Homelessness Action Week is a Canada wide event, and it provides an important opportunity for the Task Force to reach out to the community and raise awareness about homelessness and support for initiatives to address it. As with any awareness raising event, the intention is not to think we can solve a problem in a week, but to start a conversation that will last throughout the year. We aim to let community members in need know about the services are available to them, to inform all community members about how they can help, and to enhance the awareness about homelessness and its solutions across the North Shore.
To this end, we have put together an exciting program which is intended to build partnerships with the business community and provide opportunities for community members to make a meaningful difference within their community.
Find a printable schedule and poster here (pdf file).
Monday October 8, 2012 – Thanksgiving Dinner – Everyone Welcome
Lookout Housing Centre 705 West 2nd St. – Time: 5pm-6pm
Tuesday October 9, 2012 – Dinner and Music
North Lonsdale United Church 3380 Lonsdale at Osborne – Time: 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Please call 605 985 4911 to reserve your spot by Noon on Monday.
Please use lower door from parking lot.
Wednesday October 10, 2012 – North Shore Connect
Salvation Army 105 West 12th Street – Time: 8am-3pm
Breakfast: 8am Lunch: 1pm
Health Clinic, Foot Care, Flu Vaccines, Clothing Vouchers, Shoes, Socks, Hygiene Kits, Hair Cuts, Housing Outreach, Employment Programs, Eye Exams, Income Assistance Help, Fitness Access Cards, Counselling/Mental Health programs, Drug/Alcohol Programs, Smoking Cessation, Lung Testing, and more!
Wednesday October 10, 2012 – Youth Dinner
Youth Safe House – Time: 5pm-9pm
Activities, Outreach, Hygiene Kits, Flu Shots
Open to All past and present youth
Thursday October 11, 2012 – Mother & Kids Lunch
John Braithwaite Community Centre Shoreline Room 145 West 1st – Time: 11am-2pm
Hair Cuts, Clothing Vouchers, Employment Programs, Counselling Programs, Fitness Access Cards, Free Child Minding.
Thursday October 11, 2012 – Megaphone/Hope In Shadows Vendor Training
John Braithwaite Community Centre 145 West 1st – Time: 1pm to 2:30pm
Earn Extra Cash! Megaphone is a magzine that homeless and low-income vendors by for 75 cents each and sell for $2. Hope In Shadows is a calendar that homeless and low-income vendors buy for $10 and sell for $20. The City of North Vancouver recently approved vending in some areas. If you’d like to be a vendor come for a training session and recieve 10 free copies of Megaphone and 1 free Hope In Shadows calendar to get yourself started. Limit of 16 participants. First come, first served.
Thursday October 11, 2012 – BC Children in Poverty: A Panel Discussion
Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th – Time: 7pm to 9pm
Hosted by CFUW North Vancouver
Friday October 12, 2012 – Movie and Discussion Night
Ambleside Youth Centre 1018 Marine Drive, West Vancouver – Time: 7pm
Film Presentation and discussion about homelessness in our community
Saturday October 13 – Street Soccer Exhibition Game
Hosted by the Salvation Army at Norseman Field 2310 Lonsdale Ave – Time: 1pm-4pm
Teams from North Shore and across the lower mainland
Street Soccer Rules
Dinner after games for all players hosted by Salvation Army