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Bridge Housing Society Correspondence

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Agency: 
Health Canada
Date: 
1998-09
Pages: 
3
Collections: 
Summary: 
A letter from Health Canada to the Bridge Housing Society for Women asking for clarifications regarding the relocation of the DTES Women's Centre, which Health Canada was supporting at the time. The letter also addresses two proposals given by the Society to the Health Canada Community Development Fund, providing suggestions for future proposal development and resubmission.
Keywords: 
Bridge Housing Society for Women; DTES Women's Centre; Downtown Eastside Women's Centre; Bridge Housing Society; women; community development; Health Canada Community Development Fund

Regional Homelessness Plan for Greater Vancouver, March 19, 2001

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
Sponsor: 
Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI) of the National Homelessness Initiative (NHI) o
Date: 
2001-03-19
Pages: 
160
Collections: 
Summary: 
A preliminary version (March, 2001) of the Regional Homelessness Plan for Greater Vancouver, which was sent out to stakeholder for review. The guiding principle of the plan is that there is a need for a continuum of services in the areas of housing, income assistance and support services in order to alleviate homelessness in the GVRD. The plan identifies urgent housing priorities (minimal barrier emergency shelters; transition house beds; supportive housing units; permanent affordable housing); urgent support services priorities (outreach and drop-in centres; mental health services; prevention services; addiction treatment). Key statistics are presented to illuminate shortcomings of current housing, employment and social programs policy. Policy statements and strategies for action and change are provided for each key issue identified. An inventory of facilities and services in the areas of housing and support is provided in the appendices.
Keywords: 
Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness; GVRD; Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI); National Homelessness Initiative (NHI); Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH); Regional Homelessness Unit; Regional Homelessness Plan; housing; housing policy; housing need; income assistance; homelessness; Vancouver; social programs; social housing; affordable housing; SROs; single room occupancy hotels; support services; community supports; community-based services

Regional Homelessness Plan for Greater Vancouver: April 2001

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
Sponsor: 
Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI) of the National Homelessness Initiative (NHI) o
Date: 
2001-04
Pages: 
150
Collections: 
Summary: 
A preliminary version (April, 2001) of the Regional Homelessness Plan for Greater Vancouver, which was sent out to stakeholder for review. The guiding principle of the plan is that there is a need for a continuum of services in the areas of housing, income assistance and support services in order to alleviate homelessness in the GVRD. The plan identifies urgent housing priorities (minimal barrier emergency shelters; transition house beds; supportive housing units; permanent affordable housing); urgent support services priorities (outreach and drop-in centres; mental health services; prevention services; addiction treatment). Key statistics are presented to illuminate shortcomings of current housing, employment and social programs policy. Policy statements and strategies for action and change are provided for each key issue identified. An inventory of facilities and services in the areas of housing and support is provided in the appendices.
Keywords: 
Greater Vancouver Regional District; GVRD; Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI); National Homelessness Initiative (NHI); Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH); Regional Homelessness Unit; Regional Homelessness Plan; housing; housing policy; housing need; income assistance; homelessness; Vancouver; policy; social programs; social housing; affordable housing; SROs; single room occupancy; support services; community supports; community-based services; services

Homeless Francophone Women in British Columbia: Towards an Outreach Program: Final Report

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Reseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique
Sponsor: 
Status of Women Canada; Department of Canadian Heritage
Date: 
1997-07
Pages: 
67
Collections: 
Summary: 
A research report on the situation and needs of homeless Francophone women, and the role of community organizations in addressing these needs. It includes a brief literature review on women and homelessness and short discussion of research limitations when addressing this population. On the basis of contacts with BC organizations and 15 interviews with organizational representatives, the second section identifies key social needs and corresponding gaps in services for homeless persons and homeless women in general, and homeless Francophone women in particular. The third section outlines outreach approaches used by various organizations in Montreal, suggesting that these approaches could be replicated in British Columbia. The final section provides recommendations to organizations, including the need for more Francophone professionals, Francophone volunteers, better information sharing with francophone professionals and volunteers, increasing public awareness of services available, and creating an organization to work towards the development of a Francophone women's transition house. Each of these recommendations are listed in a table, and examples of activities to be done in the short- and long-term in order to meet objectives are provided. The appendices include information about the interviews conducted, the organizations participating in the research, and a directory of organizations providing services to homeless people in British Columbia.
Keywords: 
Reseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique; homelessness; homeless women; housing; affordable housing; housing needs; access to services; service provision; Francophone; homelessness in British Columbia; homeless women in British Columbia; Francophone women; outreach

