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New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society
750 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC
V3M 1E7


Charitable Registration No:
809795081 RR0001

2017 Meetings

Scheduled meeting dates in 2017 for the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society:

  • Monday March 13, 2017
    9:30am Board Meeting

Previous Meetings:

  • Tuesday January 10, 2017
    11:30am Board Meeting
  • Monday February 27, 2017
    9:30am General Meeting

Meetings are at the Russell Centre, 740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster unless otherwise noted.


Welcome to the website of the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society. The members of the NWHCS envision a world where every individual experiences a socially just quality of life.

Our long-term mission is to collaborate, educate, and act to ensure access to healthy safe housing and supportive services in New Westminster.

The Coalition agreed to incorporate in January of 2012, and became a society on May 31, 2012, in order to better succeed in our long-term mission to help those in need in New Westminster. So, officially, we are now the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society or NWHCS.

We gratefully welcome your continued support.

Join Us in February

Our first Connect Day of the year

Tuesday February 13 from 9:00 am to 12 noon.

Union Gospel Mission, 658 Clarkson Street
and Lookout Housing, 750 Carnarvon Street.

Hot soup and some of our community services

We are having our first Connect Day of 2018 at both UGM and Lookout in New Westminster. Enjoy hot soup and some of our community services at either or both locations. Hope to see you there!

Notes from Our Tenth Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who attended our tenth annual fundraiser. It was an action-packed evening. From the welcoming music of Blues Express, to the heartfelt notes of the New Westminster Community Choir, to the thoughtful remarks from our speakers Mayor Cote, professor Joseph Moore and I’s on the Street advocate Myke Germyn. Hope you got what you bid for at the silent auction!

Events in October 2017: Connect Day and the Tenth Annual NWHCS Fundraiser

Please join us at the following events in October:

Homelessness Action Week Connect Day
8-11:30 AM on Tuesday October 10

Breakfast at 8 AM
This is a great opportunity to obtain information about help and resources that are available to you.



Tenth Annual NWHCS Fundraiser

Thursday October 12, 2017

This year’s theme:


Click here for more information, or:

Contact Martha Kerr at or call 778-847-4468

Updated Orientation Handbook

The NWHCS Orientation Handbook has been revised as of March, 2017. Please click here to view the PDF. The same file is bookmarked in the About Us section of this site.

Next Board Meeting

Our next board meeting is Monday March 13, 2017 at 9:30am in the Honeymoon Suite at the Russell Centre (740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster).

2017 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count

metrovancouver.orgSince 2002, the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH) has conducted a region-wide count of homeless individuals every three years.  The most recent count was in 2014.  The main purpose of the homeless count is to enumerate and learn more about the homeless population in the Metro Vancouver region.

The next count will take place March 7-8 in 2017. The NWHCS is acting as a liason with the New Westminster coordinator to ensure that an accurate count takes place, and will be recruiting volunteers for the count.  The NWHCS is also planning a special Connect Day at the Russell Centre on March 8.

Please contact us for more information on the Connect Day, or if you would like to participate in the 2017 count, by emailing

And, as a reminder, we are having our next board meeting on Tuesday January 10 at 11:30 am at the Russell Centre. The next general meeting will be held Monday February 27 at 9:30 am, also at the Russell Centre. Please check the left sidebar for any changes or updates.