The Greater Victoria Youth Task Force to End Homelessness
The Greater Victoria Youth Task Force to End Homelessness was struck in the Fall of 2017. This Task Force was expanded in the Winter of 2018. On May 17th, 50 participants including not for profit youth service providers, government, funders and 15 youth with lived experience participated in a Capacity Mapping Day to identify the current local issues, current services, and priorities for action.
The Next Steps of the Youth Task Force members are Solution Development and Implementation. The collaboration of community agencies, government and funders working together is one key part of the work to prevent and end youth homelessness.
If you are a youth service worker or individual seeking further information on the identification of youth homelessness in your community please refer to the Youth at Risk page
Youth at Risk
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