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Spectrum’s office will be closed December 25th, 26th and January 1st!


VCB Free Holiday Concert

The Vancouver Concert Band is holding a free free holiday themed concert and everyone is invited! They will be performing at Tinseltown (International Village). Parking is available underground and is also free.

WHEN: Wednesday December 20th, 7 – 8:15pm

WHERE: International Village Mall, 88 W Pender St.


Warm-Up Foods Near Coquitlam's Lafarge Lake Holiday Lights - West Coast Food

CNH’s Holiday Light Tour

CNH’s Seniors’ Shuttle Tour is hosting a Holiday Light Tour for seniors in the community for only $5! The tour destinations will be to Lafarge Lake on Wednesday December 13th, and the Burnaby Village Museum on Friday December 22nd. Folks are asked to meet at the Main House (5288 Joyce St) at 4pm both days. Snacks and hot chocolate will be provided!

WHEN: Wednesday December 13th & Friday December 22nd, 4 – 8pm

WHERE: CNH Main House, 5288 Joyce Street

For more information and to register please call (604)535-0375 or email


PNE Winter Fair

The PNE Winter Fair Presented by BCAA is back December 14th – 23rd! Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that that they operate fully cashless procedures. They accept debit/credit and PNE gift cards.

The event has partnered with the “Access 2 Program” so those who have an attendant can show their Access 2 card and receive a complimentary gate entrance admission with the purchase of a Gate Pass.

Accessible washrooms are available throughout the fair, and for more information on accessibility please contact the Guest experience Team at

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets


Cold Weather Warning Bc

Get Prepared for Winter Weather!

Winter is on its way, so now’s the time to start preparing for the months ahead. There will be a greater risk for severe weather which can be a risk to your safety in many ways, and it is always a good idea to prepare for the worst. Here are some recommendations from the BC government on how to best prepare:

  1. Create and maintain an emergency plan. Prepared BC has a fill-in-the-blanks Home Emergency Plan available to help you get started along with resources for those with disabilities.
  2. Identify a winter weather buddy. If you or someone you know experiences mobility issues it can be a good idea to have a friend to help out with tasks such as with shoveling snow and running errands if leaving the home is challenging.
  3. Prepare your home. Ensure you have good insulation, and weather stripping along doors and windows if necessary, and keep a shovel and salt on hand. Removing snow from walkways can reduce slips and falls.
  4. Prepare your vehicle. Install winter tires and keep your tank at least half full at all times. It can be a good idea to keep winter-specific emergency items on hand.
  5. Use appropriate clothing and gear. Hats, gloves and wearing multiple layers of clothes help prevent heat loss. Bright clothes and shoes that are waterproof with good grip is recommended.
  6. Follow trusted sources for information. Environment and Climate Change Canada is a good source for weather alerts. First Nations Health Authority and Emergency Info BC are also reliable sources.


Winter Troutfest: Skate and Play Gym - Trout Lake Community Centre

Winter Troutfest

Trout Lake Community Centre Association in partnership with the Vancouver Park Board is holding this FREE community event to celebrate the wonders of winter! There will be crafts, play gym and public skating. There will be a limited number of skates and helmets available to rent for free.

WHEN: Sunday December 17th, 12:30 – 3:30pm

WHERE: Trout Lake Community Centre, Gymnasium

Click here to register


CNH’s Community Lunch Menu for December

Tuesday, December 12: Beef barley soup, egg salad sandwich, salad, chocolate chip cookies

Thursday, December 14: Closed for the Seniors’ Holiday Luncheon



CLBC Resources for Aging Families

CLBC Community Councils have been trying to raise awareness on the challenges of aging, and the planning supports available to individuals and families supported by CLBC who are getting older. Here is a list of recommended supports:


For those receiving benefits with Spectrum, we offer our EAP (Employee Assistance Program) to provide 24/7 confidential support to our employees. If you are not currently receiving group benefits but are in need of support, please reach out to your supervisor or Human Resources at so we can provide you with accessible options of support. For immediate access to set up assistance, you can click here: Lumino VC ( OR download the app directly onto your smart device by going to the App Store and searching Lumino Health Virtual Care. The graphic is as follows and you will need your benefit group number and Access ID to set it up:

When accessing EAP via the app is not possible:

·       Plan members can get access to immediate help through their EAP by calling 1-844-342-3327A Member Service Specialist will assess your needs and coordinate care with the appropriate resources.

Plan members are also able to access the EAP through the app or online.

If you or your dependents are having trouble using the app or website and need help accessing your account, they can:

For questions regarding benefits plan information, you can

*Applies to all Lumino Health Virtual Care products – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Primary Care, Stress Management & Well-Being

Spectrum recognizes that our teams do an incredible job of supporting people in our services. The work that each of you do is valuable and at times, difficult. Please do honor what your body/mind may be communicating. If you feel increased stress or grief, please pay attention to those signals and reach out to the EAP or us for resources of support.


What is happening in Vancouver in December?

Click on the link below to see what’s happening:


Employee Referral Program Vector Art, Icons, and Graphics for Free Download

Is there anyone you know that is looking for meaningful work?

If you have a friend, family member or meet someone in the community that is interested in joining the team and you refer them to Spectrum, you could be eligible for a referral bonus!

If the person referred is hired and maintains at least 6 months of consistent employment with Spectrum, we will award a $250 Referral Bonus.

*for more information on the program, please email

We thank you for bringing us quality applicants/employees!