About the CVHTF

 

The Comox Valley Housing Task Force was formed in 2011 to address the issues in our community related to affordable housing and homelessness and the struggle many people have in accessing housing and shelter that is affordable and safe. CVHTF_header_logo_sure The group consists of representatives from the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village of Cumberland, and the Comox Valley Regional District.

Vision: The Comox Valley works actively in a united way to meet the full continuum of its housing needs.

Mission: To provide a strategic, coordinated and on-going approach to implementing housing solutions in the Comox Valley through the best use of available opportunities and resources.

Goals:

  1. Housing options are in place to address the needs of the homeless and those most vulnerable to homelessness.
  2. The objectives for housing identified in the Comox Valley Sustainability Strategy are addressed.

 

2014/2015 CVHTF Members

 

Name Sector
Ronna-Rae Leonard Chair, City of Courtenay
Roger Kishi Vice Chair, Village of Cumberland
Jim Gillis Comox Valley Regional District
Tom Grant Town of Comox
Anne Davis Service Provider, Women
Brent Hobden Faith Service Provider, Community
Erik Eriksson Economic Development, Community
Joline Martin Community Member, Health
Michael Pitcher Community Member, Business
Monica Goodheart First Nations
Sam Sommers Community Member, Health and Housing
Tom Beshr Housing

 

2012/2013 Comox Valley Housing Task Force Members

 

Name Sector
Ronna-Rae Leonard Chair, City of Courtenay
Roger Kishi Vice Chair, Village of Cumberland
Jim Gillis Comox Valley Regional District
Tom Grant Town of Comox
Anne Davis Service Provider, Women
Brent Hobden Faith Service Provider, Community
Erik Eriksson Economic Development, Community
Joline Martin Community Member, Health
Maureen Haslehurst Community Member, Financial
Rhonda Billie First Nations
Sam Sommers Community Member, Health and Housingv
Tom Beshr Housing

 

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Archived News & Events

Tackling the homelessness issue

Tackling the homelessness issue

Posted Apr 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM Jin Lin can truly see every day just how important it is to have clean shelter, a warm bed and a place to call ‘home.’ Lin, along with her husband Dali, are known most commonly throughout the Comox Valley as owners and managers of Maple...

Nurses Calling for Action on Homelessness

Comox Valley Record by: Scott Stanfield Original article: http://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/301470831.html A group of concerned nurses is advocating local governments for action to deal with homelessness in the Comox Valley. The local network of the Association of...

CVRD Kicks Off Drive to Formulate a Homelessness Strategy

CVRD Kicks Off Drive to Formulate a Homelessness Strategy

Accusations of "conflict of interest" and a "backdoor" deal fly during heated debate Original article at: http://www.comoxvalleyecho.com/sports/cvrd-kicks-off-drive-to-formulate-a-homelessness-strategy-1.1848756#sthash.vxWKKYOP.dpuf Comox Valley Echo By: Drew A....

Provincial Funding Pushes I Belong! Campaign to the Building Phase

Provincial Funding Pushes I Belong! Campaign to the Building Phase

Comox Valley Echo By: Michael Briones Original article: http://www.comoxvalleyecho.com/news/local-news/provincial-funding-pushes-i-belong-campaign-to-the-building-phase-1.1819751 McRae presents $250,000 to boost group's funds raised to over $800,000 The I Belong!...

City Taking Next Step in Braidwood Project

Comox Valley Record Original article: http://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/298838511.html The City of Courtenay is inviting non-profit societies to submit proposals for the design, development and operation of an affordable or supportive housing project on a...

Braidwood Top Priority for Council

Comox Valley Record By: Scott Stanfield Original article: http://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/298358711.html The Braidwood housing project topped the list of strategic priorities which members of Courtenay council approved Monday at committee of the whole. The City...

TEDx Show Brings Comox Valley Thinkers Together

TEDx Show Brings Comox Valley Thinkers Together

The Comox Valley Record by Erin Haluscha Original article: http://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/297285871.html Image: Comox Valley singer Annie Becker was one of four presenters at Wednesday night's TEDx talk at North Island College.  — Image Credit: Erin Haluschak...