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News and Press Releases from the New Chelsea Society Community

Community Housing Task Force

The City of Burnaby is starting several housing initiatives including supportive housing, warming centres and the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing to explore strategies for improving access to housing and affordability. New Chelsea Society CEO, Patrick Buchannon participated in this task force.

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Vancouver VAHEF stakeholder panel

The City of Vancouver has developed a community stakeholder panel to address affordable housing issues in the community. New Chelsea Society’s Stefan Baune represents our organization on the panel.

New Chelsea Society opens its new head office

We are excited to announce our move to a brand new office space as of January 2019. “Having this wonderful office in Burnaby from where we can carry on our vision, mission, and mandate, will ensure that for many years to come, New Chelsea Society will be able to fulfill our commitment to the citizens of Burnaby as well as those citizens throughout the Lower Mainland who are in need of an affordable place to live,” said New Chelsea CEO Patrick Buchannon in a statement. We celebrated with an open house event in April 2019, which was attended by Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley and city councillors Joe Keithley, James Wang and Paul McDonnell. Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan was also in attendance.

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Feminist Deliver Working Group

New Chelsea Society is a member of the Feminist Deliver Working Group, a grassroots collaboration in British Columbia that is dedicated to supporting women in our communities. Our work at Stamps Place was featured on their website.

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Veterans Ombudsman Commendation

The Veterans Ombudsman Commendation for a Local Organization is meant to recognize local groups that work hard to uplift the Veterans in their area. This year’s recipient – the Vancouver-based New Chelsea Society – is recognized for its outstanding work in providing affordable housing to Veterans.

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