Healthy Breakfast - Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am -10:00 am
Community Health Nurse - Monday,
10:00am - 11:30 am
Family Playgroup - Thursday, 10:00 am - 12 pm
Clothing Room - Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Faxing and Copying
Diapers and Formula
Saint John Bike Share Program
Crafts and Conversation
Community Police Officer
Board Game Nights
Lettuce Eat Cooking Program
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
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, 35 plots ready for planting and our one-of-a-kind community greenhouse will be ready this spring, providing an additional 26 plots. Educational workshops on gardening and food related topic will run throughout the season. When complete, the garden will feature 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.
2020 Order and Pick Up Dates
January - Money due Jan 17 | Pick up Jan 24
February - Money due Feb 14 | Pick up Feb 21
March - Money due Mar 13 | Pick up Mar 20
April - Money due April 9 (Thursday) | Pick up April 17
May - Money due May 15 | Pick up May 22
June - Money due June 12 | Pick up June 19
July - Money due July 17 | Pick up July 24
August - Money due Aug 14 | Pick up Aug 21
September - Money due Sept 11 | Pick up Sept 18
October - Money due Oct 16 | Pick up Oct 18
November - Money due Nov 13 | Pick up Nov 20
December - Money due Dec 11 | Pick up Dec 18