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.
We currently offer four youth mental health programs (Go Figure youth support group, Mentor Training, Mentor Matching, Outreach for homeless youth) under the Blue Door Youth Services bannner. Seniors with dementia and their caregivers join us weekly for the Seniors Activity Group. Artists come for Warren's Free Art Workshops on Tuesdays. And it's the Wednesday Community Discussion, a free forum, that connects people to the community.
To improve local food systems, we are establishing 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.