The CEED Centre Society is dedicated to community education on environment and development. Our mission is to foster the development of social connections and sustainable living practices within the community of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
We operate the CEED Centre Neighbourhood House in Maple Ridge, which offers free weekly programs out of our registered heritage building.
The Seniors Volunteer Inclusion Program (S-VIP), fondly called the KEEN Agers, provides a welcoming environment for seniors with dementia and their caregivers, or any senior, to participate in coffee meetings and off-site activities.
Artists of all abilities come to the CEED Centre Art Group on Tuesdays to share tips and gain inspiration.
And it's the Wednesday Community Discussion, a free forum, that connects people to the community.
Our Velorganix youth eco-employment program is designed to help anxious youth get a start in the workplace while demonstrating zero carbon emissions cargo transport.
To improve local food systems, we aspire to start an agrifood hub, which will aggregate small-farm products for the wholesale market.
We also operate two community gardens and promote organic gardening through workshops and pesticide alternatives education.
To connect all these endeavors, we are an action group of the local transition town, Golden Ears Transition Initiative (GETI), which will help to build resilience in the community to the environmental, social and economic challenges and opportunities in our future.
What People Are Saying
"Connecting people to their community is the surest way to build a resilient community that can weather all kinds of challenges. We connect and share information on how to make all living things thrive."
— Gerry Pinel