Supportive housing helping to rebuild lives

Regarding Prosser Road housing in Central Saanich: there have been several studies comparing “Housing First” to “Treatment as Usual” in the support and treatment of people with mental health and addiction issues. Housing First is the idea that when people have a safe place to live, they can rebuild their lives from a safe foundation. […]

City announces 60 new shelter beds in near downtown Vancouver

A new homeless shelter has been opened up at 875 Terminal Ave. The shelter, called Klahowya Tillicum Lalum, is a partnership between the city, province and Lu’ma Native Housing Society (LNHS) and will provide 60 beds along with showers, laundry and access to meals. “With shelter, meals, and supportive connections to a variety of services […]

Thousands of London renters may face homelessness as eviction ban ends today

As a ban on bailiff-enforced rental sector evictions in England ends today, many private renters in London and across the country are worried about losing their home. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation warned this morning that about 400,000 renters have had eviction notices or been told to expect them. Moreover, a survey from Shelter found 22 […]

Cultivating Hope tackling food insecurity, homelessness

New Niagara Falls-based agency focuses on increasing access to healthy food, job training for vulnerable The name of Helen Castonguay’s new venture — the Cultivating Hope Foundation — succinctly sums up what she’s hoping to accomplish. The president and executive director of the new agency, which has applied for federal charitable status, has a goal […]

New COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens for Calgary’s homeless population

#BeTheChangeYYC launched a drop-in clinic Saturday to help Calgary’s homeless population get vaccinated against COVID-19. The clinic is at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary’s Indigenous Hub every Wednesday and every second Saturday starting May 29. People who are experiencing homelessness have complex needs and barriers that make booking appointments less accessible, according to #BeTheChangeYYC, […]