North Shore Homelessness Community Action Strategy

The North Shore Homelessness Community Action Strategy is an initiative generously funded by the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia which has provided funding to help create a community-informed plan for reducing the impacts of poverty and homelessness in the North Shore. Keeping the goal of best responding to the needs of those who are homeless and at-risk of homelessness on the North Shore in mind, this initiative aspires to:

  • Build a deeper understanding of existing and emerging needs at the community level; 
  • Understand and address specific needs for distinct populations experiencing homelessness; 
  • Understand and address specific needs for distinct populations experiencing homelessness; 
  • Respond to gaps in the current spectrum of services and supports available to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; 
  • Build capacity at the local level to better understand and respond to existing and emerging needs; 
  • Support local innovation designed to foster positive outcomes at the individual and community level; and, 
  • Address other needs or opportunities as identified by the community

This strategy is being lead by Oakunsheyld Consulting and Roots & Rivers Consulting

Let’s meet the consultants!


Andrea Oakunsheyld, Oakunsheyld Consulting
(she/her) 
Austin Lui , Roots & Rivers Consulting
(he/him)
Annelies Tjebbes , Roots & Rivers Consulting
(she/her)

Our Values

  • Intersectional 
  • Trauma-informed 
  • Human-centred

Our Purpose

To create a meaningful, human-centred strategy for the North Shore that empowers collective action in addressing homelessness and its causes.

Our Scope and Deliverables

  • Situation report
  • Targeted Engagement
  • Assistance with funding applications
  • North Shore Homelessness Community Action Strategy

Key Outcomes

  • A strengths-based approach to mitigating identified barriers and maximising opportunities. 
  • A relationship map of municipalities, First Nations, coalitions, community organisations, and other partners on the North Shore and how they can fit together in community-based action. 
  • Prioritised policy and action recommendations with short-, medium-, and long-term timelines and strategies for collaborative approaches.

Project timeline

  • April 2021

    Kick-off

  • April-June 2021

    Situational Analysis

  • June-Aug 2021

    Targeted Engagement

  • Sept-Nov 2021

    Strategy Development

  • Dec 2021

    Targeted Present Deliverables

Key outcomes

  • A strengths-based approach to mitigating identified barriers and maximizing opportunities. 
  • A relationship map of municipalities, First Nations, coalitions, community organizations, and other partners on the North Shore and how they can fit together in community-based action. 
  • Prioritized policy and action recommendations with short-, medium-, and long-term timelines and strategies for collaborative approaches.

Questions or suggestions about the strategy?

Contact the consultants below