There have been changes in the voter identification requirements for voting in the upcoming Federal election. We’ve put together some information from Elections Canada on ID requirements and how to vote if you do not have a fixed address. Continue reading
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A post from our out-going Executive Director Andrew Wynn-Williams. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.
As I prepare to move on to a new phase in my life it is important to reflect on what I have learned in my three and a half years with the Coalition. The learnings, for me, come down to three key things. Continue reading
Reality: Homelessness not only affects those you see on the streets around the Downtown Core, but is present throughout the 13 municipalities, Salt Spring, and Southern Gulf Islands that make up the Capital Region District. Continue reading
Increased public concern for a lack of safe, affordable housing has led communities all across Canada to look beyond bricks and mortar for long-term solutions. As models of client-centered care become more embedded in social services, housing providers are beginning to adopt a ‘Housing First’ model when working with Canada’s hardest to house.
Meet Streets to Homes. Continue reading
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The recommendations presented to Council by the Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing represent an important step towards ending homelessness in Greater Victoria. As an organisation our focus has been those experiencing chronic homelessness. Because so much public attention on this issue is focused on matters of mental health or substance use, there is a tendency to underestimate the impact of the broader issue of housing affordability and the connection to emergency shelter use. Continue reading