Pacifica News

03
Jul
2014

Short Stories from the Virtues Youth Group

A perfect example of the community that has been built in the complex, is how families walk together to group. At the complex we see groups of children and their parents chatting, skipping and walking to group. When asked if they would all have met each other and become friends without this...

23
Jun
2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 was a very special day for us at Pacifica Housing as we were not only able to secure funding from CFAX Santas Anonymous for our Virtues Youth Group program, but were also invited to be live on the air with CFAX 1070! What an exciting day for us!

The funding will provide 90 children in our Virtues Youth Group with...

19
Jun
2014

On June 20th, 2014, we are honouring our private market landlords in a special Landlord Appreciation Day at the Oswego Hotel! “Some of these relationships started over 20 years ago and many landlords go above and beyond on a daily basis to assist with keeping people housed,” says Sasha Collins, Landlord Liaison at Pacifica Housing.

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17
Jun
2014

Short Stories from the Virtues Youth Group

Once a month our Youth Group goes swimming at the local pool. On the way there one day the participants learned that one of the kids couldn’t swim, but still liked being in the water. A usual trip would include all the kids practicing to dive off the blocks. This time the entire group stayed in...

15
May
2014

Spearheaded by April Dorey of Dorey Wealth Management, staff at Raymond James Victoria Branch volunteer yet again with Pacifica’s “Our Gardens” program, getting the community garden at Waterview ready for the growing season!

Raymond James and its employees are well known for their strong commitment in local communities and giving back to...

12
May
2014

 “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso

For the third year in a row, Pacifica Housing, Island Blue Art Store and Market on Yates have teamed up to connect artists with...

30
Apr
2014

Since 1984, Pacifica Housing has been creating affordable homes and countless better lives. To celebrate this milestone, we invited our founders, key partners & funders, leaders in the community, past and present Board of Directors and Senior Management staff to the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney.

Guided by knowledgeable...

13
Apr
2014

The Medewiwin Angels did it again! On April 9, 2014, 16 ladies including their lovely host, Renae served a variety of delicious and heartwarming soups to over 60 guests in order to raise funds and awareness for Pacifica’s tenants at supported housing complex, Medewiwin. The proceeds will cover monthly expenses to stock up the Medewiwin pantry,...

21
Mar
2014

A story from the Streets 2 Homes Program

Steve had a long history of substance use and cyclical homelessness and over the years he had lost everything that was dear to him. When he connected with us a number of years ago through our Downtown Outreach Office he quickly built rapport with staff. With their assistance he was able...

14
Mar
2014

Did you ever have a moment where you felt you had an angel watching over you? An accident or a crisis narrowly averted or an unexpected helping hand? Wouldn’t it be great if every person had such a guardian angel? 

Our tenants at Medewiwin (pronounced Meh-DAY-o-win) have a group of angels looking after them. Medewiwn, a former Gorge area...

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