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Here’s how to help ‘courageous’ women fleeing home for Tri-City shelter

Lorna Thomson, program manager, reflects on the resilience of women who flee domestic violence and seek shelter at Joy’s Place. Diane Strandberg The road from domestic violence to domestic peace in the Tri-Cities travels through Port Coquitlam. It’s at Joy’s Place, where women, often with children, make that journey from fear to strength. In a […]


Paying It Forward

MLA Mike Farnworth “Paying It Forward.”  Mr. Farnworth paying his ICBC Rebate Cheque forward to the Tri-City Transitions Society.  With this donation, everyone wins!! Donate


Back to school tips during COVID19

Back to school during COVID19: Tips for parents and caregivers It’s the end of summer and going back to school is challenging now more than ever as we are returning to school under COVID-19.  Many parents and caregivers are feeling unsure, overwhelmed and anxious. School boards across the country are now planning for a return […]


Loss and Grief

Loss and Grief Losing a loved one can be a painful experience which can lead to a path of grieving. In this process people often feel alone and overwhelmed with intense emotions that can last for months or years. Along with emotional symptoms of sadness, people can also experience physical symptoms. Which can include headaches […]


Seniors and COVID

  Seniors and COVID We are going through some unprecedented times experiencing the COVID 19 pandemic. This epidemic has affected us all in many ways. Many of us are feeling sad, stressed, anxious, scared and confused.  We have been advised to practice physical distancing to help control the spread of the virus which has resulted […]


Discussing Problems with Others

Discussing Problems with Others Communicating effectively where we feel heard can be a challenge. Below are some simple steps in assuring that you are saying what you mean in order to communicate and collaborate with the people around you. Plan and Practice beforehand. Select an appropriate time and place to talk. Be specific and descriptive. […]


PEACE GROUPS – Spring 2020

Guardians of children who are 3-11 years old (6 weeks) Topics include: attachment, struggle with behaviour, co-parenting, emotions, triggers, anxiety (fear), problem-solving techniques, etc.  Client will receive information prior to session with regard to topics including practice work for the following week.   Guardians of youth aged 12-18 (6 weeks) Topics include: attachment, struggling with […]



Self-Esteem In today’s world being successful is considered the key to happiness, whether it be in a personal life or professional one. We live in a very competitive society where there is a lot of emphasis on being strong and confident. We are expected to conquer and push ourselves in very stressful situations that requires […]