Meet the Leadership Team

Introducing the Team

Sylvia Ceacero

Executive Director,
Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

Coreen Child

Executive Director,
Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness

Janine Theobald

Director of Collaborative Engagement, Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

Kerri Klein

SHIFT Collaborative

Stacy Barter

SHIFT Collaborative

Michelle Vanchu-Orosco

Director of Research & Data Analysis, Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

Dr. Rachel Phillips

Peers Victoria Resource Society

Gina Dolinsky


Michele Powell

BC Housing

Christina Kante

Victoria Native Friendship Society

Echo Kulpas

Island Health

Sasha Harper

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Victoria

Hilary Marks

Person with Lived Experience

Florentien Verhage

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

Candice MacDonald

Victoria Cool Aid Society

Sonya Gracey

Island Health

Thank you to our funder, CMHC!

This project entitled Surfacing Our Strengths: Co-creating Strategic Solutions with Women+ At Risk of Violence and Homelessness received funding from the National Housing Strategy under the NHS Solutions Labs.

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.

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