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  1. Pacifica Housing Services

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    As team leader for Pacifica Housing Services, I provide support, guidance and mentoring to our terrific team of outreach workers and community support workers. Our job is to find housing for people who, for many reasons, cannot find appropriate housing on ...

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  2. The Youth Supported Independent Living Program

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    At the Canadian Mental Health Association's Simon Fraser Branch (CMHA-SF), we run several programs to provide affordable housing and support for people with mental illnesses. The Youth Supported Independent Living (YSIL) program was created in the Fr ...

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  3. Already in Our Backyard

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    Coast Foundation began providing supported housing in 1972. Jackie Hooper, a mental health consumer, came up with the idea of buying an apartment block to provide housing and a healing and supportive community for people with mental illness. The plan was ...

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  4. In from the Shadows, in the North

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    AWAC—An Association Advocating for Women and Children was created in 1994 by a small group of community activists and social service providers in Prince George. The group was responding to an identified need for more accessible and appropriate services fo ...

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  5. Housing and Homelessness Resources

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    This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources. ...

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  6. The Role of Schools in Addressing Tobacco

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    Chances are, when you think of preventing smoking, you think of education programs in school. But, as a recent Ministry of Health document shows, prevention is much more than education. 1 Schools are also being asked to develop policies to respond to toba ...

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  7. Blue-Collar Taste

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    Smoking rates have been declining in BC and across Canada, except in some segments of society—blue-collar workers being one of them. We are working with BCIT and Health Canada to change this for blue-collar workers. Following is a synopsis of the work we ...

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  8. Learning About "TRIPs"

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    Pregnancy is often a time when couples start to think about changes in tobacco use by one or both partners. Smoking cessation for pregnancy is often temporary, with many women relapsing after childbirth. Although a number of resources to support smoking c ...

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  9. BC Housing

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    There is a basic connection between housing and health. When people have a safe, stable home, they are healthier and they can focus on other concerns that may need attention. These concerns can include mental health or addiction issues, escaping an abusiv ...

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  10. Get on With It!

    [Visions Article]

    In the spring, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the City of Vancouver co-sponsored an in-depth public consultation. They wanted public input on a proposed strategy for locating supportive housing† in Vancouver. The results of the consultation were put i ...

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