On June 16, we celebrated the opening of our new, 10-storey building, located at 1208 Seymour. Soon, staff and youth will be moving in and acclimatizing themselves to the new space.
The opening of this new building marks the completion of phase two of our three-phase expansion project.
We say that the new building is purpose-built, but what does that mean?
The youth that we serve were consulted during the planning stages of the expansion project. They requested features like more natural light, warmer colours, wood finishes and quiet spaces. These requests were included in the design of the physical spaces, along with safety features, and functionality — to enable healing and growth.
The new building means more beds, a larger kitchen and eating area, along with new spaces, such as a full-size gymnasium, fitness room, wellness room, classroom, computer room, and quiet spaces. This means that we will be able to expand our programs and services that we currently offer, along with the ability to offer new programs and services.
This building would not have been possible without the amazing donors who contributed to our Capital Campaign, along with the incredible support of the community.
We would like to thank:
- Honourary Campaign Co-Chairs — Suzanne Bolton and Jeff Mooney
- Campaign Chair — Kingsley Noel
- Vice-Chair — Rob Doyle
The Campaign Executive Committee:
- Shelley Brown
- Don Coulter
- Steve Hedberg
- John Jennings
- Terry Krepiakevich
- Kirk Kuester
- Eric Martin
- Jenny Martin
- Darren McClelland
- Dennis Meakin
- Sean Muggah
- Brooke N. Wade
We would also like to thank:
- Krista Thompson
- Herb Eibensteiner
- CHV Board of Directors
- CHV staff and volunteers
- Deputy Mayor, Councillor Rebecca Bligh (City of Vancouver).
- Hon. David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing (Province of BC)
- Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver-Centre (Government of Canada)
- CHMC and BC Housing
- Tom Webster
- Former CHV youth speaker — Keyosha
Thank you all for your commitment and support. We could not do what we do, without you.
Stay tuned for exciting updates!