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What We Believe

Helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it. Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible independence for individuals.


Lookout was founded in 1971 to meet the needs of a growing number of homeless adults in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Through innovative foresight and determination, Lookout extended its services to include shelters, supported housing, and outreach services. After merging with Keys: Housing and Health Solutions in December 2014, Lookout services now include transitional and permanent supported housing, emergency shelters together with outreach, health and community services to vulnerable adult men and women. Lookout operates 33 facilities serving thousands of individuals through over 75 support programs across the North Shore, Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Mission and Abbotsford. In September 2017 Lookout formally merged with Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC) and offer additional clinical care services for guests and tenants challenged with mental health or addictions. Lookout will also open its first mixed income social housing program later this year, offering 70 units of housing for people living on low to moderate incomes.

Who We Help

There are an estimated 3,700 individuals homeless in Metro Vancouver, a large population compared to other regions in Canada.

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News and Events

Thank You Everyone

H’Arts for Homeless 2017 Fundraiser: Lookout Society would like to thank everyone who helped make the 9th annual fundraising event a success!!! Stay tuned for more...

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New Partnership Announced

Lookout has just partnered with Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. Visit out Partner Page to see more information on all our Government and Non-Profit Partners.

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Lookout Society to Merge with Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia

  Lookout Society to Merge with Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia Goal is to provide an even greater continuum of services for clients across BC We are...

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Lookout Partners with Pacifica Treatment Centre

  Better supporting a continuum of care The agreement between Lookout and Pacifica supports opportunities for vulnerable people accessing services from both organizations; allowing people to connect to addiction treatment and secure...

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