Our Vision

A caring and healthy community that people grow towards the wholeness of life with physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellness.

Our Mission

The mission of the Living Water Counselling Centre (LWCC) is dedicated to help individuals, couples, and families of Chinese ethnics with life situations to grow towards wholeness of life through Counselling/Psychotherapy, Spiritual Formation, Education, and Training.  In addition, we endeavour to build a caring and healthy community through partnerships with social services networks, Christian communities, and multi-disciplinary professionals.

Living Water Counselling Centre is a professional counseling organization driven by the spirit of the love of Jesus Christ for humankind.  We also provide public education workshops and other professional services.  We value and believe in the wholeness (physical, mental, social, and spiritual) of life, family values and functions to be preserved, marriages to be enriched, broken relationship to be restored, soul to be healed, and spirituality to be grown, with dedication to strengthen the wellness of individuals, couples, families and groups for the building of a caring and healthy community.

Our History

1986-1990

  • October 1, 1986:  The Ontario Chinese Christian Medical Fellowship, our mother organization, established a Planning Committee and started recruitment.
  • January 15, 1987:  LWCC officially opened at 3850 Finch Avenue East, Suite 208 in Scarborough, beginning to serve the Chinese community in the GTA with holistic personal counselling, education and training, thereby healing relationships, nurturing marriages and families, and strengthening the community.
  • Raised community awareness of counselling and psychological health, through radio and television programs/interviews, newspaper columns, talks and workshops.

1991-1995

  • Registered as a charitable organization; formed a new board of directors; and organized the 7th Anniversary celebration and vision sharing evening.
  • Hired additional staff, increasing co-operative efforts with churches and social agencies; made more use of public media in strengthening education for immigrants in the areas of psychological health, marriage and family.
  • Participated in the 1994 International Year of The Family by organizing a large-scale education week for the community, and publishing a booklet on psychological health of immigrant families.
  • Started course in peer counselling and regular discussions with church pastors.

1996-2000

  • Organized workshop series, support groups, camps and retreats, targeting individuals, couples and families in different stages of life.
  • Promoted psychological and spiritual health through stage productions (play, musical), walkathons, etc.
  • Organized a large-scale public symposium for counsellors and people-helping professionals, entitled “The Canadian Chinese Mosaic – A Community in Flux, to Better Understand…To Better Serve”, to promote awareness and co-operation in the psychological health of immigrants.
  • Established a satellite counselling centre in Mississauga; and started internship programs.

2001-2005

  • Provided training to three churches, strategically located in north, central and south GTA, in establishing parenting support groups, and assisted them to do so.
  • Started a radio program for people-helping professionals;  joined the Chinese Mental Health Network (CMHN) and collaborated in a parenting series for Mandarin speakers.
  • Hired staff for Mandarin ministries;  partnered with 13 Mandarin-speaking churches and 2 social agencies in organizing a week of activities to promote awareness in physical, psychological and spiritual health, and a symposium on “Mental Health and the Church”.
  • Held a large-scale seminar on “30-50 Life Transformation”;  released a CD series and established a continuing education course on Peer Caring.

2006-2010

  • Celebrated our 20th Anniversary with a public symposium on holistic personal growth, conducted in Cantonese and Mandarin, and a banquet.
  • Added staff and a Spiritual Direction ministry; started courses in Spiritual Formation, Recovering from Divorce and Male & Female EQ, and a Caregiver course for churches.
  • Moved to a new rental location at 165 East Beaver Creek Road, Units 9 & 33 in Richmond Hill and commenced plans for purchasing the 2 properties.
  • Joined the Chinese Mental Health Initiative (CMHI); started a support group for church pastors to promote dialogue and collaboration in psychological and spiritual caring and related training.

2011-2012

  • September 11, 2011:  Special vision-sharing and fund-raising dinner
  • December 1, 2011:  Received sufficient funds from donations and loans to purchase the office properties.
  • February 25, 2012:  Office dedication ceremony, renewing the theme, “Connecting & Transforming”.
  • August 27, 2012:  Started video training in Panama, on caring and psycho-spiritual health.
  • September 14, 2012:  Conducted a seminar on “A New Paradigm for Strengthening Chinese Immigrant Families”.
  • September 30, 2012:  25th Anniversary celebration and fund-raising dinner.

2013-2015

  • Re-organized staffing in 2013 and 2014.
  • March 2014:  Vision-sharing and fund-raising dinner.
  • September 2014:  “Love in a World of Turmoil” – 27th Anniversary celebration and fund-raising dinner.
  • September 2014:  Successfully completed the required changeover to the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
  • November 2014:  Completed a 3-year (2014-2017) Strategic Plan
  • January 2015:  Recruited three part-time positions – Director of Resources Development, Director of Training & Development and Holistic Health Coordinator, continuing to enhance partnerships with other social agencies and be sensitive to the needs of the community, fostering holistic health of individuals.

