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

Hear from your Victoria Federal riding candidates as they respond to the Downtown Service Provider (DSP) 2019 Election Forum questions.

Last updated: September 20, 2019

Update on Coordinated Access and Assessment (CAA) for the Capital Region – June  1, 2019

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

Last updated: June  1, 2019

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 for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit