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Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Social Development and Poverty Reduction

Province secures safe shelter, supports for people living in major encampments

Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:31 AM

The Province is working with the cities of Vancouver and Victoria to transition people living in encampments in Oppenheimer Park, Topaz Park and on Pandora Avenue into safe, temporary accommodations with wraparound supports to protect their health and safety in the overlapping COVID-19 and overdose crises.


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Minister’s statement on major encampments in Vancouver, Victoria

Friday, May 8, 2020 1:30 PM

Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, has issued the following statement regarding tent encampments in Victoria and Vancouver:


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