New Buildings

Building futures for vulnerable youth in our community

Building Futures

Covenant House Vancouver has now moved across the street to 1302 Seymour Street. We have been serving youth in the city of Vancouver since 1997 and as the city has grown, so has the number of youth needing our help. 

We have embarked on an expansion project that will create new and renovated spaces that will enable us increase and enhance our services for homeless and at-risk youth. 

Bird's eye view of the new buildings on Seymour street

As part of this project, we are constructing two purposely designed buildings at the intersection of Drake and Seymour Streets that will be safe and welcoming places for both our residential and support services.  Recreational, educational and health & wellness spaces will complement additions to our program services, giving youth the tools needed to heal from past traumas and to blossom into the healthy, happy people they deserve to be. 

The final step of this expansion will include fully renovating our existing space at 326 West Pender Street. 

Planning, design, construction and fundraising will continue over the next few years with an anticipated completion at the end of 2021.

Campaign Update:

You have helped our Community Campaign raise $181,086 for the expansion to date! Thank you!

Our first building at 1302 Seymour Street is now complete, and the youth have moved across the road into their new home. The building looks amazing – it is brighter, more modern and purpose built for Covenant House Vancouver! 

We also received news this summer that the Federal Government will be supporting the project with a gift of $11.9M.  This gift has pushed the campaign very close to our fundraising goal and we are so grateful that the Federal Government is part of our vision for better serving youth at risk.  Thank you to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Dr. Hedy Fry for making the announcement on Aug 26, 2019.  

We will shortly begin demolition of our old building at 575 Drake Street, and start work on our second building – this new 10-storey space will house more beds for our youth, as well as new fitness facilities, an art therapy room and classrooms! We are so excited to be able to offer more support and choice for each unique young person that comes through our doors.

The Campaign will continue until we reach our goal!

Good Neighbour Agreement:

The Good Neighbour Agreement is an understanding between Covenant House Vancouver and its surrounding community, staff, volunteers and the youth who access our services, including both residents and non-residents. It is intended to facilitate a harmonious relationship between Covenant House Vancouver and its surrounding community.

Read the full Good Neighbour Agreement

For more information:

For more information on the Capital Campaign, please contact: 

Emily Pritchard 
Director, Capital Campaign
604-630-1918 
epritchard@covenanthousebc.org