End Homelessness Now » Eventshttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca Metro VancouverThu, 19 Dec 2013 04:39:58 +0000enhourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1Beyond Homelessness Forum 2011http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2011/10/beyond-homelessness-forum-2011/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2011/10/beyond-homelessness-forum-2011/#commentsWed, 05 Oct 2011 21:33:56 +0000adminhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=2545This forum, Beyond Homelessness explores how homelessness in our culture has many facets including social, economic, environmental, psychological, and spiritual.

Don’t miss this Forum … help us to end homelessness NOW.

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This forum, Beyond Homelessness explores how homelessness in our culture has many facets including social, economic, environmental, psychological, and spiritual.

Don’t miss this Forum … help us to end homelessness NOW.

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Duke Ellington’s Sacred Musichttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2011/10/duke-ellingtons-sacred-music/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2011/10/duke-ellingtons-sacred-music/#commentsWed, 05 Oct 2011 20:45:19 +0000adminhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=2527Join the fundraising performance of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music … benefitting First United Church Mission.

Featuring the talents of Alex Dugdale, The Sacred Music Gospel Choir, The Sojourners, Marcus Mosely, Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra and Dee Daniels.

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Join the fundraising performance of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music … benefitting First United Church Mission.

Featuring the talents of Alex Dugdale, The Sacred Music Gospel Choir, The Sojourners, Marcus Mosely, Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra and Dee Daniels.

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Vancouver Mayoralty Debatehttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2011/10/vancouver-mayoralty-debate/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2011/10/vancouver-mayoralty-debate/#commentsWed, 05 Oct 2011 19:06:04 +0000adminhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=2524Be sure to attend the Vancouver Mayoralty Debate on Homelessness and Affordable Housing involving the two candidates Suzanne Anton and Gregor Robertson.

Date: November 7

Time: 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)

Location: 1012 Nelson (at Burrard Street)

Panelists:

Francis Bula Mike Howell Patrick Stewart

FREE PUBLIC EVENT

For more information, go to the [...]]]>

Be sure to attend the Vancouver Mayoralty Debate on Homelessness and Affordable Housing involving the two candidates Suzanne Anton and Gregor Robertson.

Date: November 7

Time: 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)

Location: 1012 Nelson (at Burrard Street)

Panelists: 

  • Francis Bula
  • Mike Howell
  • Patrick Stewart

FREE PUBLIC EVENT

For more information, go to the Home page.

 

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UBC Dialogueshttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/10/ubc-dialogues/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/10/ubc-dialogues/#commentsFri, 22 Oct 2010 17:25:47 +0000adminhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1809Tuesday, November 16, 2010

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Evergreen Cultural Centre

Studio Theatre and Main Lobby

1205 Pinetree Way

Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7Y3 – map

Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Admission is free and guests are welcome, but advance registration is required.

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Is it Shocking how we Treat the Mentally Ill?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Evergreen Cultural Centre

Studio Theatre and Main Lobby

1205 Pinetree Way

Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7Y3 – map

Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Admission is free and guests are welcome, but advance registration is required.

RSVP online by Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to a friend.

For more information about this event, please contact Melissa Forster at 604-827-5831 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 604-827-5831 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or at melissa.forster@ubc.ca.

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Great News for Vancouver: Major Investments in Social Housing Announced Todayhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/05/great-news-for-vancouver-major-investments-in-social-housing-announced-today/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/05/great-news-for-vancouver-major-investments-in-social-housing-announced-today/#commentsWed, 26 May 2010 00:41:19 +0000adminhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1426As you are aware, ending street homelessness is one of Vision Vancouver’s top priorities. Today, our city moved a big step closer to reaching our goal of ending street homelessness by 2015. ]]>May 25, 2010

As you are aware, ending street homelessness is one of Vision Vancouver’s top priorities. Today, our city moved a big step closer to reaching our goal of ending street homelessness by 2015.

