It’s CMHA Mental Health Week!

It’s CMHA Mental Health Week!

This CMHA Mental Health Week, the focus is on Empathy. It’s the capacity we share as human beings to step into each other’s shoes. To understand where they’re coming from and what they’re feeling. To listen hard and refuse to judge. ... Read more

Kristy HayterMay 02, 2022

Thanking our amazing Sleep Out: Home Edition sleepers!

Last night a community of dedicated individuals, families, and teams slept apart but came together virtually to raise awareness and funds for young people who are experiencing homelessness. Sleep Out: Home Edition brought together caring people with one purpose, for one ... Read more

Kristy HayterApril 30, 2022

One Purpose. One Night. One Community.

Tonight, Covenant House Vancouver will host our third Sleep Out: Home Edition. As a virtual event, we are encouraging people to Sleep Out in solidarity with youth who are experiencing homelessness while remaining physically apart to raise funds and awareness.This ... Read more

Kristy HayterApril 29, 2022

Volunteers create connected communities!

April 24-30 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and it is a time to celebrate Canada’s volunteers. The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection ... Read more

Kristy HayterApril 25, 2022

Diversity Dinner

Why Diversity Is Important An article from Berkley (with links to studies) shows that “Diversity enhances creativity. It encourages the search for novel information and perspectives, leading to better decision-making and problem-solving. Diversity can improve the bottom line of companies ... Read more

Jason BosherApril 22, 2022

Students experience the impact of sleeping out!

In our latest episode of the Under One Roof podcast, we speak with a teacher and students from Island Pacific School on Bowen Island.Once again Island Pacific School students participated in Sleep Out: Student Edition learning about youth homelessness while ... Read more

Kristy HayterApril 21, 2022

Congratulations Home Depot!

The Home Depot Canada Foundation achieved their goal of investing $50 million towards supporting youth at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, one year early! Through the Orange Door Project, three of the Home Depot locations, across the Lower Mainland (Terminal ... Read more

Jason BosherApril 19, 2022

Easter Weekend Fun at CHV

Covenant House Vancouver always works hard to make holidays, celebrations, and the different seasons fun for young people. And Easter is no different.Volunteers from South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, Women in Consulting Engineering Vancouver, and OSI Maritime Systems decorated special themed ... Read more

Kristy HayterApril 15, 2022