Nanaimo Homeless Coalition

Uniting the organizations, citizens and governments that support our most vulnerable residents.

Together, we work to end homelessness while diminishing the harm it causes to individuals and community.

By bringing together the many organizations working to address homelessness, we are more impactful and effective in our approach.


Success Story: Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

For over 40 years, MM had spent every day homeless, drinking with a group of friends. Once he was housed, his success dependent on breaking old habits and building new relationships. Find out how the Nanaimo Region John Howard Society changed MM's life.

Community Profile: Nanaimo Brain Injury Society

Experiencing a brain injury is a life-changing event for a person and their family. It also means an increased risk of mental health challenges, substance misuse and homelessness.

What is Modular Housing?

Modular Housing is a quick and affordable way to create homes for people who need them the most. Check-out a timelapse of modular construction and learn more.

Free Film Screening: Us & Them

Filmmaker Krista Loughton befriends four chronically homeless people on the streets of Victoria in an effort to help them heal their lives. Join us for a free viewing of Us & Them during Homelessness Action Week.

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More information, resources and news about homelessness in Nanaimo




Take a look at our five-year plan

Nanaimo's Action Plan to End Homelessness was developed by the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition
and endorsed by the City of Nanaimo.


Learn more about the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition



The Nanaimo Homeless Coalition offers guidance and direction on the delivery of services for our most at-risk residents, by bringing together the many organizations working to address homelessness.

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