Hannah Wade

My name is Hannah Wade. I graduated from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with an Honours in Psychology degree. I am currently in my final year of my Bachelor of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University and in…

Laura Girardo

I was born with a congenital heart condition, which consisted of two open-heart surgeries under the age of one. These traumatic surgeries left me on a heart-lung machine. This risk developed into a hearing loss. I have a severe to…

Karina Cotran

I was born with moderate hearing loss. I actually spoke pretty well as a child, and managed to elude my hearing parents by lipreading. When I was three years old, I was diagnosed with moderate hearing loss in both ears…

Lazer Tag Extravaganza!

Reflection from Jessica Niemela, BC Buddies Coordinator Last Saturday’s BC Buddies Lazer Tag Extravaganza was a blast! Once everyone arrived at Planet Lazer, we created our nick names for the games. The names were quite creative-Providence, Fortnite, Chestnut, RayRay- just…

This Rocks!

This Rocks! 5,000 square feet of climbing terrain, 53 ropes and 6 excited youths…BC Buddies’ first field trip took participants to new heights. A rock climbing activity was chosen as we wanted to challenge the youth in trying something new,…

Upcoming Events in 2019

Sep 22nd – CHHA Walk2Hear + YA Social @ Jericho Beach, Vancouver

Sep 24th to 26th – PSP Outreach @ Kootenays Region

Sep 27th to 29thFamily Weekend Camp @ Camp Jubilee (all ages)

Oct 18th – YA Social @ Playland Fright Night, Vancouver (ages 18+)

Oct 26th BC Buddies @ Lower Mainland (ages 8 to 15)

Nov 2nd – Empowering Girls of Tomorrow (ages 13+)

Nov 9thBC Buddies @ Kamloops (ages 8 to 15)

Nov 13/14th – UBC Mix n’ Mingle Night (ages 18+)

Nov 15th – YA Social: Games Night (ages 18+)

Dec 7th – YA Social: Christmas Party (ages 18+)

August Update

Hi there! Hope everyone is having a great summer!  In case you haven’t noticed, there have been several updates on this site since June.  Be sure to check back here in September for announcements about BC Buddies & workshops.  Contact…

To Kelowna We Go

On March 7th 2016, for the first time ever, the Peer Support Program extended its reach out of the Lower Mainland into Kelowna to co-present a workshop on post-secondary transition. We continue to work closely with three other community agencies:…

A Success!

On February 20, 2016 the CHHA-BC Youth Peer Support Program had its second networking event: the BC Buddies. 13 students aged 10 to 16 from around the Lower Mainland came together for an afternoon of fun games with pizzas and…