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Three peninsula mayors unite in an effort to end homelessness

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Three peninsula mayors unite in an effort to end homelessness. With sub-zero temperatures, freezing wind, and pounding snowfall sweeping across Vancouver Island since Friday, the city’s most vulnerable were facing the wintry weather out…

Three mayors join forces on Capital Region anti-homelessness coalition

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Rapid and substantial progress towards a region without homelessness is in reach, says mayors For the first time, there are three sitting regional mayors on the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness board. View Royal Mayor David…

CAEH Training: Housing First for Women

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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…

CAEH Trainings

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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…

Regional candidates respond to questions about 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…

Talking to election candidates about Homelessness

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: …

Celebrate Community! 10th Annual General Meeting

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…

Creating Homes: A Community Guide

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…

“EVERYONE COUNTS” 2018 Point in Time Count

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…

Peer help in transition from homelessness to housing

  Peer help in transition from homelessness to housing (PDF)

Homelessness solutions don’t happen overnight

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,…

Magnificent mural taking shape at Our Place recreation room

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Our Place is getting a new mural - watch the progress on Vital People. There is a magnificent mural taking shape at Our Place Society, in the recreation room. Explains Tracy Campbell, Community Relations Coordinator at the downtown Victoria…

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