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THE CENTURYMEN – 2009 CONCERT TOURhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/05/the-centurymen-2009-concert-tour/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/05/the-centurymen-2009-concert-tour/#commentsSat, 15 May 2010 04:07:39 +0000adminhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1348

Sponsored by: End Homelessness Now & First Baptist Church

The CenturyMen, established in 1969, is an auditioned men’s chorus of professional Christian musicians who are Ministers of music, Concert artists, College Faculty members and one pastor across America and Germany.

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Location: St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church

Date: July 16, 2010  Time: 8:00pm

Sponsored by: End Homelessness Now & First Baptist Church

The CenturyMen, established in 1969, is an auditioned men’s chorus of professional Christian musicians who are Ministers of music, Concert artists, College Faculty members and one pastor across America and Germany.

The CenturyMen assemble annually from across the United States and Germany for a concert tours in different areas of the United States. Every five years The CenturyMen makes a tour abroad as a concert/ mission tour. Overseas tours have included the nations of England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Switzerland, Israel, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Russia, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

The CenturyMen concert is open to the public. For further information, please contact:

Don Evans, First United Church (Mission)

Phone: (604) 681-8365 Ext 105

Cell: (604) 505-5921

Fax: (604) 681-8928

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COPE Housing Solutions Forumhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/05/cope-housing-solutions-forum/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/05/cope-housing-solutions-forum/#commentsMon, 03 May 2010 19:12:14 +0000adminhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1326COPE is sponsoring a day-long discussion about SOLUTIONS to these problems. What can city government do? What can neighbourhoods do? What can non-profits do? What should we expect from the private sector? What about co-ops? What are the new and creative SOLUTIONS to the housing crisis?

Saturday, May 8 – 9:30-3:30 – 411 Seniors Centre, [...]]]>

COPE is sponsoring a day-long discussion about SOLUTIONS to these problems.  What can city government do?  What can neighbourhoods do?  What can non-profits do?  What should we expect from the private sector?  What about co-ops?  What are the new and creative SOLUTIONS to the housing crisis?

Saturday, May 8 – 9:30-3:30 – 411 Seniors Centre, 411 Dunsmuir St.

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3rd Roundtable on Collaborating for City Transformationhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/04/3rd-roundtable-on-collaborating-for-city-transformation/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/04/3rd-roundtable-on-collaborating-for-city-transformation/#commentsFri, 23 Apr 2010 04:47:32 +0000adminhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1296Friday, April 23rd 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Tenth Avenue Church, 11 West 10th Ave, Vancouver

Presentation

Dave Witt, Team Leader, True City

Andrew Zantingh, Pastor, First Christian Reformed Church of Hamilton

Q & A and Discussion

moderated by Jonathan Bird, City Gate Leadership Forum

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Friday, April 23rd9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Tenth Avenue Church, 11 West 10th Ave, Vancouver

Presentation

Dave Witt, Team Leader, True City

Andrew Zantingh, Pastor, First Christian Reformed Church of Hamilton

Q & A and Discussion

moderated by Jonathan Bird, City Gate Leadership Forum

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John Ralston Saul at UCV!!http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/03/john-ralston-saul-at-ucv/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/03/john-ralston-saul-at-ucv/#commentsTue, 23 Mar 2010 04:02:59 +0000editorhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1228Tuesday, 7:30 pm March 30, 2010

John Ralston Saul will speak in the UCV Sanctuary. Saul is current President of International PEN, and an award winning essayist and novelist. He is the author of, among other numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, A Fair Country: Telling Truths [...]]]>

“Myth and Spirituality in A Fair Country

Tuesday, 7:30 pm March 30, 2010

John Ralston Saul will speak in the UCV Sanctuary. Saul is current President of International PEN, and an award winning essayist and novelist. He is the author of, among other numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada. (Epperson thinks this is the most important book on Canada he has ever read.)

