Category Archive for: Homelessness

Extreme Weather Response at NightShift

by NightShift

As the CBC recently reported, “This winter could be one of the top three coldest winters in the past 20 years for Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia”. Once again NightShift is a designated operator of an overnight Extreme Weather Shelter, ready to open as given notice during the November – March season. This morning we held an…



A place for all people, a village of care

by NightShift

Monday 3rd October marks the first day of voting for this truly visionary project. NightShift is planing to build ‘a village of retreat, recovery and reintegration’. The Care Village is a safe haven for people seeking restoration. By enabling individuals to rediscover purpose and unconditional love – by supporting them with counselling, life/work skills education and all-round care – the village of care will foster…



Street soccer update

by NightShift

The Western Canadian Street Soccer Championships are taking place this weekend! Location: Oppenheimer Park (The park is bounded by Jackson Street, Dunlevy Street, Powell Street and East Cordova) Dates and game times this weekend: Saturday, June 4th, noon - 5 pm Sunday, June 5th, 9 am - 12:30 pm Who's involved: The format is small-sided…

Street Soccer Canada – and the Homeless World Cup

by NightShift

Did you know that we've started a soccer team in Whalley that will be connected to the Vancouver Street League? Shawn Forde and Michael Cash brought the idea to NightShift and this month we started bringing soccer to the street. The Vancouver Street League is affiliated with Street Soccer Canada, which is a national partner of the Homeless World Cup, described…

Want to hang out with us?

by NightShift

If you’ve ever wondered what we get up to with our volunteers, we’re going to let you into a little secret… While we work for a very serious cause, we’re doing so with a lightness of heart and a lot of smiles and fun. Ask any of our volunteers (like the PLBC student volunteer pictured above): coming…



What’s important to you?

by NightShift

I’ve been digging into The Love Dare by Stephen & Alex Kendrick over the last week. Day Three talks about “Whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will become important to you. It’s hard to care for something you’re not investing in.” This got me thinking! I look around NightShift and see hundreds of volunteers demonstrating,…