Accessible suite: Granville Gardens Co-Op

More than just a place to live! Granville Gardens Co-op is a particularly attractive co-op with a quaint “village” look. Available November 1st 2012, two bed unit with a bathroom – bath and toilet grab bars with wheel-under bathroom sink (no wheel-in shower), raised toilet, standard width pocket doors, kitchen with wheel-under cooking top and sink, raised wall oven, and side by side fridge/freezer, lowered switches, dining room, living room with ramp to outdoor patio, accessible parking nearby. Must have documented income of $2550 to qualify. No subsidy available. Share purchase of $1500. Housing charge includes water only, hydro is extra. For more information and an application form please email or call 604 434 9185.

Free training: Improving Women's Safety in Co-Ed Shelters

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In partnership with Shelter Net BC and BC Society of Transition Houses, the Woman Abuse Response Program at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre will be delivering free training on Improving Women’s Safety in Co-Ed Shelters in 7 communities around the province. This training will enable front line shelter staff to learn more about how to keep women safe in a co-ed shelter environment. The training is open to all service providers who work with vulnerable populations, though priority will go to co-ed shelter staff.

ONE DAY FREE TRAINING for front line workers to learn more about how to keep women safe in co-ed shelter environments. Training will provide information on women’s experiences of violence and how it is connected to homelessness; impacts of violence, including mental health and addictions; barriers women face accessing services and trying to achieving safety; and examining policy and practices in shelters that impact women safety. This training is funded by ShelterNet BC, and jointly developed by BC Society of Transition Houses and BC Women’s Hospital’s Women Abuse Response Program.

April 27, 2012 – Burnaby
May 2, 2012 – Fort St. John
May 8, 2012 – Kelowna
May 14, 2012 – Prince George
May 29, 2012 – Langley
May 31, 2012 – Nanaimo
June 4, 2012 – Vancouver

Please register online at

Email for more information.

Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation: Accessible Suites Available

If you or anyone you know is in need of accessible housing, please contact the Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation. They have vacancies at two housing sites:

Fraserwood Apartments
22450 -121st Maple Ridge BC
2 bedroom
Bathroom type – grab bars, willing to install wheel in shower
Full RGI
Available immediately
Contact Manjit Thiara 604-451-6075

Somerset Gardens
1851 Southmere Crescent East
2 bedroom
Bathroom type – wheel in shower
Market or full RGI
Available immediately
Contact Barry 604-315-8270 or Bev 604-451-6064