New Posting: Social Inclusion Manager

The Social Inclusion Manager (formerly Social Inclusion Coordinator) ensures that the voices of people with a lived experience of homelessness are heard and integrated across the spectrum of the Coalition’s activities.

Please see the attached job posting for full details of this opportunity:

Social Inclusion Manager Employment Posting

  • Interviews are expected to begin the week of November 9, 2017
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate, along with a detailed resume as a single document to the attention of:
    admin@victoriahomelessness.ca
  • Cover letter and resume must be received by:
    4 P.M. PST: October 27, 2017
  • The subject line must show Manager, Social Inclusion and your last name.
  • Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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Request for Quote: Aboriginal Coalition Promotional Booklet

The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness (the Coalition) requests a quote to develop and design a promotional booklet for the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness. This booklet will outline the purpose, mission and vision of the organization, as well as its geographic range, ongoing activities, estimated operational budget and letters of endorsement/support.

The target audience of this booklet are elected officials (federal, provincial, regional, and Indigenous), funding organizations, Indigenous communities and organizations, as well as non-elected government officials.

The design must be simple and clean, professional looking, and demonstrate the Indigenous focus of the organization without being tokenistic or culturally insensitive.

Quotes will be received by email until end of day Friday, October 27, 2017.

The successful proponent will be notified no later than end of day Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Please address the details of the Call for Quote from this document in your proposal: ACEH Funders Booklet RFQ_V1-extended

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Homelessness solutions don’t happen overnight

Letter to the editor of the Victoria Times Colonist by our Executive Director, Don Elliott.

January 7, 2017

Re: “Victoria eyes deadline slip in major goals,” Jan. 5.

Homelessness is a complex issue, one that requires a sensitive, nuanced and focused response. A piece of this is being addressed through a coalition of 40-plus stakeholder organizations working to connect individuals experiencing significant levels of marginalization to housing and support services by April 2017.

The remaining individuals experiencing chronic homelessness are expected to be connected to housing and support services options if they choose by 2021. The kind of system response necessary to connect individuals experiencing chronic homelessness to the right combination of housing options and support services does not happen overnight.

In May 2016, the B.C. Housing Management Commission and the Capital Regional District each agreed to contribute $30 million in funding, along with Island Health committing to align its existing mental-health and substance services with the new housing opportunities. This significant investment is expected to add at least 268 new units of housing with rent levels set at the provincial shelter rate.

These units will work in conjunction with existing housing and support services to begin to provide individuals experiencing chronic homelessness with greater housing choice and support service options.

These focused, collaborative, community-wide initiatives signal a step forward in working to address some of the housing and support service needs of the most vulnerable members of the community.

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Peer Housing Project Coordinator–Deadline extended to December 6

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Peer Housing Support Coordinator Position–deadline extended to December 6

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Aboriginal Peer Housing Support Coordinator Position–deadline extended to December 6

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Job Opportunity: Peer Housing Support Coordinator

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Job Opportunity: Aboriginal Peer Housing Support Coordinator

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Job Opportunity: Project Coordinator for the Peer Housing Support Project

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Magnificent mural taking shape at Our Place recreation room

Our Place is getting a new mural – watch the progress on Vital People.

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