everyone deserves home

How We Help


Cool Aid houses 550+ people in Greater Victoria who were previously homeless. We are building 233 new homes.

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Emergency Shelters

Cool Aid’s three shelters provide 165 guests with a warm bed, meals, healthcare, and other supports.

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Health & Dental

>60,000 patient encounters/year through Cool Aid's Community Health Centre and health outreach.

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Recreation and wellness, employment services, meals, education, referrals, paperwork, counselling.

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Latest News

Empowering clients at the Downtown Community Centre

February 14, 2024

“It’s about listening, respect, and empowerment, and we’re right in the middle of town. Everyone is welcome,” Peer Support Facilitator, Warren Bailey.

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Boosting nutrition – and well-being – with grocery gift cards

February 14, 2024

"Besides a better diet, the gift cards give dignity, choice, and a boost to our clients’ mental health,” Frontline Supervisor, Amanda Nurse.

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Victoria clinic bridging gaps in dental care for patients in need

February 13, 2024

From now until Feb. 29, Cool Aid's Everyone Deserves to Smile campaign is raising funds for life-changing dental treatment.

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Who We Are

At Cool Aid, we believe that everyone deserves home, which is why we create hope and opportunities for people who are homeless and living in poverty.

Victoria Cool Aid Society acknowledges the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ  peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, on whose traditional territories we build homes, lives, and community. HÍSW̱ḴE.

We provide affordable housing, emergency shelter, health and dental care, nutritious meals, and wellness programs such as recreation, employment and volunteer opportunities. With your support, our staff help more than 12,000 people annually at 20 locations in Victoria, Saanich and Langford.


Ways to Give

Thank you for giving to Cool Aid. Your generous compassion ensures that we can continue to provide homes, shelter, meals, healthcare and support for Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable people. At Cool Aid, we believe that everyone deserves home. And because of your support, we are one step closer to making this vision a reality. Thank you for your compassion and your generosity – we couldn’t do this without you.


Annual Statistics


health & medical visits

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visits to Overdose Prevention Unit

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