The Task Force To End Homelessness in Burnaby, formed in 2005, has worked to ensure the provision of housing, support services and adequate income for Burnaby residents who are without housing or at risk of homelessness. The Task Force is comprised of a wide diversity of membership including all levels of government, the health authority, social service agencies, business, faith communities, and concerned citizens. The Task Force is committed to working with a collaborative, non-partisan approach, recognizing that ending homelessness will require action and support by everyone, including government, health, service and housing agencies, business, residents, and those who experience homelessness.
The Task Force membership includes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated expertise in successfully designing services and housing that are effective in ending people’s homelessness, and are recognized as providers of short-term, transitional and permanent housing specifically to meet the needs of people living homeless and those at high risk of homelessness.
The Task Force is looking for new members to help develop strategies that lead to our goals of reducing and ending homelessness. For more information please email us at email@example.com.
A "One-Stop Shop" of services for our vulnerable neighbours so they can easily access basic life necessities and resources for social aid in one convenient location. Our 3 locations operate weekly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in Burnaby.
Our Food Hub is a safe, non-judgemental space where our community’s most vulnerable can receive essential grocery items with dignity. We operate weekly on Tuesdays, except for assistance cheque issue week.
We offer our guests weekly access to the necessity of a hot shower to help people maintain their health and wellness. It also helps to combat the stigma caused by poor hygiene common amongst those living outside or couch-surfing. Guests are provided with fresh towels, hygiene supplies and clean gently used clothes. They are also linked to the Outreach Resource Centres and other services.
EWR makes safe spaces available when the weather is severe enough to pose a higher health risk to people who experience homelessness. It operates during times of extreme heat or cold. These collaborative initiatives bring the wider community together to reduce the harm to the most vulnerable. Our cold weather service provider is Lookout Housing and Health Society.