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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 2018 edition of Creating Homes: A Community Guide to Affordable and Supportive Housing Development is now available on our website. This toolkit for navigating community concerns is a living document that will continue to be updated as new research and best practices emerge. To provide feedback on the guide, please email our Community Development […]

The 2018 Greater Victoria Point in Time Count (PiT) is a count of people in the Captial Region experiencing homelessness. A Point in Time count provides important data for service planning and delivery in our region – it lets us know how much and what kind of services are needed. The more complete the PiT Count is, […]

  Peer help in transition from homelessness to housing (PDF)

Letter to the editor of the Victoria Times Colonist by our Executive Director, Don Elliott. January 7, 2017 Re: “Victoria eyes deadline slip in major goals,” Jan. 5. Homelessness is a complex issue, one that requires a sensitive, nuanced and focused response. A piece of this is being addressed through a coalition of 40-plus stakeholder […]

Our Place is getting a new mural – watch the progress on Vital People.

Live-aboards on the Gorge are soon to be no longer, raising concerns about where the at-risk residents will go.

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