1. What is Gaia Community Care and Wellness Society?

Gaia Community Care and Wellness Society (Gaia Cares) is a charitable organization incorporated in British Columbia in 2018 that aims to support the health and wellness of Chinese and other older adults and their families. Through its programs and services, Gaia Cares provides seniors and those caring for them with the knowledge, skills, and nurturing support they need to ease the stresses of aging.

2. What programs does Gaia Cares offer?

Gaia Cares offers resources, workshops, seminars, and other services in Cantonese and Mandarin that promote health and wellness through exercise, healthy eating habits, horticulture interests, and effective self-care. Future programs will also be presented in English.

3. Is Gaia Cares a registered charity?

Yes. Gaia Cares received its status as a registered charity through Canada Revenue Agency , effective from April 1, 2019.

The charitable registration number is 74438 5089 RR0001.

4. Why does Gaia Cares collaborate with Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care?

Gaia Cares believes in “letting every idea bloom.” Since 1994, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care (Yee Hong) has been delivering high-quality, culturally appropriate services to Chinese and other ethnic seniors in Greater Toronto, and has become a model of excellence in culturally appropriate seniors’care. By partnering with Yee Hong, Gaia Cares does not need to reinvent the wheel. Instead, Gaia Cares is learning from Yee Hong’s proven, successful care model to establish its own services and programs to meet the needs of the Chinese and other ethnic seniors and family caregivers in Greater Vancouver. 

5. How do I donate to support Gaia Cares?

Gaia Cares gratefully accepts donations at its workshops and activities.

You can also mail your donations to:

Gaia Community Care and Wellness Society

#200 – 8877 Odlin Crescent

Richmond, B.C. V6X 3Z7

Gaia Cares also accepts online donations through PayPal. (Please note: you do not need to have a Paypal account to send us your donation.)

For more information please contact Gaia Cares office at info@gccws.ca or call 778-223-7236.

6. How can I become a volunteer?

Volunteer training opportunities are among Gaia Cares program and workshop offerings and are advertised on Gaia Cares promotional materials.