Trying to house homeless queer youth

Vancouver projects seeking support to provide housing and services to LGBTQ youth.

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Witnessing 40 Years of Urban Aboriginal Art

Open Space and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VFNC) invite you to the third exhibition in a four-part series. The exhibition honours the art of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people, with an individual tribute to Nuu-Chah-Nulth artist Art Thompson.

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Victoria community centre summer camp needs financial help

Camp Blanshard, a subsidized summer camp, is in need of sponsors and donations to continue to offer spaces to disadvantaged community kids.

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Summer means lean food bank shelves

Island food banks running bare during the summer, as donations decrease.

It seems that every year around this time we hear from the Cowichan Valley food banks that the pickings on the shelves are getting mighty slim, but the need for them isn’t. As the summer season comes along, people begin to think about vacations and barbecues which don’t seem to create the same prompt to fill the donation box that family Christmas suppers and a warm hearthside do.

Read the article: Summer means lean food bank shelves

Source: canada.com

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Why Not More Progress?’Asks UN Homeless Investigator

UN special rapporteur Miloon Kothari questions the little progress made towards ending homelessness since his 2007 visit to Canada.

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The side effects of Estevan’s remarkable growth spurt

High rent, low vacancy rates, high house costs make it difficult to live in this rapidly-growing city.

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Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability

Looking at how to improve housing affordability to match population of Vancouver.

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Social Profiling

Social profiling of homeless population by police and/or security services.

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Canada and BC help create new Aboriginal housing

A $5-million federal and provincial investment in Aboriginal housing initiative will create housing for Aboriginals in need within BC. 

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Anonymous wealthy couple’s $30-million gift to help homeless in Vancouver

A couple’s donation allows Taylor Manor to operate independent of government support, providing housing for 56 homeless.

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