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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.

NEWS

  • 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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  • A Theological Case for Affordable Housing

    A Theological Case for Affordable Housing

    The Diocese of Ottawa presents the second in its 125th Anniversary lecture series, “The Church as Commons: A Theological Case for Affordable Housing” by The Rev. Dr. Jason McKinney. The lecture was originally presented via livestream on January 17, 2022 and can be viewed at on Youtube here.

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