Blog Posts

UN special rapporteur Miloon Kothari questions the little progress made towards ending homelessness since his 2007 visit to Canada.

High rent, low vacancy rates, high house costs make it difficult to live in this rapidly-growing city.

Looking at how to improve housing affordability to match population of Vancouver.

Social profiling of homeless population by police and/or security services.

A $5-million federal and provincial investment in Aboriginal housing initiative will create housing for Aboriginals in need within BC. 

A couple’s donation allows Taylor Manor to operate independent of government support, providing housing for 56 homeless.

Jody Paterson, writer and social justice worker, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Victoria. An excerpt from her acceptance speech.

Premier Clark’s changes  to BC’s income and disability assistance programs.

Victoria Human Exchange society has sheltered 400 people in emergency and supported housing, and turned 20 this year.

Recovering addict Evan James copes with life’s transitions through painting.

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