Vancouver Homeless

An African Friend To Vancouver's At-Risk Youth

Mark Sissons | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Sissons

We tend to think of charities involving Africans in terms of us providing assistance to them, not the other way around. Yet here is a man who spent part of his childhood in an orphanage in war-torn Uganda, changing young lives on our streets with a message of hope that flows from one powerful realization: Someone values me. I am not alone.

Vancouver VIPs Sleep Out To Raise Money For Homeless

CP | Posted 11.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The participants raised more than $670,000 for Covenant House

Vancouver Mayor Misses Goal To Eliminate Homelessness

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Gregor Robertson had hoped to get Vancouver's homeless off the streets by 2015.

Tim Hortons Apologizes To Homeless Man Who Had Water Dumped On Him

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Tim Hortons has apologized after the owner of a Vancouver location was seen dumping a bucket of water on a homeless man sleeping outside."...

Bucket Of Water Allegedly Dumped On Homeless Man In Vancouver

CBC | Posted 04.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A Facebook campaign calling for a boycott of the Tim Hortons in downtown Vancouver has garnered thousands of hits over allegations someone from the st...

Storage Facility For Vancouver's Homeless Wins Big Prize

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

It's the only program of its kind in Vancouver.

B.C. Cold Snap Warning Prompts Additional Homeless Shelter Beds

CBC | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Environment Canada is forecasting cold winds and freezing temperatures rolling through parts of B.C. will persist for several days, and that's heighte...

► Homeless Man Shares What Little He Has With Stranger

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Homelessness is a longstanding and serious issue in Vancouver. But living in one of the world's most expensive cities means it's easy to feel like you...

Remove 'Selfish Yuppies' From Vancouver: Petition

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The topic of homelessness is a hotly contested one in Vancouver, especially for those residing in the downtown core. Plans for two homeless shelter...

DISTURBING: Vancouver 'Addict' Urged To Light His Hair On Fire

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A disturbing video has been posted online that appears to show a vulnerable man in Vancouver lighting his hair on fire while a group of young men egg ...

Homelessness Cuts Life Expectancy In Half: Vancouver Report

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - He was a wily character with a bright personality, known for philosophical musings as he sold flowers from the streets of downtown Vancouv...

Aboriginal Art Hotel Is Unlike Anything Else In Canada

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Tucked cozily away in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood sits a building that is hard to miss. With ornate aboriginal designs and a majestic ...

Homeless Shelters Anger Downtown Vancouver Residents

CBC | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Tempers flared at a public meeting Wednesday night as downtown Vancouver residents got their first chance to voice their concerns over two new shelter...

Vancouver Park Campers Released From Custody

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Five people who were arrested during the dismantling of a homeless camp on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside have now been released from polic...

Vancouver Homeless Camp Disperses

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The day Ben DuPont walked out of jail last July, he bought a little green tent for $64 and pegged it into a Downtown Eastside park that so...

Tents Remain At Vancouver Homeless Camp After Deadline

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Tents remained up in a homeless camp on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside early Thursday, following an emotional day that saw a coroner remove...

Man Found Dead In Vancouver Homeless Camp

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A coroner wheeled a body out of a homeless camp on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside just hours before police were expected to enforce an inju...

Vancouver Police Test Body Cameras To Disband Homeless Camp

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | 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...

Vancouver Allowed To Evict Homeless From Park: Court

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A judge has provided one week for homeless residents of a squalid tent city to vacate a downtown Vancouver park, in a ruling advocates say...

Texting System Warns Vancouver Homeless About Bad Drugs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A non-profit Vancouver group says a new text-messaging system that gets information to homeless people could potentially save lives.Tracey...

First Nations Distance Themselves From Vancouver Homeless Camp

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Squatters given eviction notices for camping in a Vancouver park claim they have a right to put down stakes because they're on unceded lan...

LOOK: Genius Bus Benches Help The Homeless

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An innovative bus bench campaign designed to give homeless people some dignity has thrust a Canadian ad firm into the international spotlight. Last...

Hotel Resurrected As Supportive Housing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A former Vancouver hotel has been officially reopened as an interim supportive housing for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Accor...

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 ...

Life is Beautiful? Even the Marginalized Can Benefit from Art

Imelda Nurwisah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Imelda Nurwisah

As humble as they might be, beauty and art can play a part in the support service toolkit that helps the homeless with life challenges and provides assistance that is emotional, social, and spiritual in nature.