|About Cool Aid|
The Victoria Cool Aid Society builds homes, lives and community. We create opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty. We make a difference through housing, health care, support and emergency shelters. Cool Aid helps over 10,000 people in the Capital Region every year.
The Victoria Cool Aid Society traces its origins to the Cool Aid Hostel, which was established over 40 years ago, on June 10, 1968, to provide short-term, emergency shelter to transient youth travelling the country. Today, Cool Aid operates a diverse range of social and health services for those in our community who are most vulnerable.
This story provided courtesy of Shaw TV Victoria and hosted on the Cool Aid's YouTube channel.
Cool Aid is well known for their work in addressing issues related to housing, such as accessibility, affordability, alternative housing programs and homelessness. In addition to housing and shelter, Cool Aid also provides primary multi-disciplinary health care at the Cool Aid Health Centre. Through the provision of accessible and affordable service we are able to meet individual needs and make a positive contribution to creating a healthy and vibrant community.
Cool Aid is an active participant in a variety of regional, provincial and national networks and organizations which work together to improve services, maximize our effectiveness and influence policy. The Society is governed by an elected, community-based Board of Directors, which employs a comprehensive and open committee structure in order to maximize community input into Cool Aid's various initiatives. Cool Aid has established itself as a "bottom line" resource in the social safety net within the Capital Regional District (CRD).
For information on our specific programs, visit the links at left. A more detailed history of the Victoria Cool Aid Society can also be found online.
To provide holistic shelter, housing, and community health services to adults experiencing marginalization in the Victoria area.
We act to end homelessness by working in partnership with others to develop community-based solutions. We are committed to working in a non-judgmental way with adults experiencing marginalization in Greater Victoria by advocating for and providing emergency shelter, supportive housing, integrated health care and other support services.
The Victoria Cool Aid Society acts to end homelessness and improve our quality of life by working with others to build a community where:
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