This year the City of Victoria’s participatory budgeting process focused its theme on improving the lives of youth in our City!

Through your votes, the votes of 5,000 people in our community, Emily Jackson the Coalition’s Prevention of Youth Homelessness Coordinator and the youth group: Youth Educating and Advocating About Homelessness (#YEAH), were voted in as one of five project winners able to receive a share of 55,000$ from the City of Victoria.

Since its creation, the YEAH group has worked to better the lives of at-risk youth, inspired by their own lived experience of homelessness. Together, through youth consultations, they discovered the needs of vulnerable youth and are prepared to address them with the project, ‘“What we Need” – Youth Homelessness Prevention’.

To learn more about this exciting project click here: https://cvyc.ca/pb/what-we-need-prevention-of-youth-homelessness/

Check out photos from this special day below:

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