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Our Second #GivingTuesday Shelter Gala

Date 2 Dec, 2021

Category Blog

Our second #GivingTuesday Shelter Gala was an incredible evening of joy and sharing.  We are excited to share with you, we received over $40,200 in donations toward our mission of providing direct support and advocacy to our neighbours in the Downtown Eastside! We feted our shelter residents with an outstanding meal, shared messages of solidarity and […]

First Forward Building Connections Campaign

Date 22 Nov, 2021

Category Blog, First Forward

“When you’re out on the streets, you know … it’s cold. Wet. You’re dirty. You wander the streets day and night just to try to stay warm. You feel like you’re useless. You’re worthless.” That’s what Angelo, a member of our community, said when he reflected on the three years that he, his wife Sandy, […]

Michelle’s Story: Her Road to Recovery, Healing, and Home

Date 22 Nov, 2021

Category Blog

“I don’t think you had the best life, but I think you have a much better life now.” This is what Michelle’s loved one said when she showed him where she used to live in Stanley Park. Michelle is resilient. She’s originally from Fort St. John, and she’s back there now. But for 9 years […]

Fall Newsletter, Redevelopment Updates and Food First

Date 16 Nov, 2021

Category Blog, First Forward, Redevelopment

Sharing exciting updates on what’s next for FIRST! Check out our latest newsletter on our redevelopment plans and our brand new food truck. Don’t forget to sign up for upcoming Toast Talks! Click to view newsletter in new tab

Give and Receive: You Give…we build

Date 22 Oct, 2021

Category Blog

Don Robertson and Ross White are supporting FIRST through a fun and creative third-party fundraiser!

Fundraising for Homelessness Action Week

Date 7 Oct, 2021

Category Advocacy, Blog, Events

As Thanksgiving approaches, we reflect on the things we are grateful for in the past year – family, good food, good health (COVID-19 vaccinations!!!), a warm house and what’s good about our world.  This year, Thanksgiving overlaps with another event, one that hits very close to home for us: Homelessness Action Week – from October 10 to 17. We […]

Register for the Liberation Based Healing Conference

Date 20 Sep, 2021

Category Advocacy, Blog

Join us on November 5th and 6th, 2021 for a dynamic and unique two-day conference with our Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne. Register here.

Thank you, Terra Breads!

Date 11 Sep, 2021

Category Blog

We are finishing a series highlighting some of our sponsors of the 14th Annual First United Golf Tournament fundraiser. Today our spotlight is on Terra Breads.

Have your gift doubled until September 13!

Date 9 Sep, 2021

Category Blog

Make your gift and have it matched dollar for dollar up to $16,000, or bid on our flash silent auction this weekend

Thank you, Norton Rose Fulbright

Date 6 Sep, 2021

Category Blog

We are continuing a series highlighting some of our sponsors of the 14th Annual First United Golf Tournament fundraiser. Today our spotlight is on Norton Rose Fulbright.

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2 Dec, 2021
Our Second #GivingTuesday Shelter Gala
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22 Nov, 2021
First Forward Building Connections Campaign
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Michelle’s Story: Her Road to Recovery, Healing, and Home
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