This is an extraordinary opportunity for UCV and the wider Vancouver community to hear one of Canada’s most important and influential public intellectuals.

Please spread the news and bring your friends!

(A collection will take place to support UCV’s “Our Children’s Table,” a pre-school literacy and nutrition program.)

Co-hosted by North Shore Unitarian Church

John Ralston saul

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Share the Gold eventhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/02/share-the-gold-event/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/02/share-the-gold-event/#commentsTue, 23 Feb 2010 21:39:08 +0000editorhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1203

Share the Gold invites you to help link the worlds within our city by creating a human chain along Hastings Street.

A Half-Hour Stand in Solidarity

as together we create

A Human Chain to Share The Gold

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Share the Gold invites you to help link the worlds within our city by creating a human chain along Hastings Street.

A Half-Hour Stand in Solidarity

as together we create

A Human Chain to Share The Gold

Our vision is of a golden chain of individuals standing 3m apart along either side of Hastings Street for 3 blocks from First United, past Carnegie Community Centre and InSite to Pigeon Park

On February 24th (4.45pm to 5.15pm)

Please wear a yellow scarf – or obtain one at First United at 4.15 pm

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Olympic Safe Haven Projecthttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/02/olympic-safe-haven-projec/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/02/olympic-safe-haven-projec/#commentsThu, 11 Feb 2010 18:51:34 +0000editorhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1179The Olympic Safe Haven Project is based on a “Block Parent” style of providing refuge. Any agency, organization, club, church or group is welcome to participate. We will post signs in our windows clearly visible from the street for the duration of the Winter Olympics.

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The Olympic Safe Haven Project is based on a “Block Parent” style of providing refuge. Any agency, organization, club, church or group is welcome to participate. We will post signs in our windows clearly visible from the street for the duration of the Winter Olympics.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Bill Briscall at 604-215-3047 at Rain city Housing.

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Community Forum on Mental Healthhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/02/community-forum-on-mental-health/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/02/community-forum-on-mental-health/#commentsWed, 03 Feb 2010 17:41:57 +0000editorhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1156MP Hedy Fry will be hosting a community forum on mental health issues on Tuesday, February 9th, from 6:30- 8:30 pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 1030 Jervis St. ]]>MP Hedy Fry will be hosting a community forum on mental health issues on Tuesday, February 9th, from 6:30- 8:30 pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 1030 Jervis St. ]]>http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/02/community-forum-on-mental-health/feed/3Sixth emergency winter shelter opens in Vancouverhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/01/sixth-emergency-winter-shelter-opens-in-vancouver/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/01/sixth-emergency-winter-shelter-opens-in-vancouver/#commentsSun, 17 Jan 2010 03:15:53 +0000editorhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1150

A sixth emergency shelter for the homeless will open at 747 Cardero Street on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 to ensure shelter options are available throughout the city for a temporary period ending by April 30, 2010.

With the shelter’s opening, 40 additional sleeping spaces will be available through the City’s [...]]]>

City of Vancouver

A sixth emergency shelter for the homeless will open at 747 Cardero Street on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 to ensure shelter options are available throughout the city for a temporary period ending by April 30, 2010.

With the shelter’s opening, 40 additional sleeping spaces will be available through the City’s 2010 Winter Response Program, for a total of 460 spaces. The 2010 program will have 500 temporary emergency shelter beds in total.

The Cardero Street shelter will be operated by RainCity Housing, who have operated housing and shelter for people throughout the Lower Mainland since 1982. At least two RainCity staff will be at the shelter at all times. As with other shelters opened under the 2010 Winter Response Program, shelter users can bring shopping carts and pets and will receive two meals each day.

A community open house is planned for January 26, 2010 to provide information on shelter operations and 24-hour agency contacts for neighbours. A bed reservation system will reduce line-ups and access to adequate washroom facilities will be ensured. The shelter will remain open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

Emergency winter shelters are funded in 2010 through a $1.2 million contribution from the Government of British Columbia and $500,000 from the City. Shelter locations are chosen based on need and the number of homeless in the area.

