2 Ways to Get Festive While Supporting the North Shore Lookout Shelter!

Greetings! As we transition to the holiday season, here are two fun and festive ways to support homelessness on the North Shore while getting into the joy and spirit of the season. Hope to see you there! Dundarave Festival of Lights – This festive, annual event kicks off this coming weekend and supports the LookoutContinue reading “2 Ways to Get Festive While Supporting the North Shore Lookout Shelter!”

Report: BC had a child poverty rate of 18.6 percent – the worst rate of any province in Canada

2013 BC Child Poverty Report Card: The latest figures from Statistics Canada (2011) once again show that BC is the worst province in Canada when it comes to major measures of child poverty: – BC had a child poverty rate of 18.6 percent – the worst rate of any province in Canada, using the before-taxContinue reading “Report: BC had a child poverty rate of 18.6 percent – the worst rate of any province in Canada”

North Shore Extreme Weather Plan – Extra Shelter Spaces Now Open

The North Shore Extreme Weather Plan provides for additional sheltering space to be made available when the weather is severe enough to pose a higher health risk to the homeless. The alert is called on a daily basis. The purpose of this notice is to inform that an Extreme Weather Alert has been called. AdditionalContinue reading “North Shore Extreme Weather Plan – Extra Shelter Spaces Now Open”

Hunger Count 2013: 50% Needing Help from Foodbanks are Families with Children

This comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Canada show an in-depth report and recommendations. In March 2013, 833,098 people were helped by food banks in Canada; over a third were children. Years after the end of the recession, food bank use remains close to record levels — and is 23% higher thanContinue reading “Hunger Count 2013: 50% Needing Help from Foodbanks are Families with Children”