Entries by Clare Pugh


Face-to-Face with the Victoria Police Department

This week the Face-to-Face with Stigma team, a group of facilitators, storytellers and speakers led their second workshop with the Victoria Police Department. These workshops bring together individuals with lived experience from our community trained in storytelling with The Existence Project to share their own stories through engagement and work sessions. These sessions hold a variety of goals […]


A Day of Community: Project Connect 2020

A look into the opening hour of #ProjectConnect2020. Project Connect is a day of community, human connection and knowledge sharing. We want to thank Brianna Bear, the Executive Director of Oasis Society for opening up the event in ceremony, prayer and song, The Salvation Army Community Response Unit for serving lunch, United Way Greater Victoria’s Labour Committee and […]


“What we Need” – Youth Homelessness Prevention

This year the City of Victoria’s participatory budgeting process focused its theme on improving the lives of youth in our City! Through your votes, the votes of 5,000 people in our community, Emily Jackson the Coalition’s Prevention of Youth Homelessness Coordinator and the youth group: Youth Educating and Advocating About Homelessness (#YEAH), were voted in […]

The GVCEH and RentSmart BC Open House

This month the GVCEH and Ready to Rent hosted the open house of our new shared office space. We were joined by our community and partners, and paid respect to World Homeless day. Appreciation gifts were given to Christine Lintott Architect, GT Hiring Solutions and The Home Depot for their support in creating the office space we share together today. We […]

Racelle Kooy with the Green Party of Canada responds:

Racelle Kooy, with the the Green Party of Canada, responds to the DSP 2019 election forum questions. 1) If elected will your party support the current federally legislated poverty reduction strategy?  Yes, however, it must be strengthened to include Guaranteed Livable Income and a Federal $15 an hour minimum wage. a) How will your party […]

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.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit bc211.ca