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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. /.


Streetohome Foundation

Streetohome Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Dick Vollet as its new CEO. More …


Interfaith Alliance to End Homelessness

The Interfaith Alliance to End Homelessness invited Honorable Rich Coleman,BC Minister of Housing and Social Development,to their meeting on June 23 to speak to a broad range of religious leaders and people of various faiths about the Province’s plans to eliminate homelessness.  The other guest speaker was Jill Davidson,Assistant Director Housing Policy,City of Vancouver,who spoke about the City’s housing implementation plans. More








Great News for Vancouver:Major Investments in Social Housing Announced Today

As you are aware,ending street homelessness is one of Vision Vancouver’s top priorities. Today,our city moved a big step closer to reaching our goal of ending street homelessness by 2015. More.


For and up-date on Bill 304,click HERE and HERE.


COPE Housing Solutions Forum

COPE is sponsoring a day-long discussion about SOLUTIONS to these problems.

Saturday,May 8 – 9:30-3:30 – 411 Seniors Centre,411 Dunsmuir St.

3rd Roundtable on Collaborating for City Transformation

City Gate Forum

a Canadian example of effective congregational partnerships


Co-sponsored by


Basel Hakka Lutheran Church,City Gate Leadership Forum,Faith Fellowship Baptist Church,First Baptist Church (Vancouver),Grandview Calvary Baptist Church,Missions Fest,Urban Coalition,Vancouver Eastside Vineyard Church,West Coast Christian Fellowship


Friday,April 23rd9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Tenth Avenue Church,11 West 10th Ave,Vancouver

For more information,click Here.

Olympic Catalyst for Social Justice

To learn more about Olympic Catalyst for Social Justice,click HERE.

Bill C-304

To learn more about Bill C-304,click HERE and HERE.

Red Tent Project

The Red Tent Project hopes to engage people from provinces across Canada to build for a stage three event to take place in Ottawa.  The purpose of the Project is to make awareness to Homelessness much more visible and to impact Government. For more information about Bill C-304,go to

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John Ralston Saul at UCV!!


“Myth and Spirituality in A Fair Country

Tuesday,7:30 pm March 30,2010

John Ralston Saul will speak in the UCV Sanctuary. Saul is current President of International PEN,and an award winning essayist and novelist. He is the author of,among other numerous works of fiction and non-fiction,A Fair Country:Telling Truths about Canada. (Epperson thinks this is the most important book on Canada he has ever read.)

This is an extraordinary opportunity for UCV and the wider Vancouver community to hear one of Canada’s most important and influential public intellectuals.

Please spread the news and bring your friends!

(A collection will take place to support UCV’s “Our Children’s Table,” a pre-school literacy and nutrition program.)

Co-hosted by North Shore Unitarian Church

John Ralston Saul

Minutes Interfaith Alliance Meeting

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The Olympic Safe Haven Project

The Olympic Safe Haven Project is based on a “Block Parent” style of providing refuge. Any agency,organization,club,church or group is welcome to participate. We will post signs in our windows clearly visible from the street for the duration of the Winter Olympics.

If you have any questions about this project,please contact Bill Briscall at 604-215-3047 at Rain city Housing.

For more information,click HERE.

Homelessness is everyone’s problem

Homelessness is everyone’s problem

First multi-site randomized trial of housing interventions in Canada . . .
Simon Fraser University_Research Matters_Summer 2009

Great Christmas Gift Idea

Local Performers CD to raise awareness and funds for homelessness

Go to the website for First United Mission to find out who the artists are and the wonderful songs they perform.  Purchase the CD online …and support First United! It`s only $20.00. The CD and enclosed booklet help to raise awareness of the extent of homelessness and of the groups who work with the homeless,helping to respond to their basic needs. It`s your way to help.

Cruel Cuts for those with Mental Illness

By Rafe Mair,,October 26,2009

Rafe Mair reviews the current cutbacks in the health authority budgets to mental health services in the community. He also responds from his perspective as a user of mental health services and as an advocate for systemic change. “An estimated 90 agencies that have contracts with the Vancouver Coastal Health Region are being told to reduce costs,but provincial Health Minister Kevin Falcon says the reductions will not mean a cut in services. “Falcon told the legislature Tuesday that his ministry is making changes in order to provide better service for those individuals coping with both mental health and addiction issues.”(more …)

Support Federal Housing Bill C-304

The vote on a new bill for a National Housing Strategy is likely taking place Wednesday,September 30. Federal MP Libby Davies,from Vancouver East,has tabled Bill C-304,an “Act to ensure secure,adequate,accessible and affordable housing for Canadians.”Bill C-304,the Secure,Adequate,Accessible and Affordable Housing Act, calls for a national housing strategy to coordinate work across all levels of government. CMHA believes the bill would provide a framework to address homelessness,non-profit housing solutions,and address the housing needs of people with disabilities including mental illness. Contact your local MP and party leaders today to show your support!

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