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Homelessness

Over the past year, SPARC BC worked with the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH) in Metro Vancouver to prepare an updated Regional Homelessness Plan and provided support to the local planning tables for Homelessness Action Week by helping them in their efforts to draw attention to existing and emerging needs across the region. In addition to our work with Metro Vancouver and the local planning tables, we also engaged a number of community partners across BC — Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Nelson and Prince George — to look at the issue of family homelessness. The work builds on other research that SPARC BC has done including an examination of the problem of ‘hidden homelessness’ in smaller rural communities and smaller urban centres as well as an examination of promising practices for creating culturally responsive approaches for addressing the issue of Aboriginal homeless. Through research, we are committed to working to identify opportunities and solutions for ending homelessness.


For $5 you can provide a comfort kit for someone who is homeless

Comfort Kits

For as little as $5, you can provide someone who is homeless with a kit containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, tissues, and soap.

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Homelessness Action Week - Oct 8-14, 2017

Homelessness Action Week

Each year in October, SPARC BC joins the City of Vancouver to mark Homelessness Action Week. The week’s purpose is to raise public awareness on issues of homelessness and rally local solutions.

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Homelessness Action Week - Oct 8-14, 2017

2017 Homeless Count Infographics

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Family Homelessness in Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson and Nanaimo

Read the report Family Homelessness in Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, and Nanaimo (2014)

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Culturally Responsive Approaches to Aboriginal Homelessness

Read the report Feeling Home: Culturally Responsive Approaches to Aboriginal Homelessness (2011)

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Hidden Homelessness in Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson & Nanaimo

Read the report Knowledge for Action: Hidden Homelessness in Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson and Nanaimo (2011)

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