This week is Homeless Action Week in Greater Vancouver. The Point’s Justice Team recommends Union Gospel Mission’s guided tour of the Downtown Eastside as an interactive opportunity to educate yourself about homelessness in our very own community.
The Eastside Stride is a Homelessness Action Week (HAW) project available until October 20 to anyone who wants to know more about the DTES, past and present. The two-hour walking tour, developed by UGM in partnership with Mission Possible and with support from the City of Vancouver and numerous local service providers, not only builds awareness and promotes education within Greater Vancouver, it gives employment to local residents in an empowering and dignified manner.
All walks are free of charge. Please note age restriction before you sign up here. Multiple tours offered each day to fit your schedule.