Indigenous Reaching Home: VNFC Community Entity

About

April 1st, 2022, the Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC) became the Community Entity (CE) for the federal Indigenous Reaching Home funding stream through to March 31st, 2024. Indigenous Reaching Home is a community-based program, aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness. The CE provides funding access to organizations in support of the delivery of holistic and culturally appropriate services to meet the unique needs of urban Indigenous People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Services

Inquiry Form

How to Reach Us

8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday to Friday

231 Regina Avenue
Victoria, BC
V8Z 1J6

Tel: (250) 384-3211
Fax: (250) 384-1586

Program Administrator: Karryn Hall
Community Engagement Coordinator: Katherin Cooper

Indigenous Community Advisory Board (ICAB)

The CE brings together members from local stakeholders to form an ICAB and develop a community plan. The ICAB has established priorities to prevent and reduce Indigenous homelessness in the community, encourage collaboration, identify priorities through planning, and approve partnership projects to receive funding from the Community Entity.

VNFC as Community Entity (CE)

The Community Entity has the responsibility to implement the community plan, solicit project proposals, approve projects, contracts, monitor all agreements with third-party service providers, and prepare contribution agreements, report on its activities and disbursements, collect and share data and information and report on the community results.

Resources

Reaching Home | CRD

Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy is a community-based program aimed at reducing and preventing homelessness. Officially launched April 1, 2019, the Government of Canada’s homelessness program supports the most vulnerable people in the Capital Region by improving access to safe, stable and affordable housing.

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Contact the Reaching Home Program today for more information