On September 13, several DDA programs participated in the Vancouver Foundation’s ‘On The Table’ initiative. The participating programs and groups shared a meal and discussed a variety of topics that were important to them.
‘On The Table’ was created in response to research done by Vancouver Foundation that showed many people are feeling lonely and disconnected. To address this, they encouraged groups to discuss topics that mattered while sharing a meal together. This initiative brought together 361 hosts and over 4,500 participants across British Columbia.
Among the groups that took part was DDA’s Vietnamese Family Support Group. About 18 people came together, shared lasagna and caesar salad, and talked about the upcoming municipal election. Paul Hendren, City of Vancouver Election Outreach Lead, came and shared information about the Mayor’s office, the council and school Trustees. It was a great night.