Building futures for vulnerable youth in our community
Thanks to our wonderful donors we were able to complete the fundraising goal for our capital campaign, with over $53M raised! We are also grateful for the generous support of the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation and BC Housing.
This will cover the costs for the remainder of the expansion project – creating new and renovated spaces that will enable us increase and enhance our services for homeless and at-risk youth.
This summer marks our one-year anniversary in our new building at 1302 Seymour Street, and construction is already underway across the street at our old location, where we are redeveloping that space into what will be our new 10-storey facility.
This second purposely designed building at the intersection of Drake and Seymour Streets will be another safe and welcoming place for our residential and support services. The new building will house more beds for our youth, as well as new fitness facilities, an art therapy room, and classrooms.
These spaces will enhance our existing program services and provide new tools to support youth as they work through past trauma and design their new path forward.
We are so excited to be able to offer more support and choice for each unique young person that comes through our doors.
Planning, design, and construction of the 10-storey building will continue over the next few years with anticipated completion in Spring 2022.
The final step of this expansion will include fully renovating our existing space at 326 West Pender Street to add new studio apartments for the Rights of Passage Program. This work will begin once the 10-storey building is completed to ensure that we have no disruption of service for youth.
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 on the Expansion Project, please contact:
Preeti GillManager, Prospect Development + Interim Manager, Leadership Giving604email@example.com