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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. /.

Beyond Homelessness Forum 2011

This forum,Beyond Homelessness explores how homelessness in our culture has many facets including social,economic,environmental,psychological,and spiritual.

Don’t miss this Forum …help us to end homelessness NOW.

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music

Join the fundraising performance of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music …benefitting First United Church Mission.

Featuring the talents of Alex Dugdale,The Sacred Music Gospel Choir,The Sojourners,Marcus Mosely,Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra and Dee Daniels.

Vancouver Mayoralty Debate

Be sure to attend the Vancouver Mayoralty Debate on Homelessness and Affordable Housing involving the two candidates Suzanne Anton and Gregor Robertson.

Date:November 7

Time:7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)

Location:1012 Nelson (at Burrard Street)


Francis Bula Mike Howell Patrick Stewart


For more information,go to the [...]

UBC Dialogues

Is it Shocking how we Treat the Mentally Ill?

Tuesday,November 16,2010

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Evergreen Cultural Centre

Studio Theatre and Main Lobby

1205 Pinetree Way

Coquitlam,BC,V3B 7Y3 – map

Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Admission is free and guests are welcome,but advance registration is required.

RSVP [...]

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

May 25,2010

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.


Location:St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church Date:July 16,2010 Time:8:00pm

Sponsored by:End Homelessness Now &First Baptist Church

The CenturyMen,established in 1969,is an auditioned men’s chorus of professional Christian musicians who are Ministers of music,Concert artists,College Faculty members and one pastor across America and Germany.

The CenturyMen [...]

COPE Housing Solutions Forum

COPE is sponsoring a day-long discussion about SOLUTIONS to these problems. What can city government do? What can neighbourhoods do? What can non-profits do? What should we expect from the private sector? What about co-ops? What are the new and creative SOLUTIONS to the housing crisis?

Saturday,May 8 – 9:30-3:30 – 411 Seniors Centre,[...]

3rd Roundtable on Collaborating for City Transformation

Friday,April 23rd 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Tenth Avenue Church,11 West 10th Ave,Vancouver


Dave Witt,Team Leader,True City

Andrew Zantingh,Pastor,First Christian Reformed Church of Hamilton

Q &A and Discussion

moderated by Jonathan Bird,City Gate Leadership Forum

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 [...]

Share the Gold event

Share the Gold invites you to help link the worlds within our city by creating a human chain along Hastings Street.

A Half-Hour Stand in Solidarity

as together we create

A Human Chain to Share The Gold

Our vision is of [...]

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 [...]

Community Forum on Mental Health

MP Hedy Fry will be hosting a community forum on mental health issues on Tuesday,February 9th,from 6:30- 8:30 pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 1030 Jervis St.

Sixth emergency winter shelter opens in Vancouver

City of Vancouver

A sixth emergency shelter for the homeless will open at 747 Cardero Street on Tuesday,January 12,2010 to ensure shelter options are available throughout the city for a temporary period ending by April 30,2010.

With the shelter’s opening,40 additional sleeping spaces will be available through the City’s [...]

Faith Leaders Meeting to Address Homelessness

Update on new City Shelters

Reverend Dr. Steven Epperson and “End Homelessness Now” would like to invite you to a meeting on Thursday,January 28th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Unitarian Church,949 West 49th Street (Oak &49th),Vancouver. Refreshments and Networking at 6:30pm,Program begins at 7:00pm.

The purpose of the meeting [...]

2nd Roundtable on Collaborating for City Transformation

City Gate Leadership Forum

Thursday,January 14th,10 AM – 4 PM

@ Tenth Avenue Church,11 West 10th Ave,Vancouver

Presentation:Dave Hillis,President,Leadership Foundations

Planning Circles:Jonathan Bird,City Gate Leadership Forum

How can the resources of the Christian community (clergy [...]