in Action

Vancouver
-East

Ray-Cam Community
Association Ray-Cam
Co-Operative Centre
Elders Connect: Action
and Cultural Enhancement
(ACE)

Vancouver
- East/Burnaby

Sasamat Outdoor Centre
- Belcarra
The Alder's Club

Vancouver
- East/Strathcona

Vancouver Second Mile
Society
Neighbourhood Helpers
Chinese Outreach Project

Vancouver
- East/Strathcona

Atira Development Society Youth For Chinese Seniors

Vancouver
- Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant
Neighbourhood House
Seniors L.E.A.P (Leadership,
Education, Activity, and
Participation) Project

Vancouver
- South

South Vancouver
Neighbourhood House
South Vancouver Seniors
Hub: ESL Activity and
Conversation Circles

Vancouver
- West End

Gordon Neighbourhood
House
West End Seniors in
Action Project


Interior

Invermere

Family Dynamix Association Active Aging

Creston

Valley Community Services
Society
Living Well 

West Kelowna,
Peachland

Westside Health Network
Society
Walk N' Talk for Your Life



North

Prince George

Prince George Native
Friendship Centre
Getting active; getting
informed

Hixon 

Hixon Seniors Activity
Society
Enhancing and Maintaining
the Quallity of Life for Seniors
in Hixon











Island

Duncan

British Columbia Forest
Discovery Centre
Pollinator Conservation
Teaching Garden and Bee
Sanctuary (Bee Garden)

Campbell River

Campbell River & District
Adult Care Society
Seniors Exercise & Lunch
Program

Gabriola Island

People for a Healthy Community
on Gabriola Island Society
Islanders Stepping Up
Stepping Out

Port Hardy

Hardy Bay Senior Citizens
Society  (HBSCS)
Promoting Active Aging
for Seniors at the Centre

Victoria
- Oak Bay

Oak Bay Volunteer Services
Society
Oak Bay Seniors Active
Aging

Pender Islands

Pender Islands Health Care
Society
Community Gathering
Program

Quadra Island

Quadra Circle Community
Connections Society
Quadra Seniors Get
Moving


Fraser
Valley 

Hope

Hope Community Services Hope Seniors Active
Aging Project

Seabird Island

Seabird Island Band/Seabird
Island Community School
Society, Lalme’ Iwesawtexw
Building health and
wellness through
Tai Chi