Struggling Urban Aboriginal Youth in Vancouver’s Eastside

Depression Suicide

ALIVE members, friends and partners call for meaningful action in the wake of incidents of self-harm and a “suicide pact” by struggling urban Aboriginal youth in Vancouver.

coverage:

Apartheid System of Programs Blamed for Youth Suicide Pact

When 30 Youths Contemplate Suicide, it’s Time to Act

Aboriginal Organization Blames Suicide Pact on Apartheid

Aboriginals [sic] Demand Access to Mainstream Services After Youth Suicide Pact

Aboriginal Children Make Suicide Pact

Child Suicide Pact Draws Criticism

Groups Demand Help After Youth Form Suicide Pact

Community Groups Want Action After Youth Suicide Pact Discovered in BC

Vancouver Aboriginal Youth Suicide Pact Symptom of a Sick System

Teen Suicide Pact in Vancouver’s Grandview-Woodlands Prompts Calls For Action

 

 

 

OneCard is available now!

What is the OneCard?

OneCard is a single card that will provide all Vancouverites with universal access to pools, rinks and fitness centres across the Park Board network and access to the city’s community centres. OneCard replaces the current patchwork of over 20 cards, which includes the Flexipass and the Leisure Access Card.

OneCard can be loaded with any of the Park Board’s Flexipass options and 10-visit passes, and also includes a built-in 50 percent subsidy, for those who qualify, as part of the Park Board’s Leisure Access program for those with financial barriers.

OneCard is free and available to the entire community regardless of income, where you live or which facilities you choose to visit.

Find out more about the new OneCard and the Leisure Access Program for low income residents.

OneCards are available now at all Park Board operated swimming pools, ice rinks and fitness centres, and the Britannia Community Services Centre, Strathcona Community Centre, and Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre.

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ALIVE stands with DTES residents, community groups and local businesses to end bullying, harassment and intimidation in the DTES.

On Thursday July 11th at 10:00 AM in Pigeon Park, over 15 residents associations, community economic development non-profits, family and cultural service organizations, aboriginal organizations and various other non-profits from the DTES stood in solidarity to respond to the vandalism, intimidation, harassment and targeted pickets that have taken place lately. This is the statement that we have jointly released.

A Joint Call for respectful community discourse, free from vandalism, intimidation and slander.

ALIVE’s Executive Director Scott Clark spoke at the gathering, along with representatives from various community groups and residents.

View video coverage from CBC news here.

And a story from the National Post here.

The event was also covered in the gastown gazette. Read story here.

and a piece by Wes Regan, Executive Director of Hastings Crossing BIA here.

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Come out and Support Our Youth!!

 

“NASKARZ is an award winning program designed to promote social inclusion of young people from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside into automotive, social and educational opportunities”

NASKARZ is a partnership between Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre, Vancouver Community College and Vancouver Police Department

Grandview-Woodland Urban Aboriginal Dialogue

 Grandview-Woodland Urban Aboriginal Dialogue

As many of you know, this community has a large Aboriginal population and many of our youth continue to be at risk in this area. Come out share your ideas and lets see if we can get some real action to support our children and families in this community.

THURSDAY JULY 4, 2013

7-9PM

VANCOUVER ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

CHIEF SIMON BAKER ROOM

FREE, LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

beverly.chew@vancouver.ca or 604-871-6424