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Q'waxsem Place - Supportive Housing in Campbell River

June 14, 2021

Completed in February 2021, Q'waxsem Place is a 50-unit supportive housing building in Campbell River that provides homes for people in the community experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Approximately half the people in Campbell River experiencing homelessness identify as Indigenous. As a result, the City of Campbell River consulted with the Urban Indigenous Housing and Wellness Coalition on the project. 

The consultation process resulted in an Indigenous lens being placed on interior and exterior design, including the creation of a designated room for elders to provide support to residents and families.

Full article and video: Q'waxsem Place provides homes for 50 people in Campbell River

Learn more about the impacts of secure, affordable housing and supports in our community.

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Latest News

July 30, 2021

Canada announces support for rapid housing in CRD

SAANICH - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for affordable housing and led to rising levels of homelessness. The Government of Canada created a national strategy to build hundreds of thousands of units and provide affordable housing to people across the country. By continuing to make investments in affordable housing, the government is building stronger communities, creating jobs, and growing our middle class, while fighting homelessness and helping vulnerable Canadians.

July 28, 2021

Investing in affordable housing in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, announced $45.8 million in federal government funding for the 58 West Hastings project, a 10-storey, 231 unit social housing development in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

July 27, 2021

New affordable homes for seniors, families coming to Powell River

POWELL RIVER - Construction has started on a new housing development with 24 affordable rental homes for families and seniors with low to moderate incomes in Powell River.

July 22, 2021

Surrey residents moving into new permanent supportive homes

SURREY - Forty people in need of a safe and secure home with supports have a place to call home, with a new supportive housing building opening in Surrey.

July 21, 2021

Canada provides 308 units of rental housing in Coquitlam

COQUITLAM - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Thanks to investments made by the Government of Canada and partners, residents of Coquitlam will now have access to more stable rental housing options.

July 21, 2021

Update on West Kelowna shelter

KELOWNA - The Province, through BC Housing, has partnered with the City of West Kelowna and Turning Points Collaborative Society to lease the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank's West Kelowna facility for use as a temporary bridge shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

July 19, 2021

New affordable housing underway in Langford

Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District (CRD), in partnership with the Province of BC and the Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC), has started construction of 58 new affordable homes at 2782 Spencer Road in Langford.