Homelessness Action Week

Date(s) - October 14, 2013 - October 19, 2013
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Homelessness Action Week 2013

Homelessness Action Week event

The City of Vancouver joins communities and organizations throughout the region to mark Homelessness Action Week from October 13 to 19. 

What the week is about

Homelessness Action Week is organized by the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness. The committee is a coalition of community organizations and all levels of government.

The week’s purpose is to raise public awareness on the issues of homelessness, and rally local solutions to the issues.

To learn more about homelessness and the work of the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, visit the committee website.

Events and initiatives

The City is committed to ending street homelessness by 2015, and is a proud supporter and participant in Homelessness Action Week through a number of events and initiatives.

We are hosting several events during Homelessness Action Week, including:

  • Out of the Rain, a week-long art exhibit, including a lunch-time art discussion and gala
  • Vancouver Homeless Connect, where attendees can get everything from health care assistance to bike repairs
  • Vancouver Rent Bank’s first anniversary celebration 
  • Shiamak’s Dance For Good dance therapy session
  • A talk on health and environment by Dr. Trevor Hancock
  • Reel Causes film screening and panel discussion


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