Cameray Child and Family Services is a registered non-profit agency that relies on government funding and private donations to operate.
Since 1972, Cameray Child & Family Services has been offering free counselling, education, outreach and advocacy services to residents of Burnaby and New Westminster in the pursuit of strengthening families. There is limited government funding, so we rely on private donations so we can continue to provide services to children and families in greatest need.
Four Ways to Donate:
Donate securely and easily through Canada Helps where you will be eligible for a tax receipt.
Physical Drop Off
We accept cash, cheques, and donations of gift cards and certain goods at 201 – 5623 Imperial Street, in Burnaby. Give us a call first to check that someone will be available to accept your donation and that what you’d like to donate is on our wishlist or the wishlist of one of our families.
We are always looking for volunteer childminders, interpreters, group facilitators, and more. If you are looking to volunteer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 604-436-9449.
Check out our Cameray Wish List below for a list of items our organization can use to provide better quality services to the families we serve. You can drop off the items yourself or have them shipped directly to our office.
Make an Impact
Our programs have big impacts in our community. Our clients experience competent, thorough support that better equips them to be involved in the community and not just reside here.
“I wish to thank the Parent Support Team at Cameray for the amazing resources and support my family and I have received over the past year.”Early Years Parent Support Program Client
Our programs are available only because of donor support and government funding.
We offer many ways you can donate to us, including donating directly and securely through Canada Helps where you can receive a tax receipt for your donation; donating gift cards and other necessities for some of our programs; or purchasing items from our wish list that help our programs run. More information on how we use your donations and the many ways you can donate to us are outlined below.
We know what we are doing is helping our community.
“At Cameray I have received the education that I needed about mind sets to promote mental health, brain development, family dynamics, how to manage conflict, how to cope with difficult behaviors, and how to take care of myself better so that I can be the best possible mother for my child.”Counselling Program Client
How Are Your Donations Used?
To provide quality programs:
We can use large donations to provide specific programming such as Parent-Child Mother Goose, Nobody’s Perfect, CONNECT Parenting Program, Family Literacy Circle, and many more! Donations include covering costs of facilitators, healthy snacks, childcare, participant resources, and transportation (bus tickets).
To improve and supply existing programs:
Smaller donations can help us improve the quality of existing programs by providing things like: art supplies for art therapy, toys for child care and play therapy, healthy food for session and group snacks, bus tickets for families that need to take public transit, etc.
To further train staff and provide continuing education:
We want to make sure our clients get the very best care based using the latest research and methodology.
To advertise and promote our programming:
Serving both Burnaby and New Westminster, it is important that we are able to reach everyone who will benefit from our programs.
To go DIRECTLY to families in need involved with our organization:
We often provide gift baskets, Christmas gifts, new and used books, new and used toys, and gift cards to our high needs children, youth, and families.