Survivor Services

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, with generous support from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, offers a range of services to benefit local Holocaust survivors.

A part-time Survivor Services Coordinator assists in assessing and meeting the needs of local survivors, including:

  • Group support
  • Referrals for professional counselling
  • Housing and health care advocacy
  • Restitution and compensation assistance
  • Social and educational activities
  • Financial aid for those who meet the strict income guidelines

Contact us for more information about these services.

Child Survivor Group

Child survivors and hidden children meet weekly to tell stories and discuss a variety of topics of common interest such as aging, health issues, relationships, reparations, family and Judaism. They produce the No Longer Alone section in Zachor and hold special events throughout the year.

Russian Survivor Group

Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors gather regularly to maintain connection, friendship and mutual support.

Second Generation Group

Children of Holocaust survivors share their experiences among peers in the Second Generation Group.

Holocaust Restitution Information

The VHEC provides current information on a variety of restitution and compensation funds. Survivors can request assistance in filling out restitution and compensation claim forms. Forms may be used to apply for compensation including pensions and one-time payments and social welfare services.

Download claims forms from the Claims Conference website.

Contact us for more information.

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services provides assistance to eligible Holocaust survivors. Funded by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, JFS offers support for survivors who meet strict income guidelines.

For more information, contact JFS Seniors Services at 604-257-5151.