Next year, the FIRST UNITED Legal Advocacy program will turn 50 years old. Only our Meal program andcommunity drop-in pre-date the Advocacy program. It goes to show: people need to be fed, need a safe place to be, and need their rights upheld. Today, the Advocacy program is in high demand, especially for tenancy issues. […]
Sharing exciting updates from FIRST! Check out our latest newsletter with stories on how we spent the months leading up to the demolition of our 320 East Hastings building. Learn more about our Advocacy program and upcoming plans. First United Summer 2022 Newsletter
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 […]
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.
Today on IOAD, we grieve the friends and loved ones we’ve lost to drug poisoning. Someone close to us, a mom, wrote this poem about her son.
Indigenous Author and Educator, Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse, wrote the book, Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools
Happy Easter from First United! To mark this day of celebration, Executive Director Carmen Lansdowne shares her thoughts and best wishes.
This post was written by Beverly Brown, Indigenous Spiritual Care Chaplain at First United. December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and those who we’ve lost to it. Today is also a time to take action. Working […]
Press Release: Advocates Call on Minister of Poverty Reduction to Make New Federal Benefits Available to Workers on Welfare
March 27, 2020 – For Immediate Release Vancouver and Victoria – Legal advocacy groups are urgently calling for the provincial government to make legislative changes that would allow British Columbians who both work and receive disability or income assistance cheques to keep the new federal COVID benefits if they qualify, in an effort to protect some […]