Call for Volunteers – 2014 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count (March 11-12)

Metro Vancouver is recruiting volunteers for the 2014 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count.  The count will take place throughout Metro Vancouver inside shelters during the evening of Tuesday, March 11, 2014 and on the streets on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. By volunteering for the count, you are helping to gather valuable information used by governments, service providers, community groups, and funders so they canContinue reading “Call for Volunteers – 2014 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count (March 11-12)”

Dundarave Festival of Lights – Support North Shore Transitional Housing

This Saturday Nov. 30th marks the start of the @DundaraveFest Festival of lights on Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver. Each Saturday, a full day of concerts is presented in a field of 100 Christmas trees on the beach, all to help raise awareness about homelessness, bring the community together, and raise funds for Lookout’s NorthContinue reading “Dundarave Festival of Lights – Support North Shore Transitional Housing”

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”