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Mapping Session

Two volunteers of the Neighbourhood Ministry attended a round-table discussion on January 17. They met with members of other organizations and groups from across Vancouver who assist with the homeless populations of Vancouver, and City of Vancouver staff. The purpose of this gathering was to network and share information to help define and update the maps for the City of Vancouver 2020 Homeless Count.
Outreach teams such as the Neighbourhood Ministry provided invaluable knowledge and insights to Homeless Counts over the past few years. One of the volunteers submitted a report from the meeting

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Volunteers Needed for Metro Vancouver Homeless Count – March 3 & 4

The annual Metro Vancouver Homeless Count is happening on the night of March 3rd and day of March 4th. Each year, the Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry has provided volunteers for this important event, and we hope you will consider volunteering. No previous experience required. Visit this website for more information and to sign up.  https://vancouver.ca/people-programs/homeless-count.aspx

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Volunteer Training Session

The Neighbourhood Ministry held a very successful training session on Saturday, Jan. 11 at St. Helen’s. The training was intended especially for new prospective members of our Neighbourhood Ministry Outdoor Teams, and welcomed other interested people as well. We had three new people sign up to be on an outdoor team and we are delighted to receive them.

Many thanks to Rhona and Mary for leading the training.

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Neighbourhood Ministry Vestry Report 2019

God has given us a special opportunity through the Neighbourhood Ministry to live out His truth.  As we reflect on completing our 12th year in service to our homeless and most vulnerable neighbours, we offer thanks for the transformation we have received.

The Neighbourhood Ministry is a collaboration of the Anglican parishes of St. Anselm’s, St. Helen’s, St. John’s Shaughnessy and St. Philip’s.  The joining of these parishes in this ministry has brought people together in wonderful ways.  The Neighbourhood Ministry is a “Related Group” of the Diocese, and the recipient of Care+Share funding for the past 2 years.  We are grateful for this support, which reflects the priorities of people around the Diocese.  The Neighbourhood Ministry was also referred to in a recent Anglican Church of Canada article, which said, “The Neighbourhood Ministry is one of the largest and most coordinated homeless outreach programs within the Anglican Church of Canada.”  Thank you to all of you who have supported the Neighbourhood Ministry all these years.

Click here for the complete report.