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 in Greater Victoria are welcome to attend.

Each day will run from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, and will include two snack breaks and lunch. Registration is required.

Housing First for Women

Housing First and Outreach

Housing First and Youth/LGBTQ2S Inclusion – 2 days

Trauma-Informed Care and Burnout Prevention – 2 days

  • Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Trainer Brian Williams
  • Registration will open in January

Housing First in an Indigenous Context – 2 days

  • Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Trainers Betty Edel, Dick Passmore and Local Indigenous Leaders
  • Registration will open in January

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 for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit