Saying goodbye to Our Place's lobby ambassador as Gordie moves into a new home to call his own.
Victoria students turn homeless shelter into a lesson in giving back
Global TV: Students at a Victoria middle school are volunteering at a controversial homeless shelter, turning a controversial decision into a life lesson. Neetu Garcha reports.
Community comes together to serve over 700 meals to the homeless and impoverished of Greater Victoria. Local politicians and dignitaries joined Our Place volunteers and staff to make everyone feel like family this Easter by not only serving a special meal, but taking the time to listen to those whose voices are often the last to be heard.
Transformation happens every day at Our Place. David and Ian explain what Our Place means to them and how it helped when they were both at their lowest point.
The Big Latke Lunch & Dreidel Spin-off - Bringing Hanukkah to Our Place
VICTORIA, B.C. – To celebrate Hanukkah – the Jewish Festival of Lights – eager and excited volunteers of the Congregation Emanu El took over the kitchen at Our Place on Wednesday, Dec. 28 for the third annual The Big Latke Lunch. The one common denominator that links all faiths during the holiday season is a special feast. Combine that with the spirit of sharing, family and friends, and suddenly the meal becomes an event.
When it comes to Christmas dinner, Our Place needs a lot of prep time. That’s because its kitchen staff and volunteers expect to feed over 750 hungry people.
As manager of food services at Our Place, Brian Cox is a pro at creating tasty meals for the masses on a limited budget. And thanks to the extra support of donors during the festive season, he’s able to get his hands on 450 kg of turkey, 225 kg of potatoes, 110 kg of stuffing, 100 kg of vegetables, 115 litres of gravy, 25 kg of cranberry sauce, 125 pies and over 1,500 cups of coffee.
Angel Gifts at Our Place - Over 750 presents will be delivered to people in need
VICTORIA, B.C. – For the last four years, Our Place volunteer Linda Ryder has dedicated her Christmas to collecting as many presents as possible. But before you get jealous, she then gives all of them away to vulnerable people who might otherwise go without.
Giving Thanks for Family at Our Place -- Local dignitaries help serve over 1,000 Thanksgiving meals to region’s homeless and working poor.
Thanks to our fabulous sponsor, 2 Burley Men Moving, we have a new TV ad running on CTV that focuses on just some of the important work we are doing in Victoria.
Hunger in Victoria has hit a new high. More people are turning to meal programs, but at the same time organizations say donations are drying up. In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, Our Place Society served 100,000 more meals than the year before. “We are seeing more seniors, people struggling with health care costs and housing costs. We’re seeing younger people that can’t find jobs and we’re seeing more people on the street,” said Don Evans, executive director of Our Place.