Fundraising for Homelessness Action Week

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 […]

Thank you, Terra Breads!

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.

Thank you, Norton Rose Fulbright

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.

Thank You Chandos

We’re doing a series highlighting some of our sponsors of the First United Golf Tournament and our first spotlight is Chandos.

Community Ministry Office is Now Open

Yesterday, First United Community Ministry Office opened its doors to serve our DTES neighbourhood community at 360 Jackson Avenue. The opening ceremony was led by Lauren Sanders, Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain, and Dr. Cheryl Bear, Director of Community Ministry. Melaney Gleeson-Lyall, of the Point family in Musqueam and the Bob family in Snuneymuxw First Nation, […]

Stepping Up in Tough Times

This spring, Chandos Construction joined First United for the first time as a platinum sponsor for our 13th Annual Golf Tournament for the Homeless. But when COVID-19 hit, we made the tough decision to cancel the tournament. That meant we faced the loss of more than $100,000 in critical program funds the golf community raises […]

Care During COVID-19

“COVID-19 has been scary, but I’ve felt taken care of here,” says Alex, a resident of First United’s women’s shelter since January. As word spread about the threat of COVID-19 in early March, things in the Downtown Eastside started to change quickly. “I remember the day they had to start the distancing. It’s usually so […]