Would you like to be on the Board of the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society?

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. Our Board is key in supporting Society staff and our work.

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.

Please provide complete this form if you are interested in becoming a Board Member. Our next AGM is on September 29, 2022. We will be meeting with those who express interest in August.

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

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

Extreme Weather Advisory Issued for New Westminster

This EWA is being issued on January 24 at 11:10am, due to the following weather conditions and forecast: temperatures at or below zero degrees.

The following shelter will be providing spaces during this EWA:

 Lower Mainland Purpose Society EWR Shelter

Enter on Front Street side of building

8:00pm to 8:00am

Space for up to 50 adults 19+

Phone: 604-526-2522 (830-5pm) or 604-375-5792 (during shelter hours)