Below are the winter emergency shelters map, list and a graphic explaining the different levels of shelters.
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.
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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 meeting, we celebrate the volunteers, give thanks for their service, offer an update on the past year’s activities and look to the future.
Not a volunteer? Curious about what we do? Want to learn why our watchwords are “Mutual Transformation?”
We encourage you to come and hear more about the services we offer to our brothers and sisters who live among us on the streets of Vancouver’s Westside. We value your input!
“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 than six people dying every day. Every day.
These are the statistics and perhaps if we simply keep them as statistics, we can try to ignore them or avoid them or not make any real eye contact with them. But these are real people. People who are our neighbours.Continue reading “They are Not just Statistics Opioid Crisis Service of Lament”
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.Continue reading “City of Vancouver appoints Betty Lepps to manage homeless population in city parks”
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.Continue reading “CCPA Proposes Action to Achieve Affordable Housing in Vancouver”
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.
Citygate Vancouver invites you to join them on Saturday, April 2nd at St. Andrews Hall, UBC and online via Zoom for a morning to learn and discuss affordable housing as a use for the physical spaces our churches occupy.
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed how little some church buildings are used and accelerated discussions about how to steward these buildings and lands in a better way. Church leadership teams will be initiated in the process of developing affordable housing and encouraged to commit to serious exploration of that process.
The panelists for the day will be Rev’d. Christine Boyle, City Councillor with OneCity Vancouver; Irene Gannitsos, Vancity Foundation; Marko Cimcic, Anglican property development committee; Andy Lambkin, The Nest Housing Society and Pastor at Simple Churches; Rebecca Pousette, Co:Here Foundation; and Tim Dickau, Citygate and the Center for Missional Leadership.
For details including how to register click on the link below.
Bishop John Stephens’ installation as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster took place at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, on February 28, 2021.
Click the link to see Bishop John’s installation ceremony on YouTube.