March 16, 2018 | Blog

Olivia Skye building opens

Streetohome Foundation President and CEO Rob Turnbull thanked the Carraresi and MariaMarina Foundations for their generous support of the Olivia Skye building – which officially opened today.

A ceremony on March 16th was attended by the governments of Canada and British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, Atira Women’s Resource Society, which operates the building, Streetohome, and invited guests.

The building is a 198 studio and one-bedroom mixed development; with 52 studio units rented at the maximum shelter allowance rate to single women, with an additional 20 units set aside for older women who are eligible to receive the Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters rent supplement, providing much-needed housing in the community.

“Streetohome invests in housing for those who are the most vulnerable in our society. We also work with the public, private, and non-profit sectors on prevention strategies to stop homelessness from happening in the first place. Our support of this project is only possible through generous contributions from the Carraresi Foundation and MariaMarina Foundation. Both foundations have a strong legacy of supporting those who are marginalized in society,” said Rob Turnbull, President & CEO, Streetohome Foundation.

“Congratulations to all our partners, particularly Atira Women’s Resource Society, for realizing their vision in creating this supportive community for vulnerable women.”

For a copy of the media release, visit the website.

Photo cutline:

Ribbon-cutting at Olivia Skye opening March 16, 2018. From left to right: Rob Turnbull, President and CEO, Streetohome Foundation; Janice Abbott, CEO, Atira Women’s Resource Society; Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade; Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and Mayor Gregor Robertson.