Ongoing Project: Virtual Community for South Asian Seniors
Our ongoing project is a heartwarming initiative aimed at equipping senior immigrants with valuable digital literacy skills. We recognize that many seniors who have immigrated to our community may face challenges in adapting to the digital age, and we are dedicated to bridging this digital divide. Through a series of engaging workshops, one-on-one training, and a supportive learning environment, we are empowering these seniors with the knowledge and confidence they need to navigate the digital world. This project represents our commitment to fostering inclusivity, enabling social connections, and ensuring that senior immigrants can fully participate in our ever-evolving digital society.
Screentime with Seniors
Many immigrants, refugees and temporary foreign workers are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are experiencing tremendous challenges in meeting their daily needs (e.g. food, income support etc.). VOICE comes forward to provide support with the food and groceries partnering with community members and distribute food hampers and household stuff to the doors of the affected people.
The catastrophic hailstorm on June the 13th 2020 significantly damaged hundreds of houses and vehicles of residents in northeast Calgary who are mostly immigrants and refugees. The pandemic and the economic downturn made the damage more challenging for many residents. VOICE takes a lead to step up for the community and provides financial support to northeast residents in Calgary to repair their broken windshields and backglasses and make the cars drivable.
Our team raised over $6000 and helped 25 families with their front and or back windshield that was completely damaged by the June 13 devasting hailstorm in the N.E. Calgary. These families, with only 3rd party insurance were struggling to pay for the repairs. At our call community members from various backgrounds stepped up including teachers from a school in Taradale who pooled their donations. We are extremely grateful for your support towards this project.