Recruiting for the Society Board

Since 2005 we have been working to address homelessness issues in the City, first as a Coalition and then as a Society when we incorporated in 2012. Our vision is a community where everyone 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. Our member organizations deliver housing, outreach, food, job training, crisis intervention, financial assistance, and programming for individuals, families, youth and seniors. They witness first-hand the day-to-day challenges of poverty and homelessness in our community. This connection and awareness allows us to work together to support our most vulnerable.

The Society, in recognition of its history as a Coalition, strives to ensure that a diversity of agencies/organizations and community members sit as Board members. Additionally, we strive to include representation from organizations/community members representing different demographics (i.e., women, families, youth, seniors, men, newcomers, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, etc.) and issues (i.e., housing, health, addictions, food security, etc.). We are interested in individuals who are knowledgeable about the community, can serve as a link to the community, and are interested in sharing their time and expertise to support society operations.

Our next AGM is on September 29, 2022. We will be meeting with those who express interest in joining the Board in early August.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Brown at dave.brown@lookoutsociety.ca

Homelessness Action Week October 11 – 17, 2020 #HAW2020

#HAW2020 Official Poster

New Westminster #HAW2020 Official Calendar

Activity Posters:

Thanksgiving Monday Takeaway Lunch courtesy of the BC Nurses Union and the Salvation

Tuesday Community Dialogue: What can we do to address the housing crisis in New Westminster? Lower Mainland Purpose Society

Wednesday NW Outreach Health Clinic and Women and Children’s Dental Hygiene Care Clinic

Flu Immunization Clinics (All Welcome)

Tuesday October 13, 2020

9:30 am – 11:30 am Holy Trinity Cathedral 514 Carnarvon St.

Thursday October 15, 2020

9:30 am – 11:30 am Lookout’s The Russell, Honeymoon Suite (Carnarvon/Alexander St.)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm St. Barnabas 1010 5th Ave.

Friday October 16th, 2020 WORLD FOOD DAY – Celebrating our Local Food Heroes

Watch New Westminster Community Food Action’s Facebook page from October 11 – 16 as we recognize our local food heroes. The community is also encouraged to do a shout out to your local food heroes on October 16 using #WorldFoodDay #FoodHeroes and #EverbodyNeedsToEat. Food Heroes will be entered into a prize draw!

If you would like to support #HAW2020 in any way please contact Betina, the Coalition and Projects Coordinator.

Follow us on Facebook!

Do you know we have a pretty active Facebook page and that it is the best place to keep up on what Coalition members are doing? We are also regularly updating it with COVID-19 related supports. You can also email us and we will try to point you in the right direction if you need help connecting to supports!

Stay safe everyone!  Betina, Coalition and Projects Coordinator