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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. /.

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Heroes who are working to end homelessness

At the October 14th event, we are continuing a tradition, which began at the 2007 Forum, as we once again seek to honour BC Local Heroes who are working to end homelessness. Individuals, Agencies, Groups and Programs can be nominated. We are looking for nominees who are engaged in the following areas:

• Prevention Services, Rapid Re-Housing, Housing First, Subsidized Housing with Clinical and/or Community Supports, Needs Based Planning and Goals, Philanthropy, Community Action

Please complete the following form and send to St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, 100 – 1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver BC, V6E 4S7 Attention: Bobbie Phillips

Fax: 604.683.5166 E-mail: [email protected]

For more information, phone 604.683.4574 ext. 230

The deadline is October 5, 2009 - Submissions received after that date will not be considered.



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Why do you believe that this nominee should receive a BC Local Hero Award?

What has the nominee done to end homelessness rather than manage it?

Please provide any specific outcomes that the nominee has accomplished to end homelessness rather than manage it?

How does the nominee’s work serve as an example to others in BC to end homelessness?

What is your relationship to the nominee?