Metro Vancouver Regional Homelessness Task Force
Learn more about Metro Vancouver’s actions related to addressing homeless,
including a position paper, initiatives and homelessness count results:
From shelter to home … Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy 2006 – 2015
The purpose of the Shelter Strategy is to plan for the shelter system in Greater Vancouver over a 10-year horizon, recognizing the links between shelters and permanent housing. The Strategy focuses on all types of emergency shelters, including year-round adult and seasonal shelters, transition houses, youth shelters and safe houses.
Homelessness Study Project for the Tri-Cities – Summary Report
An initial study of homelessness in the Tri-Cities undertaken in 2001 with funding from the federal government’s Supporting Community Partnership Initiative. Includes an estimate of the size of the homeless and at-risk-of-homelessness population in the Tri-Cities and the resources available at that time.
Homelessness Study Project for the Tri-Cities – Companion Document
Contains all of the background documentation used to prepared the summary report.
Understanding Metropolitan Vancouver’s Shelter System
An explanation of the shelter system – year-round shelter beds, cold/wet weather shelter beds and extreme weather response shelter beds – in the Metro Vancouver area, prepared by the Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy.