Homeless Vancouver

Vancouver Police Test Body Cameras To Disband Homeless Camp

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver's police force is becoming the latest across the country to outfit officers with wearable video cameras, deploying the devices f...

How We Help Vancouver's Mentally Ill During The Holidays

Nancy Keough | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Nancy Keough

As the holiday season approaches, many will enjoy the festivities with family and friends but other people in Vancouver will be hurting. Those living with mental illness can find this time of year challenging and our clients at The Kettle Society often find the holidays to be the loneliest time of year. Most services are closed on December 25th, but we stay open. Everyone feels accepted and at home here. On Christmas Day we host a turkey lunch with all the trimmings, table cloths and décor. Depending on public donations, we give out small gifts like gloves, socks and boxes of chocolates. We want everyone to feel valued.

'Homeless' Man Gives Away Hundreds To Strangers

CBC | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A mysterious benefactor on the streets of Vancouver is rewarding random acts of kindness towards those in need this holiday season. A man disguised...

LOOK: Shipping Containers As Homeless Shelters

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

As temperatures drop below zero, homeless advocates around B.C. are thinking inside, as well as outside the box to come up with solutions for housing ...

Spotlight On Vancouver's 'Invisible' Homeless

CBC | Posted 12.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

When people typically think of the homeless, they picture panhandlers and dumpster divers. But as Homelessness Action Week kicks off Sunday, advocat...

Mark Brand's Vision To Do Right By His DTES Neighbours

John F. Gray | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Talk is cheap, and Vancouver's Mark Brand exemplifies the social entrepreneur who's all about getting things done. Brand's business isn't about stuffing his personal bottom line. Over coffee at his diner, Save On Meats, he shared his vision and goal for being a leader and creating a social business model that's independently sustainable, while supporting the local community.

WATCH: Homeless Problems Bad All Over Canada

NFB | Oisin Curran | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada British Columbia

From the NFB, Here At Home is an interactive documentary offering a look inside At Home, a radical experiment to end chronic homelessness. Led by the ...

Free Sandwiches For DTES Homeless

The Province | John Colebourn | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Mark Brand wants to help feed the homeless one breakfast sandwich at a time. Brand, the owner of Save On Meats at 43 West Hastings in Vancouver pla...

WATCH: In the Kitchen with Mr. MadDogg

NFB | Oisin Curran | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada British Columbia

From the NFB, Here At Home is an interactive documentary offering a look inside At Home, a radical experiment to end chronic homelessness. Led by the ...

WATCH: Heart Of Hell

NFB | Oisin Curran | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia

From the NFB, Here At Home is an interactive documentary offering a look inside At Home, a radical experiment to end chronic homelessness. Led by the ...

Laws That Punish Homeless Should Be Repealed

Scott E. Bernstein | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Scott E. Bernstein

Over the past weeks, Pivot Legal Society has talked to homeless men in Stanley Park and documented six assaults in the last month. Some of the victims have talked to the police, some have chosen not to report, and instead are finding more isolated places to sleep in an attempt to avoid detection by would-be assailants. This recent series of assaults against homeless men is not surprising in light of research looking at rates of victimization among homeless people.