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Archway Toys for Tots Event to Collect Gifts at Sunday Event

Archway Toys for Tots Event to Collect Gifts at Sunday Event

Food Bank staff and event volunteers with the toy pile at the 2018 Toys for Tots Event.The 10th annual Toys for Tots event is being held this Sunday, November 27th at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. The event collects toys and donations for the Christmas...

Archway Recognizes Community Builders and Flood Heroes

Archway Recognizes Community Builders and Flood Heroes

Five local individuals and two organizations were honoured with Community Builders Awards (CBAs) Nov. 3 at The Reach Gallery. The awards were hosted and presented by Archway Community Services. Three individuals received Community Builder Awards along with four Flood...

Nominations Open for Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Nominations Open for Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Nominations are now open for the 20th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards. “It has been 20 years and we are thrilled to see how our communities have embraced Cultural Diversity Awards,” shared Manpreet Grewal, Director of Multicultural and Immigrant...

Xyólheméylh and Archway Enter Collaboration Agreement

Xyólheméylh and Archway Enter Collaboration Agreement

Laura-Dawn Wilkin and Kyla Darby signed the agreement on behalf of Xyólheméylh while Rod Santiago and Maria Cargnelli signed on behalf of Archway.The Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society, also known as Xyólheméylh, and Archway Community Services...

Welcoming 198 Afghan Refugees to Abbotsford

Welcoming 198 Afghan Refugees to Abbotsford

​198 government-sponsored Afghan refugees arrived in Abbotsford on September 15th and Sept 18th. This is the first large group of Afghans from a special charter to arrive in Abbotsford. Archway Community Services holds the contract to provide services to all...

The Cabin to Close in September

The Cabin to Close in September

The Cabin, a drop-in daytime centre for those experiencing homelessness, will be closing at the end of September.   The Cabin was funded through a one-year grant from Strengthening Communities Services Grant from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).  While the...

Nominations Open for Inclusive Employer Excellence Awards

Nominations Open for Inclusive Employer Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the Inclusive Employers Excellence Awards which celebrate employers and businesses in Abbotsford who create inclusive workplaces for people of all abilities. Three local non-profits who provide support to those with diverse abilities,...

Urban Farm Tours

Urban Farm Tours

The Archway Food Justice Program and Urban Farm have partnered to provide an exciting opportunity every other Tuesday this summer! We will be providing farm tours and interactive activities for community members who are interested in learning more about broader food...

Archway Charity Golf Tournament Raises $75,000

Archway Charity Golf Tournament Raises $75,000

Archway Community Services raised $75,000 for local community programs at its fifth annual charity golf tournament. The Archway Golf Tournament, presented by Sutton Group WestCoast Realty was held Tuesday, June 21st at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club.  “We’re over the...

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal Recipients

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal Recipients

On June 17th, 46 people were recognized for their achievements and contributions to the community with a Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medallion. This was one of the initiatives to honour Queen Elizabeth's 70 years of service and dedication to Canada as well as to...

10 Indigenous Events, Exhibits and Tours in the Fraser Valley

10 Indigenous Events, Exhibits and Tours in the Fraser Valley

Sonny McHalsie, a Stó:lō historian speaking about the draining of Sumas Lake  to a group of newcomers on a tour of Abbotsford history, services and attractions in 2019.  10 Indigenous Events, Exhibits and Tours in the Fraser Valley To mark National Indigenous History...

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)

Archway Community Services provides Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) support. From the day Government-Assisted Refugees arrive, they are greeted by the RAP team at their temporary lodgings.   A needs assessment is conducted to see what support is needed in each...

New Beginnings Parent Program Graduates Thank Community Partners

New Beginnings Parent Program Graduates Thank Community Partners

On Thursday, May 26th, the New Beginnings Parent program participants gathered to thank the community partners who helped them graduate in the midst of parenting at the annual Thank You Tea.   New Beginnings is a partnership between the Abbotsford School District,...

