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COVID-19 impacts on the DTES

Collected by: University of British Columbia

Archived since: Apr, 2020

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A web archive consisting of news, government and social policy sites documenting Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events Government - Cities Science & Health

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Title: MEDIA RELEASE: Poverty Reduction Coalition Releases COVID-19 Emergency Response for Justice Calling for Urgent Provincial Action to Safeguard the Health and Well-Being of Low-Income and At-Risk British Columbians

URL: http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/2020/03/covid19/

Description: Media release demanding BC government assist the poor and at risk.

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Subject:   Poverty COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Call for Immediate Action to use Emergency Powers to House all Unhoused BC Residents

URL: http://bcpovertyreduction.ca/take-action/covid19_homelessness_action/

Description: Letter endorsing emergency housing for homeless persons.

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Subject:   Homelessness Housing COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: New DTES COVID-19 Testing Site - 611 Powell Street

URL: http://cfenet.ubc.ca/news/in-the-news/new-dtes-covid-19-testing-site-–-611-powell-street/

Description: Update by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS announcing the opening of a new COVID-19 testing site on Vancouver's DTES.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Overdose Response Indicator Report

URL: http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Statistics%20and%20Research/Statistics%20and%20Reports/Overdose/Overdose%20Response%20Indicator%20Report.pdf

Description: The indicators contained in this report measure progress on interventions across the province, and can be viewed at the provincial or regional health authority level, broken down by age and sex where possible. This report is updated monthly using the most up to date data available on each indicator. The interpretive text is updated quarterly.

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Subject:   Drugs--Overdose

Title: COVID-19: Homeless advocates arrested in overnight occupation of Strathcona school

URL: http://www.ecosocialistsvancouver.org/article/covid-19-homeless-advocates-arrested-overnight-occupation-strathcona-school/

Description: Article taken from the Province newspaper. Homeless advocates occupation of an empty Strathcona School.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Occupy movement Homelessness

Title: Metro Vancouver: COVID-19

URL: http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/covid-19/Pages/default.aspx

Description: Metro Vancouver added a subsection in the main section detailing its response to the pandemic and implementation of new safety emasures for its services.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Duplicate of row 32- both saved in Archive-it.] Calls for Vancouver Police to stop undermining public health in the DTES - Pivot Legal Society

URL: http://www.pivotlegal.org/vpd_stop_undermining_public_health_in_dtes_amid_covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1mZoh7Rk7fgXaTnJUZDb6bx4jRATHiR6RugJ3iSgXFZeJhjctubysMuDE

Description: Open letter from the Pivot Legal Society addressed to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), calling for a change in VPD's COVID-19 response within the DTES community.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease) Drug utilization

Title: Calls for Vancouver Police to stop undermining public health in the DTES - Pivot Legal Society

URL: http://www.pivotlegal.org/vpd_stop_undermining_public_health_in_dtes_amid_covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1mZoh7Rk7fgXaTnJUZDb6bx4jRATHiR6RugJ3iSgXFZeJhjctubysMuDE/

Description: Open letter published by the Pivot Legal Society calling for the VPD to change its policing methods as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis in the DTES.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Drug utilization

Title: SRO front line | histories coming to life | our Right to Remain

URL: http://www.righttoremain.ca/

Description: Website of Right to Remain, a four-year research project (2016-2020) that examines the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) buildings in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).

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Subject:   Rental housing Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Inner-City COVID-19 Response Strategy

URL: http://www.vch.ca/Documents/Inner-City-COVID-19-Response-Strategy.PDF

Description: Annoucement released by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority detailing its response strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic in Vancouver's inner-city and vulnerable communities.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: COVID-19 Resources - Vancouver and District Labour Council

URL: http://www.vdlc.ca/covid_19_resources/

Description: This page includes links to resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: VDLC Raising Concerns Ahead of April 24 DTES Announcement - Vancouver and District Labour Council

URL: http://www.vdlc.ca/vdlc_raising_concerns_dtes/

Description: On April 23, 2020, the VDLC issued a media advisory and a list of urgent actions needed to ensure that the COVID-19 response in the DTES puts fairness for frontline workers, and worker and resident health and safety at the forefront.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Young hearts in Chinatown

URL: http://ycc-yvr.com/

Description: The Youth Collaborative for Chinatown (YCC) is a network of youth doing awesome things in, for and with Vancouver's Chinatown through a collaborative, culturally-based and intergenerational approach.

