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


Harm Reduction in a Housing First Context

  • Friday, October 5 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Trainer Kale Hayes
  • Thank you to those who attended

Housing First for Women

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
  • a burger bar lunch (with options for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free diets)

Our AGM and lunch are free to attend, though donations to offset the cost of the event are welcome at the door.

To register for the AGM, please click here.

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