$25,000 Donation from Prospera to Fund Mental Wellness at Archway

$25,000 Donation from Prospera to Fund Mental Wellness at Archway

Prospera Credit Union has extended their support of mental wellness at Archway Community Services with a third $25,000 grant in three years. The funding will enable Mental Health First Aid training for staff and additional counselling hours for clients. Prospera first...

Abbotsford Canucks support flood relief efforts at Archway

Abbotsford Canucks support flood relief efforts at Archway

The Abbotsford Canucks presented Archway Community Services with a cheque for $250,000 to assist with the agency’s continued flood relief and resiliency efforts at the April 9th game. In total $1,170,000 has been donated this season to the local community through the...

Support for Displaced Ukrainians

Support for Displaced Ukrainians

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship recently announced that Canada is offering temporary federal support to help Ukrainians settle in their new communities. Settlement Program services, which are typically only available to permanent residents, will soon be extended...

Archway Celebrates Volunteers 2022

Archway Celebrates Volunteers 2022

We're so grateful to the hundreds of people who give of their time to volunteer at Archway. Please join us in saying thanks to volunteers who help make our community safer, more inclusive and stronger. Thank you for how much you care, and how much you provide in order...

International Women’s Day Celebration

International Women’s Day Celebration

The Archway Community Connections program hosted their 9th annual International Women’s Day celebration on March 11th at Central Heights Church. It is hard to put into words the significance that one event can have for those who are new to Canada, who are isolated due...

iA Financial Group Donates $25k for Senior Services at Archway

iA Financial Group Donates $25k for Senior Services at Archway

The iA Financial Group donated $25,000 to Archway Community Services to support services for seniors. iA Financial Group wanted to find a way to help out during the flooding and reached out to Archway. After mentioning their interest in helping seniors, their gift was...

Abbotsford Group Raises Awareness about Sexual Exploitation of Youth

Abbotsford Group Raises Awareness about Sexual Exploitation of Youth

The Abbotsford Community Action Team (ACAT) is raising awareness in Abbotsford middle and high schools about sexual exploitation. Sexual exploitation of youth is defined as any type of sexual activity with a youth in exchange for money, drugs, food, shelter or any...

Action Steps for Black History Month (and All Year)

Action Steps for Black History Month (and All Year)

Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honor the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. It is a time to learn more about these Canadian stories and the many other important contributions of Black...

Prospera Foundation grant to upgrade business platforms at Archway 

Prospera Foundation grant to upgrade business platforms at Archway 

From Left to Right - Archway Directors Tina Poudrier-Beck, Leah Wynsouw, Louise Smith and Rod SantiagoThe Prospera Foundation has given a $350,000 grant to Archway Community Services to implement a new business platform over the next five years. Archway Community...

Archway’s Toys for Tots Collects Over 1,500 Toys

Archway’s Toys for Tots Collects Over 1,500 Toys

Volunteer at theToys for Tots Drive Thru EventThe Archway Toys for Tots event collected more than 1,500 toys and $24,000 for gifts for children, youth and seniors on Friday, November 26th. “We weren’t sure how the turnout would be with the ongoing flooding, new...

Responding to the BC Floods

Responding to the BC Floods

Thank you to everyone who donated food, money and time to help out those affected by the floods. We are also grateful for the leadership of our city, local First Nations, police and departments as well as search and rescue and during this province-wide emergency. So...

Prospera Youth Angel Tree Project Celebrates 10th Years

Prospera Youth Angel Tree Project Celebrates 10th Years

Prospera Credit Union is collecting gifts for youth in need with their tenth annual Youth Angel Tree Project. The program began in 2011 after Prospera staff met with Archway staff and realized that there was an unmet need in providing Christmas gifts specifically for...

