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The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry (WANM) has been serving homeless and vulnerable people on Vancouver’s westside since 2007.


The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry acknowledges that it is serving the community located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitul (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Image from the University of Victoria—Coast Salish files.

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  • Supportive housing project approved for Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood

    Supportive housing project approved for Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood

    After public hearings and hundreds of speakers, Vancouver city councillors voted 8-3 on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in favour of a supportive housing project slated for Arbutus Street and West 8th Avenue intersection, next to the future Arbutus SkyTrain station. Click the Daily Hive for details on this story.

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  • Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry Annual Meeting

    Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 7 pm at St. Anselm’s Anglican Church, 5210 University Boulevard Light refreshments served Through its volunteer base, the Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry (the parishes of St. Anselm’s, St. Helen’s, St. Philip’s, and St. John’s Shaughnessy) have been serving homeless and vulnerable people on Vancouver’s Westside since 2008. At the annual general […]

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  • They are Not just Statistics Opioid Crisis Service of Lament

    They are Not just Statistics Opioid Crisis Service of Lament

    “On this date, April 14 of 2016, the provincial health officer of the day, Dr. Perry Kendall declared a public health emergency in relation to the opioid-related overdose deaths. In 2016, the rate of overdose deaths per 100,000 people was 20.4. That rate in 2021 was 43 deaths per 100,000 people.2,224 deaths last year, more […]

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  • City of Vancouver appoints Betty Lepps to manage homeless population in city parks

    City of Vancouver appoints Betty Lepps to manage homeless population in city parks

    The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has appointed Betty Lepps as Director, Urban Relationships, the first position of its kind for the City of Vancouver.

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  • CCPA Proposes Action to Achieve Affordable Housing in Vancouver

    CCPA Proposes Action to Achieve Affordable Housing in Vancouver

    Founded in 1980, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates. Through its National Office in Ottawa, and provincial offices in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia,  the  organization monitors progress on affordable housing commitments by both the federal and BC governments–and offers practical solutions.

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