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Press Advisory

Publication type: 
Media Release
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2002-10-31
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a handwritten notice by the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition for a press conference to announce their incorporation and plan for actions on social housing.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; Woodsquat; social housing; government policy

Re: Community Action

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Jim Leyden
Date: 
2002-09-06
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a notice by the Members of the Peoples Opposition for week of actions against the Liberal/Corporate agenda, which includes rallies, strategic direct action, and an internet 'pirate' radio statement. It calls for participation and financial support for the campaign.
Keywords: 
community mobilization; BC Liberals; demonstrations; protest; coalition building; welfare cuts

Initial thoughts - Woodwards Vision

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Date: 
2003-02-25
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
These are a collection of thoughts on the Woodwards Vision workshops that reflect on inequality and the situation of First Nations in the Downtown Eastside and more generally in BC. It discusses the need for autonomy of the community, particularly in the face of exploitation and imperialism, which leads many First Nations people to the Downtown Eastside. It also states the need for health related components, which includes access to safe water, places to rest, employment and a healing centre.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; government; Downtown Eastside; aboriginal overrepresentation; aboriginal health; discrimination

Welcome to the Community Circle

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
Circle of Hope Coalition Society
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This document provides the concepts and rules for discussion in a Community Circle, based on Aboriginal, Buddhist, and western practices. This Community Circle is focused on the Framework for Action and the Vancouver Agreement.
Keywords: 
facilitation; Vancouver Agreement; Four Pillars Approach; discussion forum

Woodwards Social Housing Coalition

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a pamphlet for the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition, which outlines its strategy for a community model for the development of the Woodwards site. It describes the recent history of community mobilization around Woodwards and social housing, and a community based process of consultation, building community, and economic development. It calls for people's support in this struggle for human rights.
Keywords: 
Downtown Eastside (DTES); Woodwards; social housing; community mobilization; Woodsquat; government; community consultation; BC Liberals

Oct 17th Workshop to Stop the Cuts

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2003-10-17
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a letter to business people in the Downtown Eastside community to attend a workshop that will address social housing and poverty in BC, organized by the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition. It describes how provincial cuts to social assistance will affect everyone in the community and the need for a broad based coalition to challenge the proposed legislation.
Keywords: 
government policy; homelessness; poverty; funding cuts; community mobilization; strategy; social assistance; social housing

Together We Will Stop the April Cuts

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2003-10-17
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is announces a community workshop to address and strategize around issues of homelessness and changes to social assistance policy that are to take effect in BC, April 1, 2004, organized by the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition. It provides a list of participants and an agenda for the day's topics and speakers.
Keywords: 
government policy; homelessness; poverty; funding cuts; community mobilization; strategy; social assistance; social housing

Kick Off the 'Home for Christmas' Campaign

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a Christmas card making session with the resulting cards being sent to Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals as part of the 'Home for Christmas' campaign.
Keywords: 
Gordon Campbell; housing; Woodsquat; BC Liberals; community mobilization; Woodwards

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);

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

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