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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 […]

“Being able to dream is recovery on its own.”  These are words that glued to me. In a field often associated with best care practices, do’s and don’ts, and “always been done this way” doctrines, it is easy to detach from the basic healing properties of our own profound and human selves. In an era of […]

On February 8, 2019 I was lucky to be among about 30 colleagues in the work to end homelessness in Greater Victoria who spend the day with Brian Dean Williams learning about the brain, mindfulness, our selves, and how to best support each other. This was the second of a 2-day training Brian delivered in […]

Three peninsula mayors unite in an effort to end homelessness.

Rapid and substantial progress towards a region without homelessness is in reach, says mayors

NOTE: Our thanks to Hilary Marks for her report on this workshop, and for all of her work to end homelessness in Greater Victoria. If you are interested in attending a Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness community training session, see details on the upcoming topics and dates on our website. Housing First for Women and […]

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 advance of the BC General Local Elections on October 20, 2018, the Downtown Service Providers* have circulated the following questions on housing and homelessness to candidates for mayor, councillor and CRD director in all 13 municipalities of the capital regional district. All received responses are posted in spreadsheets linked below. If there is no […]

Today is World Homeless Day, which this year coincides with a campaign period for local elections in British Columbia. If homelessness and housing are important considerations for you in this election, here are some helpful questions for candidates: What responsibility do you think local governments have to address the safety and public health hazards faced by […]

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 […]

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