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Unspoken Thoughts and Hidden Facts: A snapshot of BC youth's mental health

The McCreary Centre Society has releases a new report, Unspoken Thoughts and Hidden Facts: A snapshot of BC youth's mental health, it is the work of 28 youth researchers who share a common interest in promoting positive mental health by increasing awareness and understanding of youth mental health.

Be sure to check out this important report created by young people in our community.

Unspoken Thoughts and Hidden Facts: A snapshot of BC youth's mental health


Rize helps make lives better!

Covenant House Vancouver is primarily privately funded by companies, foundations, community groups and individuals like you and me. As a non profit organization here to provide the best possible love and support to at-risk and homeless youth who find themselves on the streets of Vancouver for no fault of their own, we have 6% government support and rely on the generosity of our community to invest in the 1,400 young people we help each year.

So when a company calls us up and says: “We would like to host a fundraiser for you!” you can imagine how ecstatic we would have been!

Rize Alliance Properties Ltd. phoned us up last year and let us know that they were creating a charity donation program and were about to start asking all of their construction partners to donate to Covenant House Vancouver. They developed a handout with information about our Continuum of Care: street outreach, drop-in centre, residential Crisis Program and transitional housing program, and did an amazing job advocating for our young people to raise an incredibly impactful amount of funds - $4,050!!

In a lovely note that accompanied donations Rize Alliance Properties collected from ten of their partners already, Rize stated:

“This is just the beginning and there will be additional donations as we continue working with more construction partners.”

Thank you to everyone at Rize Alliance Properties Ltd. for taking your fundraiser to the next level. We are truly grateful for the time and enthusiasm in you have devoted to improving at-risk and homeless youth’s lives. Thank you!! 

We would also like to thank and recognize the following companies for their generous donations and support through Rize’s fundraising initiative:

Acton Ostry Architects
Broadway Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Co. Ltd.
Femo Construction
Jetline Contracting
Keller Canada
Nemetz (S/A) & Associates
North by Northwest Ventures
PWL Partnership Landscape Architects
Southwest Contracting
Starline Windows

Thank you Rize Alliance Properties for weaving vibrant communities. 
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Infographic: Social Media, Technology and BC Street-Involved Youth

Recently The Homeless Hub shared an article written by Marion Selfridge titled “Infographic: Social Media, Technology and BC Street-Involved Youth”. The article looks at the difference between housed and unhoused youth when it comes to knowledge and use of social media and technology. The article and infographic are worth checking out and reference a 2014 survey conducted with 135 street-involved youth aged 15-24 in British Columbia. 

Infographic from Homeless hub 

Eastside Stories - Youth

Eastside Stories believe that everyone has a story to tell. In their third video instalment they focus on sharing stories of Vancouver street youth in the Downtown Eastside.

Check our this powerful video below and visit their Facebook page to watch all their videos.

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