News & Events

Dandelion Street Outreach program launches

Dandelion Street Outreach program launches at Our Place Our Place is known for its community drop-in centre on Pandora Avenue. It is one of the few places where anybody who is struggling with homelessness can find the help they need. But there is another portion of the street community who are hunkered down in isolated […]

Christmas Meal

Christmas at Our Place in time of pandemic  VICTORIA, B.C. – Despite COVID throwing another wrinkle in the works, Our Place wants to make sure that everyone can still enjoy a festive Christmas meal. “Our chefs are busy cooking turkey, smashing potatoes, mixing stuffing and peeling vegetables,” says Julian Daly, Chief Executive Officer of Our […]

Jordan’s Story

The perfect gift is unique to each individual, but the greatest gift of all can be the strength to save your own life. “I am the only surviving member of my family,” says Jordan, a recovering addict and team lead at New Roads Therapeutic Recovery Community operated by Our Place. “My parents struggled with addiction […]

Max’s Story

If there is one thing Max has learned in his young life, it’s that recovery takes time. It is not as simple as flicking a switch and being ‘cured’. It takes hard work, self-determination, and a support network of family and professionals championing you along the way. Max was only 13 when a drug dealer […]

Mitchell’s Story

As a young boy growing up in Shawnigan Lake, Mitchell loved sports. In fact, after first donning skates at the age of two, he became so accomplished that he, along with his skating partner, earned bronze medals in figure skating pairs at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. “I had such an amazing childhood,” he says. […]

Our Place Rebrands Employment Service: Our WorkPlace

By Kiernan Green, Victoria News Our Place Society has announced the rebranding of its pre-employment training service as Our WorkPlace, following this year’s success of their technology-for-employment training program. Since January, the Society’s employment training program – formerly known as Next Steps to Employment – has paired two of its programs for those experiencing employment […]

Hungry Hearts Gala Fundraiser 2021

We are pleased to announce the 8th annual Hungry Hearts gala fundraiser, presented by PwC has raised $175,000 with all money going directly to our vital programs and services.  Thank you to everyone who supported us through our auctions, donations, sponsorships and promotion. This high profile food competition has now raised an incredible $1,075000 for […]

Beverly & Andrew’s Volunteer Story

What do you do at the end of a long, hard week of running your own home-based business? If you are Beverly and Andrew, you spend every Friday afternoon serving dinner to the Our Place family. Beverly and Andrew find that volunteering is a meaningful way to end the week. Their time at Our Place […]

Janet’s Volunteer Story

“I’ve been a volunteer with Our Place for several years,” says Janet who enjoys helping out at reception and in both kitchens. “Four days after I retired, I was talking to my husband and realized I needed to get out of Dodge,” she laughs. Janet previously worked as a travel agent for more than 20 […]