Project Connect 2020

Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop annual service fair that provides community members with access to free services, resources and referrals.

Project Connect 2020

Project Connect 2020 is shaping up to be a day of shared conversation,  learning, arts, fellowship, food and entertainment!

In consultation with people with lived experience of homelessness, it was determined this year’s Project Connect will take place after all the festivities, and giving, of the holiday season have wound down. The event is scheduled for January 21st, 2020 from 12 – 7pm. January can be a particularly long month for people in our community experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Share the Project Connect Poster and Banner today!

  • We will be recruiting volunteers for various roles and lengths of shifts on Monday and Tuesday, January 20th and 21st.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: Michelle Latour, phone: 250-383-1951 ext. 4 email: mlatour@coolaid.org
  • We will start our donation drive campaign the week of October 7th, we will start collecting backpacks and items to fill them with, as well as financial contributions. To drop off donations contact: Janine Theobald, phone: 250-217-3709 email: jtheobald@victoriahomelessness.ca

For more details click Volunteer Roles or Donations below:

Volunteer Roles

Food Preparation & Serving ● Event Set Up & Take Down ● Greeters ● Outdoor Greeters ● Coat Check Attendants  ● Event Roamers (clearing tables, garbage & flow maintenance) ●  Photobooth Attendants ● Professional Volunteer Supporters (facilitating schedules for footcare, portraits, haircuts, etc) ● Kitchen Support ● Donation Distributors ● and more!

We will be recruiting volunteers for various roles and lengths of shifts on Monday and Tuesday, January 20th and 21st.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: Michelle Latour, phone: 250-383-1951 ext. 4 email: mlatour@coolaid.org

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New or Gently Used Backpacks

Toothbrushes ● Toothpaste ● Shaving Gear ● Foot Powder ● Deodorant

Protein Bars ● Granola Bars ● Gum ● Candy ● Instant Coffee ● Hot Chocolate

Emergence-C (vitamin sachets) ● Band Aids

Notebooks ● Pens ● Puzzle Books ● Gift Cards ● Colouring Books

Socks ● Underwear ● Gloves ● Toques ● Anything you wish to add

The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness is acting as the fiscal agency for this year’s Project Connect (BN: 842615221RR0001).

PLEASE NOTE: if you make an online donation at this link GVCEH Canada Helps, please indicate in message field “DONATION FOR PROJECT CONNECT”- a tax receipt will be issued through the Canada Helps portal. Donations can also be dropped off or mailed to: The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness*

#211-611 Discovery Street, Victoria BC, V8T1A5

*Again, please indicate purpose of donation.

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