The joy of Gardening at ROP!

The joy of Gardening at ROP!

Our Pender Street building has a wonderful rooftop garden. This tranquil space is a little oasis in the middle of downtown Vancouver and is always well used but even more so since the start of COVID-19. The young people at ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 18, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Session at ROP

The youth in our Rights of Passage Program have been working on their cooking skills during the COVID-19 health emergency. Cooking is an important life skill and one that is easy to work on if you are staying inside more. A ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 07, 2020

Sending our thanks to BC Housing Employees!

Covenant House Vancouver received an incredibly generous donation from BC Housing employees recently as part of their Community Connections Program. Created by BC Housing employees, Community Connections enables employees to “give where their heart is” and to invest in community ... Read more

Kristy HayterFebruary 07, 2020

The spirit of Christmas lives in Rights of Passage

For some of our youth, the holidays, with their bright lights and inherent cheer, represent what they had to leave behind: their often-broken families and strained relationships.  During the whole year, and specifically during this time, I honour their strength, resilience, and ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 26, 2019

Sending our gratitude to Intracorp!

Local Intracorp employees recently visited Covenant House Vancouver to bring an incredible $50,000 donation for our Rights of Passage program. Youth in Rights of Passage live in a supportive, family like atmosphere (sometimes for the first time in their lives) where they ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 23, 2019

Something special happened at ROP…

I wanted to share something special that happened at Rights of Passage (ROP) recently. Two youth heard that it was another resident’s birthday and they wanted to do somethings special for him. So, on Saturday they baked a birthday cake, ... Read more

Kristy HayterMay 02, 2019

Garlic rice repairs a relationship

Jerry, a long time Youth Worker at our Rights of Passage program, shares an experience with a youth where the relationship became damaged. Relationship building is at the core of what we do at Covenant House Vancouver and it is ... Read more

Kristy HayterMarch 20, 2019