Responding to Homelessness in Greater Vancouver

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
Sponsor: 
Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI) of the National Homelessness Initiative (NHI) o
Date: 
2001-02
Pages: 
8
Collections: 
Summary: 
A 2001 bulletin from the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee (RSCH) on Homelessness on its accomplishments since its initiation in 2000. The RSCH was formed under the federal government's National Homelessness Initiative (NHI), Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI). This news bulletin describes the committee's work with stakeholders in the past year to develop a preliminary regional homelessness plan for the GVRD. The preliminary plan's policy directions and strategies for alleviating homelessness in the GVRD are listed and described.
Keywords: 
Greater Vancouver Regional District; GVRD; Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI); National Homelessness Initiative (NHI); Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH); Regional Homelessness Unit; Regional Homelessness Plan; housing; housing need; housing policy; homelessness; Vancouver; policy; social programs; social housing; affordable housing; SROs; single room occupancy; support services; community supports; service provision; community-based services; community services; services

Regional Homelessness Plan for Greater Vancouver: Draft Plan

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
Sponsor: 
Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI) of the National Homelessness Initiative (NHI) o
Date: 
2001-02-06
Pages: 
78
Collections: 
Summary: 
The Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee (RSCH) was formed in March 2000, under the federal government's National Homelessness Initiative (NHI), Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI). Its primary objective was to develop a Regional Homelessness Plan to provide a region-wide framework for community based programs and services that address homelessness and its root causes. This draft Plan identifies urgent priorities and a series of other problems and service gaps that need to be addressed to alleviate homelessness in the GVRD. Key statistics are presented to illuminate shortcomings of current housing, employment and social programs policy, service and housing needs of the population. Policy statements and strategies for action and change are provided for each key issue identified.
Keywords: 
Greater Vancouver Regional District; GVRD; Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI); National Homelessness Initiative (NHI); Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH); Regional Homelessness Unit; Regional Homelessness Plan; housing; housing policy; housing need; homelessness; Vancouver; policy; social programs; social housing; affordable housing; SROs; single room occupancy; support services; community supports; community-based services; services

British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Association's 6th Annual Conference: Opportunities on the winds of change

Publication type: 
Conference / Meeting Proceedings
Agency: 
British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Association
Date: 
1998
Pages: 
14
Collections: 
Summary: 
Program for British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Association's 6th Annual Conference, entitled "Opportunities on the Winds of Change". Focuses on the theme of change, including changes in government policies and programs, and government bureaucracies. Includes conference schedule and descriptions of workshops under 7 streams: Administration, Development, Maintenance, Residential Tenancy Act, Board, Financial Management and Tenants.
Keywords: 
housing; Non-Profit Housing Sector; Residential Tenancy Act

Cost-Effective Housing in British Columbia: A Comparison of Non-Profit and Market Housing

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
British Columbia Housing Management Commission (BCHMC)
Sponsor: 
British Columbia Housing Management Commission (BCHMC)
Date: 
1997
Pages: 
60
Collections: 
Summary: 
Compares the 'cost-effectiveness' of non-profit vs. market housing, based on BC experience 1977-1996. Produces findings with regard to rent and subsidies. Summarizes the theoretical literature and the policy debate. Finds that private rents rise faster than non-market rents and that the non-profit approach has been most effective in terms of assisting families in need overall.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; British Columbia; non-profit housing; market housing; British Columbia Housing Management Commission; BCHMC; BC Housing

From the Reserve to the City: Amerindian Women in Qu

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Status of Women Canada
Sponsor: 
Status of Women Canada
Date: 
1995
Pages: 
103
Collections: 
Summary: 
Examines the situation of Aboriginal women who leave their home communities to live in urban centres. Includes a literature review and analysis of data in the Aboriginal Peoples Survey. Asks why Aboriginal women leave their home communities. Based on interviews, examines family violence, health, education, access to services, culture and language, belonging, reintegration, and self-government. Examines the different conditions of Aboriginal women on and off reserve and the difficulties faced by urban Aboriginal women and their particular needs.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; Aboriginal; family violence; health; education; access to services; self-government

Canadian Women's Health Network Brochure

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
This brochure describes the Canadian Women's Health Network, including its origins, vision, goals, and ways to get involved.
Collections: 
Keywords: 
health; women's health; gender and health; women's health movement; Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
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