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Victoria’s First Youth-Led Social Enterprise Model

News release Victoria’s first youth-led social enterprise model Will house youth experiencing homelessness VICTORIA, BC – (January 27, 2020) – Victoria’s first youth-led social enterprise housing model will initially welcome 12 youth experiencing homelessness and/or aging out of care into innovative supportive housing this month. The goal is to engage, employ, and house 25 to […]

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Developer, coalition pitch ‘tiny homes’ for homeless, using shipping containers

Developer, coalition pitch ‘tiny homes’ for homeless, using shipping containers A local developer and the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness are joining forces to raise $500,000 to convert 30 shipping containers into a temporary “tiny homes” village. Luke Mari of Aryze Developments said he approached the coalition ­several months ago in response to the […]

2020 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count Results Announced

2020 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count Results Announced “Jul 31, 2020 Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD), in partnership with the Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) and the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, today released the 2020 Greater Victoria Point-in-Time (PiT) Count results. The 2020 PiT Count follows prior biennial counts made in […]

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Spotlight Saturday: Indigenous Homelessness in Canada

The month of June is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn about Indigenous history together. We celebrate National Indigenous History Month by reflecting on the history, heritage and sacrifices of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength and contributions of present-day Indigenous communities. Most importantly, National Indigenous History […]

PLAN FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITHOUT HOMES – COVID-19 PANDEMIC, VICTORIA B.C.

PLAN FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITHOUT HOMES – COVID-19 PANDEMIC, VICTORIA B.C. “Our Place closed last Tuesday. They are still providing meals, paramedic services, handing out blankets, tents and hygiene supplies and providing access to washrooms. But the need on the block is growing. This comes as other shelters have also had to lower their capacity […]

In Crisis?:

If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.

Youth (under 25 years of age) may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support.

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