RayCam Critical Services Response during COVID 19

April 6th 2020

During this challenging time Ray-Cam Centre is operating Critical Services and Supports for our community that balances the needs of high risk community and the safety of staff and members.

Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre is located in the Downtown Eastside-Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver. The centre provides daycare and out of school care, child and family programs, programming and support to seniors and youth, as well as a variety of social recreational activities for residents of the Downtown Eastside-Strathcona neighbourhoods. As the majority of the community live below the poverty line, Ray-Cam provides free services and programs. The Centre is operated by the Board of Directors of the independent Ray-Cam Co-operative and Community Associations and operates in partnership with the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and BC Housing.

We have worked to ensure that while we are closed for public programming, we continue to offer key supports. As in the past during labour disruptions, we have worked to ensure that key services (childcare and family supports, seniors outreach and youth outreach) were declared essential services for the community.

There are staff at Ray-Cam during the closure to take calls and answer questions over the phone if you require support, available Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 6:00pm .