It's common to find ourselves 'working off the sides of our desks.' Occupying whatever free time we have with a million other things. At Dakelh & Quesnel Community Housing Society (DQCHS) there is so much work done off the sides of desks its been taking over their office, quite literally. For the past 3 years DQCHS has been running a food bank from inside their office. Taking open door policy to the next level with an inviting 'open store' for tenants and community alike. Read more on all their great work and initiatives here.
Prince George, British Columbia – It was announced this morning by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association and the Provincial Government of British Columbia that $550 million will be released into the BC: Indigenous Housing Fund. The fund will be open to Indigenous organizations and First Nations to build 1,750 units of social housing in Urban, Rural and Northern regions. [Read more].
There are so many hurdles in developing housing long before the first brick is ever laid. It really does take a village, in the case of affordable housing an entire city and province is needed too. When it comes to developing it can be very difficult to get everyone on board. That’s one of the most admirable aspects about Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society’s (MQHS) latest project, is that all hands were on deck. Read more here.
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre is hosting their 5th Annual National Indigenous Peoples Day event! From Salmon BBQ, live performances and tons of activities for kids it is not to be missed! For more information click here.
There are so many great events taking place across BC for National Indigenous Peoples day! We will be posting events going on throughout the province all month!
The Government of Canada launched an engagement process in 2017 to provide advice on how to improve the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). The report outlines 53 specific recommendations to provide advice to the Government of Canadafor the redesign of the federal homelessness program and, more generally, to tackle homelessness in Canada. To read the entire report click here.