Forum examines homelessness in Victoria

Local MLA will take part in Wednesday's event from 7 to 9 p.m. in room A120 of the David Turpin building at UVic.

  • Feb. 3, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness’ one-night facility count on Feb. 5 last year found 1,167 men, women and children using emergency shelters and temporary accommodations in the Capital Region.

It included 70 families with 116 children. That night 78 people were turned away – 11 of them children.

The Difficult Conversation – Poverty and Homelessness talk at the University of Victoria with Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver will address the question: One year later, has anything fundamentally changed?

Along with a panel, the forum will examine issues of poverty and homelessness in the Capital Region, challenges facing organizations on the front lines and how all communities and local, regional and provincial governments can be involved.

The event takes place Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  in room A120 of the David Turpin building at UVic.