homelessness

First United Church, Union Gospel Mission, Citywide Housing Coalition, and Kerry Jang on state of homeless during cold wave

Since the cold snap hit,  First United Church and Union Gospel Mission have each seen an increase in numbers. The number of guests at First United Church increased from around 250 to 300...

Homeless World Cup Parade

Video of the Homeless World Cup players opening parade. More videos can be found at http://www.homelessworldcup.org/news/

Homeless World Cup draw deconstructed

Team Canada seen relaxing with coconuts on the beach in Rio. But things get more serious on Monday. The draw for the tournament was held Saturday. Canada will be in tough against Ireland and Mexico, b

Homeless World Cup: Coach's Report Day 1 by Alan Bates

Team Canada Coach Alan Bates sent this report directly from Brazil on day 1 of the team's journey...

Coach Alan Bates reports on the Homeless World Cup

Homeless Cup Team Canada Coach Alan Bates reports from Brazil.  His letter follows:Hi Street Soccer Fans,Day 2 started with a meeting to comment on successes and address problems that we had on...

Canada's Homeless World Cup team wings its way to Rio

Canada's representatives at the Homeless World Cup left on a 12 hour flight to Rio on Wednesday at 3PM. A sendoff breakfast included presentation of bags, track suits and a blessing.

Canada's Homeless World Cup Team: Countdown to Rio

The homeless world cup team is preparing hard for their departure for Rio on Sept. 15th. A sendoff is being planned. The team also recently attended the Vancouver Whitecaps game on September 5th at th

Canada's Homeless World Cup team

Canada’s players in the annual Homeless World Cup take off for Rio de Janeiro in less than a month. The team, made up of 5 players from Portland FC (named after the Portland Hotel) and 3 players...

Mayor calls for City to explore modular housing to meet affordable housing needs

A motion coming to city council next week calls for the City to begin exploring the creation of modular housing in Vancouver, something Mayor Robertson says can potentially provide a solution to...

New investment in permanent housing moves city much closer to goal of ending street homelessness, says Mayor

Mayor Robertson welcomed today’s announcement from Premier Campbell and Minister Rich Coleman of $225 million in new money for social housing in Vancouver, calling it a major step towards...