Vancouver Homelessness

C/O Mark Sissons

An African Friend To Vancouver's At-Risk Youth

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.

'Heaven Or Hell'

VANCOUVER - To outsiders, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside could be considered an intimidating place, where some backalleys are strewn with syringes and many residents struggle with addiction. But for a...
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In Vancouver: Homeless and Desperate for Help

Despite all my work with the homeless in Toronto, I had never seen such a concentration of people so desperate for help. There were crowds huddled in doorways purchasing and injecting drugs openly. I was scared. And I was ashamed that I was scared amongst the people I had always tried to support.
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A Changing Downtown Eastside

VANCOUVER - Herb Varley measures the transformation of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by the trendy cafes, upscale grocery stores and high-priced salons that are quickly creeping from the city's maze o...
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Vancouver Sued Over Homeless Ban

Vancouver bylaws that prevent people from sleeping on streets, in parks or on other city properties are unconstitutional, the Pivot Legal Society claims in a lawsuit it is filing with B.C. Supreme Cou...