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Subject:   Community organization Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: COVID 19- Support for Clients

URL: https://5704661b-9f13-44ae-ac64-518d1916cea7.filesusr.com/ugd/456c83_593748ffd97d4c8e9169f2a2a5df5e2f.pdf

Description: Newsletter released by the Community Veterinary Outreach detailing the steps they are taking to support community members and their pets who are experiencing housing vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Front line workers on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside sound the alarm over COVID-19 - APTN News

URL: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/03/31/front-line-workers-on-vancouvers-downtown-eastside-sound-the-alarm-over-covid-19/

Description: The people who work the front lines on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are sound the alarm over how the novel corona virus is being managed on the streets. Some say there’s a potential catastrophe brewing for people with addictions and the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: CEO Janice Abbott's Statement on Oppenheimer Park - Atira Women's Society

URL: https://atira.bc.ca/ceo-janice-abbotts-statement-on-oppenheimer-park/

Description: Official statement by the Atira Women's Society's CEO regarding the violence directed against women during the protest taking place at Oppenheimer Park in 2020.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness

Title: Follow-Up Letter to Minister Simpson Re: COVID-19 Supports for PWD and Income Assistance

URL: https://atira.bc.ca/follow-up-letter-to-minister-simpson-re-covid-19-supports-for-pwd-and-income-assistance/

Description: Open letter addressed to Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development & Poverty Reduction, addressing concerns over the COVID-19 impact on persons with disabilities and income assistance.

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Subject:   People with disabilities COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Atira Property Management's COVID-19 Response - Atira Property Management

URL: https://atira.ca/atira-property-managements-covid-19-response/

Description: Announcement published by Atira Property Management detailing its corporate response to the COVID-19 spread throughout its properties.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Pleas for 'Bonnie Henry of homelessness' to resolve Strathcona encampment | CTV News

URL: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/pleas-for-bonnie-henry-of-homelessness-to-resolve-strathcona-encampment-1.5043121

Description: News article concerning the combined issues of COVID-19 and the Strathcona Park tent city.

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Subject:   Homelessness Strathcona (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Media Release: Friendship Centres work to provide essential services during COVID-19 pandemic

URL: https://bcaafc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/08-04-20-Friendship-Centres-COVID-19.pdf

Description: During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the BCAAFC is requesting additional support from the provincial government, and seeking

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Indigenous peoples

Title: Downtown Eastside charities quickly adapt | Broadview Magazine

URL: https://broadview.org/covid-19-vancouver-downtown-eastside/

Description: Interview in Broadview magazine with Jeremy Hunka, Communications Manager, Union Gospel Mission, and Kate Gibson, Acting Executive Director, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, detailing their respective organizations' efforts at providing services for those living in the DTES.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Charities

Title: Episode 14: Emergency Measures

URL: https://crackdownpod.com/podcast/episode-14-emergency-measures/

Description: Podcast discussing the rising difficulties experienced by people who use drugs in the DTES as a result of COVID-19.

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Subject:   Drug utilization COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Episode 15: Apocalypse Prescribing

URL: https://crackdownpod.com/podcast/episode-15-apocalypse-prescribing/

Description: Drug users in British Columbia are facing two overlapping public health emergencies: COVID-19 and the overdose crisis. With countries closing their borders due to the pandemic, the price of street drugs have also started to rise, resulting in a large spike of overdoses in Vancouver.

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Subject:   Drug utilization COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: COVID-19 PANDEMIC – NATIONAL RAPID GUIDANCE – CRISM

URL: https://crism.ca/projects/covid/

Description: The webpage contains six national guidance documents which address urgent needs of people who use substances, service providers, and decision makers in relation to the COVID‑19 pandemic.

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Subject:   Drug utilization COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Community Health & Social Services in the Downtown Eastside

URL: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/vancouverlabour/pages/320/attachments/original/1585173529/DTES_Covid_19.pdf?1585173529/

Description: Open letter from the president of the VDLC addressed to the BC Premier, BC Minister of Labour and to Vancouver's Mayor calling for a set of better conditions and COVID-19 guidelines for DTES workers.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Safety Sisterhood Sanctuary : 2020 Summer Newsletter

URL: https://dewc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Newsletter-Summer-2020-Web.pdf

Description: Online newsletter detailing DEWC's response to COVID-19, as well as other news related to women's issues living in Vancouver's DTES.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: COVID-19 in the SROs

URL: https://dtescollaborative.org/2020/03/13/covid-19-in-the-sros/

Description: Information brochure targetted at residents of DTES living in Single Room Occupancy, meant to help them stay informed about the then-rising COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Welcome to the Neighbourhood House

