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Spotlight Saturday: Indigenous Homelessness in Canada

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The month of June is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn about Indigenous history together. We celebrate National Indigenous History Month by reflecting on the history, heritage and sacrifices of Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is…

PLAN FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITHOUT HOMES – COVID-19 PANDEMIC, VICTORIA B.C.

PLAN FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITHOUT HOMES – COVID-19 PANDEMIC, VICTORIA B.C. "Our Place closed last Tuesday. They are still providing meals, paramedic services, handing out blankets, tents and hygiene supplies and providing access to washrooms.…

LAID OFF AND LOOKING FOR WORK? CHAMBER JOB BOARD LISTS EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR WORKERS

LAID OFF AND LOOKING FOR WORK? CHAMBER JOB BOARD LISTS EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR WORKERS "Heart Pharmacy, Save on Foods, Island Health, Thrifty Foods, London Drugs – these are just some of the companies hiring right now. Today the Chamber…

Volunteer training for the 2020 National Coordinated Point-in-Time Homeless Count

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On the night of March 11, 2020, and throughout the following day, the Community Social Planning Council, with support from the Capital Regional District, the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness and many volunteers, will conduct the…

Face-to-Face with the Victoria Police Department

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This week the Face-to-Face with Stigma team, a group of facilitators, storytellers and speakers led their second workshop with the Victoria Police Department. These workshops bring together individuals with lived experience from our…

A Day of Community: Project Connect 2020

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A look into the opening hour of #ProjectConnect2020. Project Connect is a day of community, human connection and knowledge sharing. We want to thank Brianna Bear, the Executive Director of Oasis Society for opening up the event in…

Victoria considers water refill stations, 24-hour washrooms for 900-block of Pandora Avenue

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Initiatives recommended by Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness At the end of November, Victoria city council approved a request from the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness (GVCEH) asking staff to consider three initiatives…

Dozens gather to remember beloved Victoria panhandler with emotional memorial

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Dozens gather to remember beloved Victoria panhandler with emotional memorial On Friday afternoon, dozens gathered to honour the life of a panhandler who never failed to put a smile on the faces of those who passed by on a daily basis. “Seeing…

Victoria task force proposes outreach team to help city’s most vulnerable

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Victoria task force proposes outreach team to help city's most vulnerable A task force is proposing a community-based outreach team to address a troubled area of downtown Victoria. There a concentration of social services for drug users…

Activists battling to prevent closing of Victoria rooming house

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Activists battling to prevent closing of Victoria rooming house People working to end homelessness in the capital region are urging immediate action to prevent the closing of a 62-bed rooming house at the former Fairfield Hotel across from…

“What we Need” – Youth Homelessness Prevention

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This year the City of Victoria’s participatory budgeting process focused its theme on improving the lives of youth in our City! Through your votes, the votes of 5,000 people in our community, Emily Jackson the Coalition's Prevention of…

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