Entries by Shannon Whissell

Esquimalt Town Hall Presentation: Lisa Crossman

On Saturday, February 23, Member of Parliament Randall Garrison and Member of the Legislative Assembly Mitzi Dean co-hosted a town hall on housing affordability and homelessness in Esquimalt and the Western Communities. As part of the panel discussion, Lisa Crossman, Co-Chair of the Coalition’s People With Lived Experience team and Indigenous Peer Housing Supporter, gave […]

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CAEH Trainings

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH), funded by the Government of Canada and in partnership with the Coalition and the CRD, is offering free training in Victoria from October 2018 through February 2019. Topics for training were identified through a survey of Coalition membership, and all community members interested in learning about ending homelessness […]

Celebrate Community! 10th Annual General Meeting

Please join us on September 18, 2018 to acknowledge the combined difference that has been made in our community in the 10 years since the Coalition was formed. This special AGM will include a retrospective slide show a special keynote speaker to inspire and encourage the continuing work of ending homelessness in the capital region […]

Creating Homes: A Community Guide

The 2018 edition of Creating Homes: A Community Guide to Affordable and Supportive Housing Development is now available on our website. This toolkit for navigating community concerns is a living document that will continue to be updated as new research and best practices emerge. To provide feedback on the guide, please email our Community Development […]

“EVERYONE COUNTS” 2018 Point in Time Count

The 2018 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count (PiT) is a count of people in the Captial Region experiencing homelessness. A Point in Time count provides important data for service planning and delivery in our region – it lets us know how much and what kind of services are needed. The more complete the PiT Count is, […]

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