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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

DTES forum focuses on importance of digital access

Feb. 27 - Access to technology, specifically the Internet, should be considered a civil right in Canada, argues Richard Marquez. The Lookout Society’s Downtown Residential Manager...

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Building a social housing legacy for the future

 Feb. 24 - Building a Social Housing Legacy for the Future is the title of tomorrow's (Thursday) Jim Green Memorial Lecture. The lecture is being held...

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Toque Tuesday a soldout success for Lookout

Feb. 4 - Toque Tuesday was an incredible success this year. The Lookout Society volunteers and staff sold all of the Raising the Roof toques...

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'Those with the least to give, give the most'

Feb. 3 – Today is Toque Tuesday, a one-day national campaign that raises money for solutions to homelessness and creates awareness about the homeless crisis. Toque...

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