Homelessness

June 7, 2016
Last week the Carnegie Community Action Project released their report card on how the city of Vancouver measured up in tackling the housing crisis in 2015. The result is mostly F's with a few D's.
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia
June 26, 2015
Yesterday the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a Charter challenge holding governments responsible for the crisis in affordable housing and homelessness will never be heard in Canadian courts....
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
April 23, 2015
The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works collaboratively with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to create a culturally-specific approach to Aboriginal (First Nations...
Keywords: Online Resource , Aboriginal and First Nations, aboriginal homelessness, Homelessness, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
April 14, 2015
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that the Downtown Vancouver Ambassadors, a program paid for by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, has discriminated against homeless people...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, British Columbia
March 27, 2015
Rural communities across BC, including Nelson, Nanaimo, and Nelson are also struggling with increased homelessness due to the lack of affordable housing and low welfare rates.
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, British Columbia
March 27, 2015
Earlier this week Vancouver conducted its annual homelessness count. Last year the count found that despite the mayor's pledge to end homelessness by 2015 the number of people living on the streets...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, British Columbia
December 15, 2014
The Northern Women's Forum hosted the 12th annual event at Wilson Square in front of the Prince George Courthouse on December 7. Community members donated blankets, socks, gloves, coats and other...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, British Columbia
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October 20, 2014
Tenants from Vancouver’s SROs gathered on October 19 for an SRO Tenants’ Convention at the Japanese Hall in the DTES. With an aim to equip tenants with the skills to tackle issues ranging from...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
September 30, 2014
A group representing homeless people in Abbotsford has won the right to have their legal case around access to basic shelter seen in court. For the past few years, the City of Abbotsford has been...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Manitoba
September 4, 2014
Vancouver Community Network, the Lower Mainland FreeNet, is working to ensure that life-saving information can circulate quickly among affected groups via text messages. The system will provide...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Welfare, British Columbia
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