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Outreach Peer Manual

Publication type: 
Training / Educational Manual
Pages: 
8
Summary: 
This is a manual for peer outreach and alley patrol. It emphasizes experiential knowledge, building trust with street people, and reducing risk and harm in relation to drug use. It provides a list of 'dos and don'ts' and street definitions for drugs and things associated with drug use.
Keywords: 
outreach; community building; drug use

Set-up for Homeless Advocacy Centre

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Pages: 
17
Summary: 
This outlines the needs and rationales for setting-up a homeless advocacy centre to address the holistic needs of the homeless, with both outreach and in-house services. Suggested outreach services include clothing and blanket distribution, hot chocolate and fruit distribution, high risk identification log, referral services, housing, mental health, clinics, and escort and transportation services. In-housing services include a community kitchen, food club, advocacy services, health clinics, rights and services workshops, community access, and job club.
Keywords: 
homelessness; advocacy; community capacity building; outreach; housing and health

Critique of Report Presented by the Woodwards Steering Committee to Vancouver City Council on July 8

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2005-07-08
Pages: 
9
Summary: 
This is a critique of the Woodward's Steering Committee's report of the public consultation on Woodward's redevelopment by the Woodwards Social Housing Coalition (WSHC). It goes through the report section by section, addressing discrepancies and absences, in order to accurately inform the Vancouver City Council of the desires of the residents of the Downtown Eastside. It also provides two addenda - one, a letter from the WSHC that expresses broader concerns about the workshop and second, an excerpt from a community survey conducted by the WSHC that identifies the Downtown Eastside residents' priorities for the use of the Woodwards building. Overall, it is very critical of the report and the genuineness of the consultation process.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; community consultation; community mobilization; gentrification; housing; Vancouver City Council; community participation; Woodsquat; poverty; aboriginal people

What I would like to see at Woodwards

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This presents the findings of the Woodward's Vision 2005 Questionnaire to the question 'What I would like to see at Woodwards?' Social housing and drug and alcohol treatments topped the responses.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; community consultation; community mobilization; survey; social housing

Woodward's Vision 2005 Questionnaire Preliminary Results

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This describes the creation and purpose of the Woodward's Vision 2005 Questionnaire. It addresses the driving force behind the questionnaire, its guiding principles, acknowledgements, process, and validity and reliability. Lessons learned, findings, and interpretations are included sections on the title page, but are not reported. The information was sought from, confirmed by, and useful for the community of the Downtown Eastside.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; community consultation; community mobilization; survey; Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Woodward's Vision 2005 Questionnaire

Publication type: 
Miscellaneous
Author(s): 
Woodwards Social Housing Coalition
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
8
Summary: 
This is a questionnaire created by the Woodward's Vision group that proposes a plan for the building's redevelopment and seeks further information from the Downtown Eastside community in order to present it to potential developers. It asks what the respondent would most like to see in the building and then asks specific questions in the areas of social housing, economic development, health, the arts, recreation, culture, and education. It provides demographic information of the survey participants and some percentages of responses to the questions.
Keywords: 
Woodwards; community consultation; community mobilization; survey; Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Members of the Peoples' Opposition

Publication type: 
Letter / Correspondence
Author(s): 
Member of the Peoples Opposition
Date: 
2002-09-14
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
This is a handwritten statement by the Members of the Peoples Opposition that requests support for community organizations and activists to participate in a week of actions against the Liberal/Corporate cuts. It asks for participation at daily rallies and other strategic direct actions and also financial support for the campaign and an internet station.
Keywords: 
BC Liberals; funding cuts; demonstration; community mobilization; protest

Stop City Council Erasing Low-Income Housing

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
Carnegie Community Action Project
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This is a leaflet encouraging people to support the Hotel Conversion and Demolition Control By-law through putting pressure on the Vancouver City Council to enact it. It describes the by-law and states how it will help address homelessness.
Keywords: 
housing; Vancouver City Council; residential hotels; homelessness

The Real Impacts of Enforcement

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This presents information from scientific studies on the impact of enforcement on the health of drug users and the drug market. It presents local evidence from the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study and from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence for HIV/AIDS. All suggest that increasing enforcement affects visibility of drug market, but does not decrease drug use or drug user's safety.
Keywords: 
drug use; police; drug safety; drug policy

Support the Safe Site

Publication type: 
Poster
Author(s): 
Coalition for Harm Reduction
Date: 
2003-05-17
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This is a poster for a demonstration in support of the safe injection site, which also outlines its demands.
Keywords: 
safe injection site; demonstration; Four Pillars Approach; harm reduction

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