Homeless

Over 80 per cent of surveyed Camp Namegans residents self-identified as Indigenous. Namegans Nation/Facebook

Victoria organization says homelessness needs to be seen through an Indigenous lens

A disproportionate number of people living on the streets come from Indigneous backgrounds

Over 80 per cent of surveyed Camp Namegans residents self-identified as Indigenous. Namegans Nation/Facebook
(Black Press Media)

Cold weather shelters in Victoria to open Oct. 1

A 25-bed shelter at the Victoria Native Friendship Centre will provide shuttle services, meals and showers

(Black Press Media)
Robert Jarvis is a senior support care worker at Cedar Grove, a supportive housing complex run by the Cool Aid Society. The site is due for a massive renovation, but construction can’t start until the 22 residents have somewhere to go. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Cool Aid struggles to find temporary housing for Cedar Grove residents

Renovations can’t start at 210 Gorge Rd. E. until homes are found

Robert Jarvis is a senior support care worker at Cedar Grove, a supportive housing complex run by the Cool Aid Society. The site is due for a massive renovation, but construction can’t start until the 22 residents have somewhere to go. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Welfare woes: trying to stem Victoria’s ‘cheque effect’

Welfare woes: trying to stem Victoria’s ‘cheque effect’

VicPD chief suggests staggered social assistance payments, others say solution not that simple

Welfare woes: trying to stem Victoria’s ‘cheque effect’
A shopping cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park last summer. The cost of cleaning up after park campers is increasing, according to City parks staff. (News files)
A shopping cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park last summer. The cost of cleaning up after park campers is increasing, according to City parks staff. (News files)
The former Boys and Girls club at 1205 Yates St. will reopen as a transitional shelter this winter. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Former shelter at Boys and Girls club to reopen

Our Place-operated facility to be used as transitional shelter in winter months

The former Boys and Girls club at 1205 Yates St. will reopen as a transitional shelter this winter. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
Man sleeps on a park bench next to Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, October 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. VIEWS: Getting past the homeless rhetoric

Politicians treat citizens protecting neighbourhoods as the problem

Man sleeps on a park bench next to Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, October 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)