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Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice, formerly Youth for Chinese Seniors, have been serving low-income immigrant seniors in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver Coast Salish Territories since 2015. With a small team of staff and the support of over fifty volunteers, we provide outreach to isolated seniors, interpretation and translation services, advocacy and diverse programming. We build power in our community through intergenerational relationship building and by helping seniors overcome language and cultural barriers to services that meet their basic needs. We combine service provision and grassroots organizing, with a core belief that service work is political and that as a community, we have the tools we need to take care of one another. We empower seniors and youth to work together to improve their communities and tackle the difficult problems of oppression and violence. Our vision is of a Chinatown that is intergenerational and thriving, with accessible and culturally relevant services and an environment that cherishes our seniors and youth.
Yarrow recognizes and values the diversity of everyone in our community. As an organization we are committed to welcoming and affirming the human rights of all people, including people of colour, Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ people, sex workers, and people with disabilities.
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Since 2015, Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice 世代同行會 has been working with Chinese-speaking seniors to access medical support, housing, income, and government services. 對世代同行會而言，「將心比心 」象徵著大家互相給予的力量和愛。身爲社區的一份子，我們同心協力，互相鼓勵，互相支持，創造新的願景，讓未來的唐人街更加公平。
Finished August 7, 2022
Yarrow works to build a thriving, equitable, and intergenerational community in Chinatown. We are fundraising until March 19 to provide and enable services, advocacy, and education that develops youth and senior leadership and builds community power.
Finished September 15, 2021
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