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Homelessness Action Week

Each year, we join communities and organizations throughout the region to mark Homelessness Action Week.

Homelessness Action Week 2018 is October 7 to 13.

What the week is about

The week’s purpose is to raise public awareness on issues of homelessness and rally local solutions.

Homelessness Action Week is organized by the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Council of Community Homelessness Tables. The council is a coalition of community organizations and all levels of government

Learn about the Committee's work on homelessness External website

Events and initiatives

We are a proud participant in Homelessness Action Week, and support events and initiatives during the week and over the year, including:

  • Homeless Connect events, where attendees can get everything from health care assistance to bike repairs to a nutritious meal
  • Events hosted by local non-profit organizations

 

Homelessness Action Week grants

Community and grassroots events and projects are an important part of Homelessness Action Week.

We provide grants to non-profit organizations to host events and organize projects related to Homelessness Action Week that:

  • Help Vancouver residents who are homeless
  • Create awareness of homelessness
  • Engage citizens on solutions to homelessness

Learn more about Homelessness Action Week grants

2018 grant recipients