Food banks a ‘Band-Aid’ solution to poverty

Faith in Action is lobbying all levels of government to end the need for food banks in our community. 

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Victoria Food Banks

Faith in Action is encouraging all levels of government to end the need for Food Banks by 2018. Watch CHEK ‘s story:

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Sobering Centre Community Meeting

VIHA is reaching out to the community for their comments on the expanded services at the Sobering Centre. CHEK News story:

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Victoria ‘living’ wage $18 an hour, report estimates

Victoria’s Living Wage is $18.07 an hour.

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Victoria wants to end food-bank need

The City of Victoria has unanimously voted to endorse a resolution to lobby the Provincial and Federal Governments  to end the need for Food Banks by 2018. 

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Former Traveller’s Inn on Gorge tagged for affordable housing

The community is being asked for their opinion on the proposed development of another Traveller’s Inn, 626 Gorge Rd E., into affordable housing units.

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Health care for homeless challenging to deliver

Healthcare for those experiencing homelessness can be extremely challenging. Frank Fournier, who was once homeless and is now a community support worker at St. Michael’s Hospital helping homeless patients navigate the emergency room.

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Addiction care plan a hot topic in Fernwood

After neighbours have expressed both NIMBYism and YIMBYism about 1123 Pembroke, the Fernwood Community Association is holding information sessions for residents to learn more about VIHA’s service model.

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‘Yes’ in my backyard

After expressing concerns about the changes made to 1123 Pembroke, many Fernwood neighbours are saying YIMBY.

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go! Island talks to Vic CoolAid about coat drive

go! Island talks to the Victoria CoolAid Society about their recent coat drive.

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