homelessness

Silly fun with Ant-Man; off-the grid emotions in Leave No Trace and a quirky feminist western

Also two of the best of Hot Docs: one placid, idyllic; the other harsh and angry and a pot-fuelled trip starring Christopher Plummer
homeless, homelessness, Vancouver rental market

Former seniors care facility in Victoria to become housing for the homeless

The purchase comes as the province heads to B.C. Supreme Court in its second attempt to evict the 80 to 100 people who have been camping on the grounds of the Victoria courthouse since last year.
Charles Neil-Curly and Jeremy Roy

Homeless Saskatchewan man given one-way bus ticket hopes for new life in B.C.

VANCOUVER — Two homeless Saskatchewan men who say they were given one-way bus tickets to British Columbia have arrived in Vancouver. Charles Neil-Curly, 23, has been homeless for about five months...

Street homelessness declining in Vancouver, City says

A figure combs the alley of an underlit neighbourhood for bottles, spare change for a burger and retires in the safety of the night, in a warm spot on the sidewalk. This unfortunate scene brings the...

Research initiatives in the Okanagan grow by 40 per cent

Since 2006, faculty and student research has grown from $8.3-m to $11.6-m.

Open hearts and pockets at the H'Arts for the Homeless fundraiser

The Lookout Society was looking for a fun way to raise funds to support those living without homes. The solution? Collaborate with In The House Festival and hold a fundraiser featuring local artists.

Canada's lack of national housing strategy targeted by Ontario court case

"We are the only country among developed western nations without a national housing strategy,” said Margot Young, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, and one of...

Gregor Robertson's letter of work and accomplishments

Mayor Gregor Robertson highlights Vision Vancouver's accomplishments and recent work in this letter: In a 9-1 vote last week, City Council passed my motion for city staff to develop a bylaw that...

Author opens up about social work, meeting the mayor and the literary life

Vancouver author Michael Christie talks about his social work experiences and on meeting Mayor Gregor Robertson to accept his book prize.

Christmas in Vancouver's brothels and sex work strolls

What are the holidays like for one of our city's most marginalized communities? VO brings you into Vancouver's brothels and onto its street corners to find out.