Action Group

Join the End Homelessness Action Group. Please send me an email with your comments, suggestions or enquiry - go to Contact us.

More >

Vote Now

Ask Parliament to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians.

View Results >

Loading ... Loading ...

Homeless Facts

In the 2008 Homeless Count there were AT LEAST 3,062 people homeless in Metro Vancouver.

Since 2002, there has been a shocking 137% increase in overall homelessness and a 373% increase in the number of people sleeping outside. /.

Bill C-304 at critical stage

You can make a difference

Dear Colleagues:

The first round of third reading debate on Bill C-304 – draft legislation to create a new national housing plan for Canada – has been postponed from its scheduled start on Wednesday, May 5th. The bill has already passed first and second reading in the Commons, and has been amended at committee. The start of the third (and final) reading debate is now expected in June. The start of third (and final) reading debate is now expected in June. Advocates pressing for the bill say that the delay in third reading debate gives an opportunity for supporters to contact their Members of Parliament and urge passage of the long-overdue and much-needed national housing strategy.

SSC encourages our members and all Canadians concerned about affordable housing and homelessness to take advantage of this opportunity to contact your members of parliament in the coming weeks and express your support for this important piece of legislation.

The number one issue that surfaces among mental health organizations, families and consumer as I travel across Canada is safe, affordable housing of choice for those with mental illness.

Jane Duval , ED of BCSS sent me the email below and the attachments.  Thank you Jane.

Chris Summerville, D.Min., CPRP

Chief Executive Officer
Schizophrenia Society of Canada / Societe canadienne de la schizophrenie