Two other temporary shelters opened in December 2009 at 677 East Broadway and January 2010 at 1435 Granville Street to join the three temporary emergency shelters already in operation.

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Media contacts:

Corporate Communications

604.871.6336

RainCity Housing

Bill Briscall

604.671.2169

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Faith Leaders Meeting to Address Homelessnesshttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/01/faith-leaders-meeting-to-address-homelessness/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/01/faith-leaders-meeting-to-address-homelessness/#commentsSun, 17 Jan 2010 03:00:56 +0000editorhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1143Reverend Dr. Steven Epperson and “End Homelessness Now” would like to invite you to a meeting on Thursday, January 28th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Street (Oak & 49th), Vancouver. Refreshments and Networking at 6:30pm, Program begins at 7:00pm.

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Update on new City Shelters

Reverend Dr. Steven Epperson and “End Homelessness Now” would like to invite you to a meeting on Thursday, January 28th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Street (Oak & 49th), Vancouver. Refreshments and Networking at 6:30pm, Program begins at 7:00pm.

The purpose of the meeting will be to:

1. Provide an update on new City Shelters.  What new Shelters have opened up?  What other Shelters are planned? Do these new shelters need support? Are people already involved?

2. Look at organizing Neighborhood Hubs.  Who is willing to work with other Faith Communities in their area?  Are there Faith Communities willing to adopt a Shelter?

3. Feasibility of establishing an Interfaith Alliance to End Homelessness.  What will this look like?

4. Discuss strategies to have a City Wide Plan to End Homelessness.  What is the role of the Faith Community in prompting government to develop and monitor this plan?

We welcome new members from the faith community who were unable to attend the meeting before Christmas. We encourage you to send a representative if you are not personally able to attend.  Nancy Hall will facilitate the meeting. Nancy has  years of experience in community development and in facilitation of strategic thinking towards improving community health.

Please RSVP if you are able to attend. Thank you.

Amanda Trimble

Administrative Coordinator

First United Church (Mission)

320 East Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 1P4

Phone: (604) 681-8365 x126

Fax: (604) 681-8928

Email: atrimble@firstunited.ca

Web: www.firstunited.ca

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2nd Roundtable on Collaborating for City Transformationhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/01/2nd-roundtable-on-collaborating-for-city-transformation/ http://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/2010/01/2nd-roundtable-on-collaborating-for-city-transformation/#commentsMon, 11 Jan 2010 15:29:06 +0000editorhttp://www.endhomelessnessnow.ca/?p=1139Thursday, January 14th, 10 AM – 4 PM

@ Tenth Avenue Church, 11 West 10th Ave, Vancouver

Presentation: Dave Hillis, President, Leadership Foundations

Planning Circles: Jonathan Bird, City Gate Leadership Forum

How can the resources of the Christian community (clergy [...]]]>

City Gate Leadership Forum

Thursday, January 14th, 10 AM – 4 PM

@ Tenth Avenue Church, 11 West 10th Ave, Vancouver

Presentation: Dave Hillis, President, Leadership Foundations

Planning Circles: Jonathan Bird, City Gate Leadership Forum

How can the resources of the Christian community (clergy & laity, church & parachurch & marketplace) be connected and then engaged in a common effort with government and non-Christian groups?

AM  Find out how the church in other cities is partnering successfully within and beyond itself for spiritual and social transformation.

PM  Over lunch and through the afternoon, together we will identify a collaborative project which addresses a pressing spiritual and social need.

City Gate Leadership Forum

(formerly Shalom Seekers)

Jonathan Bird

City Gate Leadership Forum

From good intentions to effective outcomes.

C: 778 881 2137      0: 604 879 5510     F: 604 879 6181

PO Box 78050, Grandview RPO, Vancouver, BC  V5N 5W1, Canada

shalomseekers.com

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