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2021

Impact Report

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A Message from our CEO

Krista Thompson

CEO, Covenant House Vancouver

The past months have been a time of unprecedented change around the world. Life amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic has tested all of us and its effects will have both economic and social impacts for many years to come. For Covenant House youth...

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406 youth accessed warm meals, a safe place to rest, and one-size-fits-one support in our Drop-In Centre

Our Purpose

Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need. Our goal is to support young people relentlessly as they...

95% of the youth who worked with our Clinical Counsellors showed improvement in their mental health

Wrap Around Services

Housing Support Workers, Life Skills Workers, Social Workers and Registered Clinical Counsellors are available for all youth in all our programs. All our services are offered with genuine compassion and acceptance, with the knowledge that trust is the foundation for a successful way forward and away from the trauma of the streets.

Outreach and Drop-in

The Outreach Team seeks out young people living on the streets, in Single Room Occupancy Units (SROs), or those at risk of becoming homeless. The Outreach Team builds trust with the youth, lets them know about our programs like our Drop-In Centre where they can get something to eat, have a shower, and do their laundry, all while receiving support from caring staff and volunteers.

Crisis Program

Our Crisis Program offers safe housing, food, clothing, and counselling to young people aged 16 – 24. We take care of their immediate needs first, which are often food and rest. We encourage and work with youth to create their own plan for independence and we support them every step of the way.

Rights of Passage

Rights of Passage (ROP) is a longer-term transitional living program for young people who need housing, structure, and support as they strive toward independence. Basic life skills most of us take for granted like budgeting, cooking, cleaning, and goal setting are taught while youth attend work and/or further their education.

170 youth found and maintained employment

Stories

  • Donor Spotlight: Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation
  • Case Study: Harm Reduction
  • The Power of Vulnerability
  • January 6, 2022 - Donor Spotlight: Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation

    January 6, 2022
    Day-to-day operations of the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation may no longer be run by its founder, humanitarian and business leader Mr. Mowafaghian, but its small board channels his spirit with every decision they make.
  • January 7, 2022 - Case Study: Harm Reduction at Covenant House Vancouver

    January 7, 2022
    Covenant House Vancouver initiated a two-year harm reduction pilot project within our Street Outreach and Drop-in Centre, to prepare for our new Sanctuary Program and to create an avenue to better support youth requiring exceptionally complex care.
  • January 8, 2022 - The Power of Vulnerability

    January 8, 2022
    One of the first things that you notice about Terrance is his hair, which is long and chocolate brown. It flows freely down his back and often in front of his face. It took a long while before I even had a chance to see his eyes. When Terrance reflected on his first few weeks …

98% of youth told us that Covenant House Vancouver has helped them

See below for our audited financial statements, as well as a link to some additional stats that reflect the impact we made in the community throughout this past year:

Audited Financials Our Stats

Senior Staff


  • Krista Thompson
    Chief Executive Officer
  • John Harvey
    Chief Program Officer
  • Herb Eibensteiner
    Chief Operating Officer


  • Chelsea Minhas
    Associate Director, Clinical Services & Program Development
  • Tracy Brown
    Director, Development
  • Kristy Hayter
    Director, Communications & Marketing
  • Brenda Kumar
    Director, People & Culture


Board of Directors


  • Allan P. Seckel Chair
    CEO, Doctors of BC
  • Shelley Brown Vice Chair
    Partner (Retired), Deloitte
  • Geoff Chutter Treasurer
    President & CEO, WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.
  • Daryl Wiebe Secretary
    Superintendent (Retired), Vancouver Police Department
  • John DeLucchi
    President & CEO, Madison Group
  • Wade Grant
    Interim Chief of Staff, Musqueam Indian Band
  • Paul Halliday
    Management Consultant, Business Management, Environmental and Development Sectors


  • Mélanie Hennessey
    Vice President, Corporate Communications, NOVAGOLD Resources Inc.
  • Cynthia Johansen
    Registrar & CEO, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
  • Terry Krepiakevich
    Corporate Director, Kalyna Consulting
  • Rachel Lewis
    Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Joy MacPhail
    Chair, The Insurance Corporation of BC
  • Steve Munford
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Trulioo
  • Tamara Wong
    Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP