homelessness

Royal Athletic Park

From a ‘care-a-van’ to a warming tent, PEERS supports unhoused residents through COVID-19

The by-and-for-sex-workers organization adapted to support campers at Royal Athletic Park For residents of the Royal Athletic Park encampment, the last couple of months have been anything but predictable. They…
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Commerce Students’ Society raising awareness for youth homelessness throughout the month of March

5 Days events raise money for Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter University of Victoria’s Commerce Students’ Society (CSS) is hosting a virtual fundraiser for the annual 5 Days event, which seeks…
pandora

Indigenous homelessness is more complex than the colonialist definition of homelessness

Hostile architecture in this city further complicates the issue I went for a walk later one evening in December, after the encampment structures were torn down and removed from Centennial…
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Documenting resilience: Three local filmmakers document the struggles of homelessness and trauma

Three individuals are telling the stories of Victoria’s street community, as well as their own, in a mutual healing process
cartoon of homeless person on bench, Victoria Native Friendship Centre closes

It’s time to change the conversation around homelessness

Victoria is facing a homelessness crisis. However, instead of empathy and solutions, the city’s most vulnerable have been levelled with accusations that they are lazy, dangerous drug addicts who ca
tent is my home poster in Beacon Hill Park

Life in a piece of fabric: people living in Beacon Hill Park relocate, face harassment

Injunction by City of Victoria sees campers move to more exposed locations of Beacon Hill Park and shines a light on the everyday hardships facing Victoria’s street community On July…
naloxene kit in Beacon Hill Park, opioid crisis editorial

The opioid crisis is an emergency — it’s time for governments to treat it like one

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly proved that our federal, provincial, and municipal governments are able to act quickly and allot resources to a crisis, with the right amount of political…
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Justice Van delivers supplies directly to Victoria’s street community

Six nights a week, The Justice Van Society delivers food, clothing, shelter, and other equipment to people living on the street.

Victoria group coming together to make over 1 600 sandwiches for homeless

The day Paul Logan delivered his first sandwich as part of “the Sandwich Initiative” was supposed to be his last day of work before retirement. However, due to the COVID-19…