Archway Toys for Tots Changes Venues Due to Flooding

Archway Toys for Tots Changes Venues Due to Flooding

The Clarion Hotel’s Toys for Tots event benefitting the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford will now be held at the Abbotsford Centre due to flooding at the hotel.  “The Clarion Hotel have been long-term partners in this event and despite everything the hotel industry has...

Christmas Gift Wrapping at Seven Oaks Mall

Christmas Gift Wrapping at Seven Oaks Mall

Christmas Gift Wrapping at Seven Oaks MallLooking to Get Gifts Wrapped?  Save time during the busy holiday season while supporting Archway and newcomers to Canada. The booth will be by the former Guest Services outside the Bay Entrance in the Sevenoaks Shopping...

Archway Community Builders Awards to Stream Live on October 28th

Archway Community Builders Awards to Stream Live on October 28th

Archway Community Builders Awards to Stream Live on October 28thMichael Adkins, Betty Johnson, Kevin Murray and the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice are being honoured for their contributions to the community at the annual Archway Community Builders Awards. A...

Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program holds Pumpkin Decorating Day

Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program holds Pumpkin Decorating Day

The Abbotsford Mission Recycling Program will host its annual Day of Pumpkin Decorating on Saturday, Oct. 23rd.  The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the recycling depot at 33670 Valley Rd. in Abbotsford. Families will have the option of decorating onsite while...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Events in the Fraser Valley

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Events in the Fraser Valley

The events listed below took place in 2021. To see the list of 2022 events for the 2nd annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation please click here.National Aboriginal Day Awareness event held in 2014 at UFV. University of the Fraser Valley, CC BY 2.0, via...

Archway Charity Golf Tournament Raises $70,000

Archway Charity Golf Tournament Raises $70,000

 Archway Golf Committee members Dilraj Brar, Janis Mitchell, Eric Heath and Steve CarltonArchway Community Services raised $70,000 for local community programs at its fourth annual charity golf tournament. The Archway Golf Tournament, presented by Sutton Group...

Archway Charity Golf Online Auction

Archway Charity Golf Online Auction

The auction component of the Archway Golf Tournament is going online and is open to the public for the first time. The auction has now started and will be open until June 24th. Some of the auction highlights include two team signed Canucks jerseys, a VIP dining...

Educational Resources on Residential Schools

Educational Resources on Residential Schools

Display outside of a church on the Stoney Indian Reserve in Alberta that mourns the loss of children in residential schools I believe the most important part of learning about residential schools is that the we must all educate themselves.  Placing the words...

Nominations Open for Archway Community Builders’ Awards

Nominations Open for Archway Community Builders’ Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Community Builders’ Awards organized by Archway Community Services. The awards honor outstanding individuals and organizations who work tirelessly, passionately and collaboratively to make our community a better place in...

Archway celebrates Volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2021

Archway celebrates Volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2021

“I want to thank you volunteers for who you are for us here at Archway, and to our community. What you do provides opportunities for others. Especially during a time of COVID when people are more isolated. I want to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you for how...

Registration Now Open for 8th Annual Environmental Mind Grind

Registration Now Open for 8th Annual Environmental Mind Grind

Virtual Trivia Competition on April 22nd invites Abbotsford and Mission students.   Registration for the 2021 Environmental Mind Grind on April 22nd is now open.  The trivia-based competition is open to middle and high school students in Grades 6 - 12 from Abbotsford...

ACAT Raises Awareness in Local Schools About Sexual Exploitation

ACAT Raises Awareness in Local Schools About Sexual Exploitation

The Abbotsford Community Action Team (ACAT) is raising awareness in Abbotsford middle and high schools about sexual exploitation through posters, stickers and online information.   The posters feature four of the possible warning signs of sexual exploitation which...

Virtual Cultural Diversity Awards to Feature Speaker Jam Gamble

Virtual Cultural Diversity Awards to Feature Speaker Jam Gamble

The 18th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10th will be a virtual event for the first time.  Although the event will look different, organizers felt it was important to continue recognizing individuals and organizations who celebrate and champion...