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December 10, 2020

Donate your pre-loved device to the YWCA

The YWCA is looking for old phones, laptops or tablets to upcycle and give back to community members who are in need, including single mothers, seniors and youth at risk….

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December 4, 2020

Donate a blanket to the Downtown Community Court

2020 is expected to be significantly colder this winter, and the pandemic has affected many organizations working with people with lived experience of homelessness. The Downtown Community Court in Vancouver…

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December 1, 2020

Finding a New Community and Hope

Emmanuel’s road to stability in Canada had a rocky start. He arrived in Vancouver as a refugee and soon found himself living in a shelter and relying on a local…

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October 15, 2020

The Importance of Private Sector Involvement

  Kevin Falcon has been a community leader in both the public and private sectors, serving in various senior cabinet positions in the BC government and as the VP of…

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October 14, 2020

Preventing Homelessness

  Homelessness is often closer to home than we may think. “There are a lot of people out there who are literally one rent cheque away from being homeless,” says…

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Helping Individuals Navigate Services Is Key

  “The Navigation Centre is a place to help navigate individuals to services… in the least intrusive way possible, so that individuals can get the help they need,” says Alan…

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October 13, 2020

The Value of Partnerships and Comprehensive Strategies

  Critical partnerships make the greatest difference in creating transformational change, says Sherri Magee, Streetohome Board Member and Co-chair of the Promising Approaches Committee. “Streetohome puts together some of the…

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October 12, 2020

A Long-term Strategy to Provide Solutions to Homelessness

  Streetohome began its journey in 2008, with Board Chair John McLernon leading the way. $32 million has been raised to leverage building supportive housing and implementing homelessness prevention initiatives…

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August 27, 2020

YWCA Launches Free Tech Support for Vulnerable Individuals

The YWCA is launching a new, free IT/tech support service for vulnerable Vancouver community members August 31st. YWCA TechLink will support youth at risk, seniors, single mothers, and other vulnerable individuals…

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August 14, 2020

Canucks for Kids Fund runs 50/50 Raffle to support charities impacted by COVID-19

The Canucks for Kids Fund will be running a 50/50 raffle during all Vancouver Canucks games during the 2019/20 return to play season. The funds raised will support the Canucks…

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