 

1986-1990

  • 1986 年 10 月 1 日 年安省華人基督徒醫學團契 (OCCMF – Ontario Chinese Medical Fellowship) —「泉源」的母機構,成立策動委員會,徵聘適合同工,開創事工
  • 1987 年 1 月 15 日正式在仕嘉堡,3850 Finch Ave. E., Suite 208,開啟「泉源輔導中心」,為大多巿華裔社區提供全人輔導,教育及培訓,醫治關係,滋養婚姻家庭,建構社康
  • 透過電台,電視,報章及大小型講座提升人們對輔導及心理健康認識,推廣服務

1991-1995

  • 邁向獨立成長,拓展深入民心的多元陣線
    組織新董事會,註冊成為非牟利及慈善機構,舉辦成立 7 週年大型誌慶及異象分享晚
  • 增聘同工,強化與教會及社區機構的合作,並善用多媒體,強化移民心理及婚姻家 庭健康教育
  • 響應國際家庭年 (1994), 舉辦全人成長及家庭健康大型社區教育週;編寫「穿梭太空龍與鳳」移民心理健康手冊
  • 開展同輩關懷課程,及舉辦定期教牧諮詢座談會

1996-2000

  • 燃動生命結連,融匯中西文化,促進移民適應
    為處於不同人生階段的個人、夫婦及家庭提供講座系列,互助組,營會及退修曰
  • 藉歌劇、話劇、歩行活動等提升心靈健康
  • 為主流専業同儕舉辦大型全日研討會:The Canadian Chinese Mosaic – A Community in Flux, To Better Understand…To Better Serve, 提升對華人移民文化及心理健康的關注及合作
  • 拓展密西沙加輔導衛星站及提供専業輔導實習

2001-2005

  • 締結伙伴,擴展國語服務,建構社康
    策略性與位於北、中、南部的三間教會合作,協助成立「齊家會」及提供「組織家長會」培訓
  • 開展「専業互動之脈絡情」電台節目,並成為「華人精神健康網絡」(CMHN – Chinese Mental Health Network) 成員,合辨「火星撞地球」國語家長親職系列
  • 增聘國語同工,與十三間國語教會及兩間社區機構合辦身、心、靈健康關注週,及「教會與精神健康研討會」
  • 舉辦「30-50 生命重整」大型講座及出版CD系列,並成立「關顧心連心」關懷人定期延伸教育講座

2006-2010

  • 整合情緒健康與靈性成熟,籌劃擴展,回應時需
    成立 20 週年慶 (2006),舉辦 「心靈洞悉,全人成長」國粵語大型研討會及晚宴
  • 增聘同工,加設「靈命塑造」(Spiritual Formation),「關懷人課程」教會版,又「見彩虹」失婚復康及「男女 EQ」等課程,並「靈程導引」(Spiritual Direction) 服務
  • 遷入新租用辦事處 165 East Beaver Creek Rd., Units 9 & 33, Richmond Hill 擴展事エ,策動購買計劃
  • 成為「華人精神健康計劃」(CMHI – Chinese Mental Health Initiative) 成員,及開展「教牧關顧互動坊」,加強與專業同儕和教牧人員在心理和心靈關顧及培訓上的對話和合作

2011-2012

  • 促進心靈匯通,體現生命蛻變,擴展社區能量
    2011 年 9 月 11 日 「匯聚真愛,燃點希望」特別異象分享及籌款晚宴
  • 2011 年 12 月 1 日 成功籌得捐獻及貸款,購置新辦事處
  • 2012 年 2 月 25 日 輔導中心奉獻禮,更新召命宣言…-「心靈匯通,洞悉蛻變」(Connecting & Transforming)
  • 2012 年 8 月 27 日 開展巴拿馬關顧及心靈健康視像教育
  • 2012 年 9 月 14 日 舉辦「華裔移民家庭心理健康新進路」(A New Paradigm for Strengthening Chinese Immigrant Families) 講座及新聞發佈會
  • 2012 年 9 月 30 日 「泉源」成立25週年誌慶及籌款晚宴

2013-2015

  • 中心結構服務改組,擴展更新異象
    2013 年 1 月 2014 年 12 月 改組重聘合適的員工職位
  • 2014 年 3 月 舉行中心異象籌款晚宴
  • 2014 年 9 月 「世情變,恩情在」(Love in a World of Turmoil) 27 週年慶誌及籌款晚宴
  • 2014 年 9 月 中心成功註冊在 CNCA 新法例下繼續為合法非牟利機構
  • 2014 年 11 月 完成 2014 – 2017 三年事工計劃(Strategic Plan)報告
  • 2015 年 1 月 增聘三位部份時間制的員工:資源發展主任,培訓發展主任,及全人健康統籌,繼續洞悉世情,建構社區非凡夥伴,壯健社群全人健康。

 

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