Work Experience Opportunities Grant supports inclusive economic recovery
Non-profit organizations can now apply for the second round of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant to help deliver work experience placements to British Columbians with disabilities and people facing multiple barriers to employment. Read more here.
Learn how to recognize and respond to an overdose
AVI Health is inviting people concerned about the overdose crisis to learn how to respond. You'll get a free Take Home Naloxone (Narcan) Kit.
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Nanaimo students who have experienced homelessness give to people living rough
Two Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district students who have experienced homelessness are organizing an initiative to help those living on the streets. Read more here.
Unexpected observations about the pandemic from the street
Nanaimo peer J.B.W. discusses living on the street during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
Minister’s statement on representative for children and youth’s report
Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, released a statement regarding the report by the representative for children and youth titled Detained: Rights of Children and Youth under the Mental Health Act. Read the statement here.
Stone Soup Kitchen: Community helping community
Every night volunteers with Stone Soup Kitchen, run by the Wisteria Community Association, load up their van and travel around Nanaimo to distribute food, clothing and bedding to people experiencing homelessness.