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Support CRAB Squat

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2003-08-15
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a letter seeking endorsement and support for the CRAB Park Squatters against an injunction launched by the Vancouver City Council and Parks Board. It describes the squat in terms of its fight against homelessness and for Aboriginal cultural rights. In particular, it discusses the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society's right to squat on their traditional aboriginal land, their efforts to keep the park clean and safe for all users, and their desire to build a longhouse and sweat lodge in the park. It provides a list of contact people to write at the Parks Board.
Keywords: 
Parks Board; homelessness; squatters; community consultation; coalition building; urban aboriginal people; drug use; government; Crab Park

Single Women's Focus Group

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition Project
Pages: 
7
Summary: 
This provides responses from a focus group of single women on issues of housing and homelessness. It reports on support services like drop-ins, outreach workers, addiction treatment, mental health services, and prevention; barriers to income like illness, appearance, and connections; general discussion of needed services, support, and barriers; and priorities for government funding like nutrition and community kitchens. Themes include the need for peer support, community housing, 24 hour services and shelters, more community support staff, and places to shower, as well as barriers such as sexism and racism, burnt out workers, and waitlists for shelters, treatment, and housing. The first three questions and responses are missing from this document.
Keywords: 
housing; community consultation; homelessness; Downtown Eastside (DTES); women; welfare assistance

Woodwards Squat Resident

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a sheet of 'Woodward Squat Resident' identification cards.
Keywords: 
Woodsquat; squatting; Woodwards

Support the Coalition of Woodwards Squatters and Supporters

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Coalition of Woodwards Squatters and Supporters
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster calling for support for the Coalition of Woodwards Squatters and Supporters. It describes the formation of the Coalition at the Woodwards tent city and its fight for social housing. It outlines the history of the squat, including the evictions of the squatters by Vancouver police. It states the six demands of the Coalition that centre on social housing, addressing aboriginal issues in the Downtown Eastside, and the redevelopment of the Woodward's building. It lists ways to get involved.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; social housing; community mobilization; tent city; squatters

Anti-Poverty Committee News #12

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Date: 
2003-17
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a newsletter of the Anti-Poverty Committee, an anti-capitalist and anti-oppression organization fighting for the rights of poor and working people in Vancouver, BC. This issue includes the articles: ""Tent City: The Retreat is Over"" (on the Victory Square Squat that demands social housing and an end to the two year time limit on income assistance), ""City Tries to Fence in Homelessness"" (on the City of Vancouver's fencing of Victory Square in an attempt to keep squatters out of the park), ""APC Housing Demands,"" ""Welfare is a Right: APC Welfare Campaign"" (on a forum discussing cuts to welfare), ""APC Casework Update"" (which calls for volunteers), ""Police Raid Safe Injection Site"" (on the Vancouver Police Department's anti-harm reduction stance), and a comic on people's ineligibility for welfare. It also states their basis of unity and ways to get involved through meetings and donations.
Keywords: 
squatting; social housing; BC Liberals; tent city; cuts to welfare; homelessness; safe injection site; Vancouver Police Department (VPD)

Demo Tomorrow! 11 AM - Safe Streets A Dead End

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
Anti-Poverty Committee
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a leaflet for a rally against the Safe Streets Act organized by the Anti-Poverty Committee.
Keywords: 
Safe Streets Act; demonstration; community mobilization

Thai Drug Users Under Attack!

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
VANDU
Date: 
2003-06-12
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a demonstration and march against the Thailand government's attack on the country's drug users.
Keywords: 
drug users; solidarity; demonstration; harm reduction; Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU)

Remake of the COPE E-lert

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Leyden, Jim
Date: 
2003-08-22
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a circulated letter to the COPE city council written by the CRAB Park Squatters. It describes the relationship between the City Council, Parks Board, and the CRAB Park Squatters, as well as the actions taken by COPE in regards to housing and advocacy for the poor locally and provincially. It states the need for citizen involvement and consultation with the squatters to address issues of homelessness and housing, rather than increased policing and an injunction against the squatters. It also poses questions about COPE's lack of consultation, lack of solidarity in campaigning for government policy on homelessness, and their perpetuation of marginalization. It asks for a formal meeting between COPE and the CRAB Park Squatters.
Keywords: 
COPE; squatters; community consultation; Parks Board; homelessness; urban aboriginal people; housing; government; City bylaws; Crab Park

Update of Regional Homelessness Plan for Greater Vancouver, 'Kitchen Table' Focus Groups - Aboriginal Focus Group

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition Project
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
This provides the questions and responses of a focus group of aboriginal people hosted at the Stanley New Fountain Housing on housing and homelessness in the greater Vancouver area. It reports on housing, including emergency shelters, transition houses for women fleeing abuse, second stage/transitional or supportive housing, and shelters; supportive services like drop-in centres, outreach workers, addiction treatment services, mental health services, and prevention. Themes include the need for support workers to have better training, 24 hour support and shelter services, life skills training, and economic self-sustainability.
Keywords: 
housing; community consultation; homelessness; Downtown Eastside (DTES);

Welfare Workings

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2004-04-20
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for an information session on welfare and disability applications held at the Stanley.
Keywords: 
welfare policy; Portland Hotel Society

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