URL: https://dtesnhouse.ca/?p=2491

Description: Home page of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House, which provides a space for community members on the DTES and fosters an improved quality of life.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: DTES Response – Fundraising & Community Network Support

URL: https://dtesresponse.ca/

Description: DTES Response is a coordinated effort comprised of organizations in the DTES to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure this threat does not disproportionately affect the most vulnerable in the community.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Dept of Deathspiral Studies – digital barfings courtesy of the free futures society

URL: https://free-futures-society.org/

Description: Personal website of Karen Ward, community organizer in working in Vancouver's DTES. The website contains articles and views about the current issues affecting the DTES community.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Welcome page - La Boussole

URL: https://lbv.ca/

Description: La Boussole is a non-profit organization acting as a community and social center located in Vancouver that caters to Francophones in need. Through the provision of Francophone social and community programs and, La Boussole strives to meet the needs of its members and to facilitate social integration. La Boussole is the only Francophone non-profit organization with this mission based in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Downtown Eastside supported through skills training, employment | BC Gov News

URL: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020AEST0026-000946/

Description: News release by the provincial government of British Columbia announcing a grant of $200,000 from the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement in support of skills training and employment.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: COVID-19 DTES and Vulnerable Persons Response Update

URL: https://pacificaidsnetwork.org/files/2020/03/UpdateCityVancouver-DTES-Response2020-03-22.pdf

Description: An update from the City of Vancouver, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and BC Housing which identifies and implements immediate measures to help protect people who are experiencing homelessness, living inSROs, and in the DTES.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Park Board Special Meeting Agenda - July 13, 2020 | City of Vancouver

URL: https://parkboardmeetings.vancouver.ca/2020/20200713/index.htm

Description: Special meeting called by Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to receive a staff presentation and heard from 55 speakers

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Subject:   Homelessness

Title: Government and Grassroot Initiatives Support the DTES During COVID-19

URL: https://runnermag.ca/2020/04/government-and-grassroot-initiatives-support-the-dtes-during-covid-19/

Description: News article in The Runner detailing new initiatives initiated by government and grassroots organizations which prioritize care for unhoused people living on the DTES.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Homelessness Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

URL: https://sica-usa.org/news/coronavirus-murals-in-vancouver-bc/

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Title: COVID-19 COmmunity Resources | Sneezes + Diseases

URL: https://sneezesdiseases.com/covid-19-community-resources/

Description: Resource page by VCH's Communicable Disease Control division, providing COVID-19 information and resources for community partners who work with vulnerable populations (homeless and under-housed people, and people with complex care and/or MHSU needs).

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Drug utilization Homelessness

Title: Duplicate of row 46 both saved in Archive-it

URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/03/20/Downtown-Eastside-Ticking-Time-Tomb-Coronavirus-COVID19/

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Title: Duplicate of row 46 both saved in Archive-it

URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/03/20/Downtown-Eastside-Ticking-Time-Tomb-Coronavirus-COVID19/

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Title: Drugs Were Already Poisoned: Now COVID-19 Adds a New Threat | The Tyee

URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/03/24/Drugs-COVID19-Coronavirus-Poisoned-Downtown-Eastside-Consumption/?_cldee=YW5nZWxhLndlbHpAZ21haWwuY29t/

Description: The restrictions brought on by COVID-19 have made operating safe injection sites in the DTES more difficult. Organizations such as the Overdose Prevention Society are raising funds in order to continue operations for DTES residents who are using drugs.

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Subject:   Drug utilization Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Official Silence on COVID-19 Case in Downtown Eastside Fuelling Fears | The Tyee

URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/03/31/Silence-DTES-Covid-Fears/

Description: During the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 2020, frontline workers and residents in the Downtown Eastside are concerned about health officials’ silence about COVID-19 cases in their community, which is contributing to misinformation, confusion and fear and hurting prevention efforts.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: COVID-19 Has Rats on the Move | The Tyee

URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/04/22/COVID-Rats/

Description: With restaurant and catering business slowing down due to COVID-19, urban rats have begun looking for other sources of food, becoming an even larger health hazard for individuals experiencing homelessness.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness

Title: Women’s Shelters, Transition Houses Scrambling to Cope with COVID-19 | The Tyee

URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/04/22/COVID-Womens-Shelters/

Description: Article in The Tyee detailing the effect of COVID-19 on women's shelters in Vancouver's DTES.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Overdose Deaths Surge as BC Celebrates Virus Success

URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/06/12/Overdose-Deaths-Surge-BC-Virus-Success/

Description: Article in The Tyee reporting on the increase of overdose deaths in BC caused by fentanyl as the province's public health authorities maintian focus on the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   Drugs--Overdose COVID-19 (Disease) British Columbia

Title: Tent Cities Aren’t Going Away. Why Not Provide Sanctioned Sites? | The Tyee

URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/08/07/Tent-Cities-Sanctioned-Sites/

Description: News article in documenting the issue of tent cities in Strathcona Park and Vancouver in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, proposing sanctioned sites as opposed to camping in parks.

