New Westminster

New Westminster Homelessness Coalition

The New Westminster Homelessness Coalition was formed in 2005 to bring together a range of people and organizations working to address homelessness in New Westminster. The NWHC now includes over 35 members representing service providers, community-based organizations and all levels of government.

2016 Homelessness Action Week Events

Monday, October 10
Thanksgiving Dinner at Union Gospel Mission (658 Clarkson Street)

There will be two seatings: First seating for the Thanksgiving meal is 12:00 pm and the second seating is at 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, October 11
Connect Day at Holy Trinity Cathedral from 8 am until noon

Holy Trinity Cathedral, in cooperation with the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society (NWHCS), is pleased to announce that this year’s Connect Day will be hosted on October 11th, from 8 am until noon.  As in years past, the venue for the event is Holy Trinity Cathedral’s lower hall (514 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster).

Connect Day, one of the major initiatives of New Westminster’s Homelessness Action Week, brings together service providers, citizens, and community agencies; connecting them with marginalized and at-risk individuals.  All members of the community are welcome to attend, and there is no charge for services.

Attendees will be treated to both breakfast and lunch, along with access to the “Clothing Boutique”, haircuts, hearing tests, flu shots, and various health services.  Participating organizations include Fraser Health, UGM, Fraserview, Salvation Army, Purpose Society, Elizabeth Fry Society, Lookout Society, and many others.

For more information, please contact Carole Neilson at 604-521-2511.

About Holy Trinity Cathedral

Holy Trinity Cathedral is a place where people come in search of fellowship and the presence of God.  We worship together; we build community; and we serve our neighbourhood in New Westminster. Our doors are open to all who wish to join us.

Thursday, October 13
Charity Dinner and Auction, The Future of Homelessness – Columbia Theatre at 5:30 pm

All proceeds from the charity dinner will go towards the vital work of the NWHCS.  Individual tickets can be purchased for $75 each, while a table for 10 is available for $650.  All tickets purchased are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

Guests will be treated to an evening of exquisite cuisine, including dinner and dessert.  The featured keynote address, given by Michelle Shaw, from the Pacific Community Resource Society, will focus on issues of youth and addiction.  Along with a silent auction, cash bar, and other entertainment, the night promises to be a shining jewel in the New Westminster social calendar.

For tickets, contact Martha Kerr at 778-847-4468 or online at