Let's Change Our Perspective on Homelessness
With the generous support of 2 Burley Men Moving and CTV, we have created a new commercial that offers a different perspective on homelessness and poverty in Greater Victoria.
Our Place Society supports Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens, and now has a residential floor dedicated to helping those in recovery.
Local businessman Scott Burley doesn’t hide the fact that he enjoys a good lunch served from one of Victoria’s gourmet food trucks. So when he decided to do something special for Our Place, the idea of a Food Truck Gala was a natural.
What does it mean to share an Easter meal at Our Place and be treated with the respect, kindness and love that we all deserve? Staff, volunteers and family members share their stories.
Executive Director Don Evans discusses homelessness and poverty in Greater Victoria, and how Our Place is meeting people where they are at, plus offering life-changing opportunities. Originally broadcast on Shaw TV's Citizens Forum.
Imagine being homeless and every time you see a vacancy for an apartment, the landlord takes one look and says, “We’re full.” But this isn’t the Christmas story, it’s real life for so many Family members — especially the over 30-per-cent of the Our Place community who identify as Aboriginal.
To help our Aboriginal Family members get the hand-up they deserve, Our Place — with the assistance of a grant from the Homelessness Partnering Strategy — has hired two Aboriginal Housing Support workers.
It isn't every day that we get to celebrate a romance 20 years in the making here at Our Place. Neither Lisa or Ward can drive. He’s legally blind, she has inner ear damage and hearing loss. They met on the bus 20 years ago and fell in love while sharing daily lunches at Our Place. Now the couple are engaged and plan to marry this summer.
Carole James, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill makes a statement in the British Columbia Legislative Assembly acknowledging the work of Our Place and our Sponsor-a-Breakfast program.
Canadian health officials recommend that women between the ages of 50 and 69 have breast screening mammograms once every two years. However, for many struggling with mental health or addiction issues — or homelessness — regular medical check-ups are almost impossible. But this weekend — the screening came to them.