Regional Updates

Stay up-to-date on relevant community alerts and media release updates across the Greater Victoria region.

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is a community-based program aimed at reducing and preventing homelessness. Officially launched April 1, 2019, the redesigned federal homelessness program is a continuation of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, and will support the most vulnerable people in the Capital Region by improving access to safe, stable and affordable housing. Employment and Social Development Canada has awarded Reaching Home funding to the CRD to administer Reaching Home in the Greater Victoria community.

Last updated: November 12, 2019

Update on Coordinated Access and Assessment (CAA) for the Capital Region – June  12, 2020

To learn more about Coordinate Access and Assessment here: Coordinated Access and Assessment (CAA)

Last updated: June  12, 2020

Point-in-Time Homeless Count

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 bi-annual Point-in-Time (PiT) Homeless Count and Survey.

PiT Count 2020 – General Info sheet

Volunteers needed: 

Training sessions will be held on weekend and weekday evenings.

For a direct link to volunteer registrations and to sign up for a training session click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FNVTHKW.

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