Due to COVID-19 some of our programs have been modified. For information about our current programs and services please refer to our newsletter or Facebook Page.
Healthy Breakfast - Wednesday & Friday, 9:00 am -10:00 am
Family Playgroup - Thursday, 10:00 am - 12 pm
Clothing Room - Open during regular hours
Faxing and Copying
Emergency Food Program
Diapers and Formula
Saint John Bike Share Program
Crafts and Conversation
One-On-One Emotional Support
Board Game Nights
Food Purchasing Club
Healthy Snack Pop Ups
Christmas Tree Lighting
Holiday Pop-ups, Contests, and Events
March Break Hang Out
Healthy Snack Wagon
Book Wagon - Mobile Library
Games in the Garden
The CVRC provides free programs, services, and information on resources that will help residents make positive changes for themselves, their families and community.
With the exception of the Food Purchasing Club, all services and programs are free.
The Growing Place is a unique, year-round, community garden facility run by CVRC. Currently, 42 outdoor plots and 26 indoor plots in our one-of-a-kind community greenhouse are ready for planting. Educational workshops on gardening and food related topic run throughout the growing season. The garden features a smooth ground surface and seven raised plots to allow use by those with mobility limitations.
Monthly events such as movie nights, board game nights, and book giveaways.
Saint John Bike Share program has repaired and distributed approximately 650 bikes and helmets for residents throughout the city. This programs helps kids and adults get exercise, attend school or work, get groceries and generally get from point A to point B.
“I like that I was able to get a bike so I can ride to the plaza and to the YMCA!” - Bike recipient, age 12
CVRC offers a variety of food related programs and services, with a focus of offering simple, healthy food.
Every Thursday morning from 10 am-12 noon the Family Resource Centre offers a FREE family play group for children aged 0-5 and their parents or caregivers. Play groups offer snacks, crafts and story time and a chance to meet other families. As a parent or caregiver you can get parenting support and learn new ways to improve your child’s development and well-being. Drop-in, register at first visit. Note: Playgroup does not operate during the summer.
Each summer, CVRC offers a seven week summer camp for local kids.
CVRC is a distribution depot for the SJ Food Purchasing Club, a bulk buying program that offers a monthly opportunity to buy fresh produce at an affordable rate.
Pay for the order size you want ($15 for one large bag or $25 for two bags) and get a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables each month. Pick up your order the following week on pick-up day, 12:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
You do not need to buy an order every month – just when it is beneficial to you.
Call us for more information.
2023 Order and Pick Up Dates
January - Money due Jan 13 | Pick up Jan 20
February - Money due Feb 10 | Pick up Feb 17
March - Money due Mar 17 | Pick up Mar 24
April - Money due April 14 | Pick up April 21
May - Money due May 12 | Pick up May 19
June - Money due June 16 | Pick up June 23
July - Money due July 14 | Pick up July 21
August - Money due Aug 11 | Pick up Aug 18
September - Money due Sept 15 | Pick up Sept 22
October - Money due Oct 13 | Pick up Oct 20
November - Money due Nov 10 | Pick up Nov 17
December - Money due Dec 8 | Pick up Dec 15