Beyond the Conversation is a volunteer led initiative, driven with a passion to make life better for others. We support this objective through leadership training, building deeper relationships with our participants, volunteers, stakeholders and community partners.
People are experiencing loneliness and isolation, a reality that most of our Canadian-born, immigrant seniors, and refugee claimants are facing in life. With the desire to impart a difference within the community, -Amie Peacock started a project to help seniors in Metro Vancouver to learn conversational basic English. In 2014 Metro Vancouver Alliance led a successful campaign asking participants to identify the causes that lead to social isolation. The participants said that language barrier is the number one root cause. With this in mind, Beyond the Conversation started in November 2nd, 2015, success of our first launch was testified by having 95 seniors registered into our program. To date, we have 400 plus intergenerations who are involved -in the program, -with 21 locations in the lower mainland. These location comprise of businesses, community centres, neighborhood houses, churches, and local public libraries. Amie Peacock