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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 Emergency Aid Society is a charitable organization and social safety net that provides housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income who have few, if any, housing or support options. Because the people we serve have challenges meeting basic needs and goals, we place minimal barriers between them and our services.

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

Volunteers needed for Homelessness events

Volunteers are needed for two upcoming events in New Westminster. Homelessness Connect Day is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. until noon. Six volunteers...

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Lookout remembers fallen soldiers in the war on drugs

Aug. 21 - The Lookout Society is deeply concerned about the number of overdoses in the communities we support. We would like to see the...

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Lookout Society staffer has a hunger for good nutrition

Aug. 7 – On the Downtown Eastside, one of Canada’s poorest postal code, it’s rare for anyone to go hungry. Most people think poverty and hunger...

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Read all about it, residents newsletter is out

The second edition of Lookout Society's Residential newsletter is out. In this edition you can read about the society's new executive director Shayne Williams, the First...

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Our Blog

 Read our blog to learn more about issues surrounding homelessness.  

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