Winnipeg joins over 300 North American cities in their pledge to end homelessness in 10 years. Read more
A Quality of Life Reporting System report suggest a healthy housing market is the cornerstone of a strong economy. Read more
Five Hole for Food hosted a drop-in ball-hockey game in Victoria on Friday, July 20 to raise funds and food for Mustard Seed Food Bank. Read more
Report on 2011/12 actions, as well as plans for economic and environmentally sustainable housing projects for the next year. Read more
Vancouver projects seeking support to provide housing and services to LGBTQ youth. Read more
Open Space and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VFNC) invite you to the third exhibition in a four-part series. The exhibition honours the art of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people, with an individual tribute to Nuu-Chah-Nulth artist Art Thompson. Read more
Camp Blanshard, a subsidized summer camp, is in need of sponsors and donations to continue to offer spaces to disadvantaged community kids. Read more
Island food banks running bare during the summer, as donations decrease.
It seems that every year around this time we hear from the Cowichan Valley food banks that the pickings on the shelves are getting mighty slim, but the need for them isn’t. As the summer season comes along, people begin to think about vacations and barbecues which don’t seem to create the same prompt to fill the donation box that family Christmas suppers and a warm hearthside do.
Read the article: Summer means lean food bank shelves
UN special rapporteur Miloon Kothari questions the little progress made towards ending homelessness since his 2007 visit to Canada. Read more
High rent, low vacancy rates, high house costs make it difficult to live in this rapidly-growing city. Read more
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