Sustainability Community Breakfast
Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Community Breakfasts is a series of monthly breakfast meetings that focuses on regional sustainability issues. They provide an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of current topics, to bring together individuals and organizations interested in sustainability, and to build networks and partnerships. The Breakfasts cover a range of topics that appeal to individuals across all sectors: private, public, academic and not-for-profit. They begin at 7:30 am and finish at 9 am, and typically feature one or more presentations that focus on current projects and priorities in the region. Following the breakfast, participants are encouraged to stay for informal networking and discussions about sustainability topics and trends to help expand awareness and engagement with these issues.
Lower Mainland Homelessness Increasing Four Times Faster than Population Growth
Since 2011, overall homelessness across the Lower Mainland rose by 40 per cent, with 4,211 individuals tallied during the overnight count on March 7 and 8, 2017. Of those, 3,605 were found in Metro Vancouver, with 2,138 located in the City of Vancouver. Comparatively, there were 606 homeless in the Fraser Valley overall.
The “2017 Report on Homelessness in the Lower Mainland” underscores the dire need for affordable housing and strategies to combat homelessness, an issue that extends well beyond Metro Vancouver urban centres.
Join us to learn more about the trends, and causes and conditions of homelessness – plus the local solutions and collaborative efforts aimed at reducing and preventing it.
- Wednesday November 15 in Richmond
- Wednesday November 22 in Vancouver
- Wednesday November 29 Langley
- Start: 15 November 2017 7:30 am
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