Members & Partners

The North Shore Homelessness Task Force utilizes a partnership-based approach to address the issues related to eliminating and preventing homelessness on the North Shore. This approach allows us to build upon the services and facilities that already exist in the community to help and support those who find themselves without a place to live or who are at risk of becoming homeless.

The following is a list of our current members:

Canadian Mental Health Association
Capilano University

City of North Vancouver Library 
City of North Vancouver, Community Planning
Community Housing Action Coalition

District of North Vancouver Library
District of North Vancouver, Social Planning
District of West Vancouver, Social Services
Dundarave Festival of Lights
Ecostrategic Group
The Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
Harvest Project
Hollyburn Family Services Society
John Braithwaite Community Centre
Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
MEIA Homelessness
Metro Vancouver
North Lonsdale United Church
North Shore Alliance Church
North Shore Culinary School
North Shore Crisis Services Society
North Shore Disability Resource Centre Association

North Shore Literacy 
North Shore Neighbourhood House
North Shore Salvation Army
North Shore Women’s Centre
North Vancouver RCMP
North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission

Pacific Bipolar Foundation 
Rotary Club of North Vancouver
Service Canada
Sharing Abundance
Ship Cntr Housing

Simpson Community Development Society
St. Andrew’s United Church
Soroptomist International of North and West Vancouver
Terra Housing

Turning Point Recovery Society 
Vancouver Coastal Health
West Vancouver Police
West Vancouver United Church
YWCA One Stop Career Shop

The NSHTF also maintains linkages with other homelessness-related committees and initiatives underway in other municipalities in Metro Vancouver, provincially and elsewhere including:

City of Richmond Affordable Housing Strategy
City of Vancouver Homelessness Action Plan
North Shore Homelessness Protocol Committee
North Shore Youth Safe House Advisory Committee
North Shore Substance Abuse Working Group
North Shore Food Security Action Network
Metro Vancouver Regional Affordable Housing Strategy
Metro Vancouver Regional Homelessness Plan
Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, Metro Vancouver
Shelter Net B.C. “Working together to provide suitable shelter for all”

This Work Plan recognizes that partnerships currently exist with organizations and agencies in the community. The establishment of new partnerships will be sought within groups and sectors that are supportive of the goals to eliminate homelessness on the North Shore such as:

  •  Business community
  •  Faith community
  •  Youth Service Provider Coalition
  •  Inter-Agency Network
  •  North Shore Services to Seniors Coalition
  •  Philanthropic organizations