Homelessness Action Week 2011 – What Will You Do?

Homelessness Action Week (October 10-16, 2011) takes place each year across Canada. In Victoria, events are coordinated by our partners at the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.

Homelessness Action Week includes invites individuals and businesses to take actions in making a difference for the impoverished and homeless. Learning events also share information about the current state of poverty and homelessness in Victoria with the intention to solve  homelessness.

Events in Victoria include:

Home Safe Hamilton – a documentary about how Canadian families live with the threat and the reality of homelessness. The screening will include a time for discussion of local homelessness issues.

  • 7 to 9 pm Wednesday, October 12 @ The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas Street
  • Register online or call Mary Katharine at 250-383-6166 ext 100

End Poverty: Action Learning Event – participate in a discussion for action on local homelessness issues, featuring guest speakers Brendan Reimer of the Canadian CED Network and Shauna McKinnon of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

  • 8:30 to 11:30 am Thursday, October 13 @ Fairfield Gonzales Community Place, Garry Oak Room, 1335 Thurlow Road
  • Register online or call Mary Katharine at 250-383-6166 ext 100

Project Connect – includes professional services as well the delivery of survival packs of donated toiletries and cold weather clothing essentials. Whether you donate a single toque or a case of deodorant, you will make a difference!

  • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Friday, October 14 at  Our Place, 919 Pandora Avenue
  • If your workplace is interested in banding together to donate en mass, the coalition has created these fun posters to help you share info with everyone in your office: Poster 1 and Poster 2

More details of both the Home Safe Hamilton screening and End Poverty are available on this poster. Please share it with your friends, family and co-workers.

Special thanks to The Cridge Centre for the Family for making this article available to Cool Aid.