North Shore

North Shore Homelessness Task Force

To get involved with homelessness action on the North Shore, contact:
Lynne Henshaw

2017 Homelessness Action Week Events

Click here to view/download the events poster (PDF)

Homelessness Action Week is a Canada-wide annual event coordinated locally by the North Shore Homelessness Task Force. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the issues of homelessness in our community, to connect homeless and at-risk to resources and services, and to encourage community-led problem-solving. Everyone is invited to get involved through volunteering, or attending community events.

Monday, October 9
Thanksgiving Dinner
5:00 PM at the Lookout Shelter
Tuesday, October 10
Community Dinner
5:30 PM at North Lonsdale United Church (Pls. RSVP!)

(Please RSVP for the dinner by calling Phone: 604-985-4911 by Friday, October 6, you may leave a message with your name and phone number)

Thursday, October 12
North Shore Connect Day
9:00 AM-2:00 PM at the John Braithwaite Community Centre

Medical services, foot care, hearing testing, community support resources, haircuts, meals and more – all in one location, on one day.

Thursday, October 12
Free Community Meal/Drop-In at St. Andrew’s United Church

The following events are free and everyone is invited:

  • Community drop-in at the church from 10 am – 12 noon (coffee, tea, snacks and a place to relax and talk); at the same time, they give away fresh bread and baked goods from Cobs Bread.
  • Community lunch from noon to 1 pm in the Friendship Room: home-made soup, garlic bread, sandwiches, desserts, coffee, tea.
Thursday, October 12
Flicks and Forum
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Ambleside Youth Centre

This free event will feature the films “Invisible City” by Capilano University student Desiree Wallace, and “Four Feet Up”, by Nance Ackerman.  All welcome! Light refreshments provided.

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