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Subject:   Homelessness Strathcona (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2021/01/06/COVID-19-Holds-Steady-DTES/

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URL: https://thetyee.ca/News/2021/01/29/COVID-19-Vaccination-DTES/

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Title: Without Safe Supply, Moving Homeless People into Hotels Could Kill | The Tyee

URL: https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2020/04/29/Safe-Supply-Hotels-Homeless/

Description: Article in The Tyee reporting on the recent government efforts to house individuals in Victoria and Vancouver living in tent cities into temporary accomodations in hotels and community centers. The article argues that without a coordinated approach and safe supply of drugs, there will be an increase in overdoses.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: COVID-19 Resources | Toward the Heart

URL: https://towardtheheart.com/covid-19-resources/

Description: This page is a comprehensive list of resources related to COVID-19 in the context of the overdose epidemic in BC.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Harm reduction

Title: Free and low cost food services

URL: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/emergency-meal-program-map.pdf

Description: A resource offered by the City of Vancouver containing a list of food banks and low cost food sources, as well as a map of their location within the city.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Food banks

Title: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Within Vancouver

URL: https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/covid-19-coronavirus-within-vancouver.aspx

Description: City of Vancouver's resource page containing information on updates and the city's response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: COVID-19: Free smartphones connect vulnerable with health resources | Vancouver Sun

URL: https://vancouversun.com/health/local-health/covid-19-free-smartphones-connect-vulnerable-with-health-resources/

Description: News article reporting on a provincial government initiative to distribute smartphones to vulnerable individuals living on the DTES in order to facilitate better access to information during the pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Homelessness Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Homeless vulnerable to COVID-19 need help from governments: advocates | Vancouver Sun

URL: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/homeless-vulnerable-to-covid-19-need-help-from-governments-advocates/

Description: Homeless people staying in close quarters at shelters, tent cities and warming centres are especially at risk for COVID-19, according to community advocates who are working to ensure hand-washing stations and clean bathrooms are available in Vancouver.

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Subject:   Homelessness COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Vancouver's Gastown residents besieged by homeless on their doorstep | Vancouver Sun

URL: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/its-gotten-worse-and-worse-gastown-residents-besieged-by-homelessness-on-their-doorstep/wcm/68195ac3-2897-44de-bd03-d965bb4b3d15/

Description: Vancouver Sun article detailing the increasingly worsening problem of homelessness on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Vancouver : Vital community facilities reopen in DTES and Downtown | Indo-Canadian Voice

URL: https://voiceonline.com/vancouver-vital-community-facilities-reopen-in-dtes-and-downtown/

Description: News article recording the reopening of community facilities in Vancouver's DTES following the initial province-wide COVID-19 lockdown.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Homelessness Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: When crises collide: COVID-19 and overdose in the Downtown Eastside - Faculty of Arts

URL: https://www.arts.ubc.ca/news/when-crises-collide-covid-19-and-overdose-in-the-downtown-eastside/

Description: In March 2020, the B.C. government declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. But in the Downtown Eastside, the novel coronavirus has amplified an existing public health emergency: the overdose crisis, which has claimed more than 4,700 lives in B.C. in the last four years.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Drug utilization Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Duplicate of row 41 both have been saved in Archive-it

URL: https://www.bccsu.ca/covid-19/

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Title: Duplicate of row 41 both have been saved in Archive-it

URL: https://www.bccsu.ca/covid-19/

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Title: Housing Sector Updates : COVID-19

URL: https://www.bchousing.org/COVID-19

Description: Resource page developed by BC Housing, partnership with the Province of BC, BC's health authorities, the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and other partners to monitor COVID-19.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Housing British Columbia

Title: Search Results: Covid

URL: https://www.bchousing.org/search#stq=Covid%20&stp/

Description: Search results page on the BC Housing website containing all content produced with the term "Covid".

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Subject:   Housing COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: 8 Organizations Supporting Women* During COVID-19 – BC Women's Health Foundation

URL: https://www.bcwomensfoundation.org/8-organizations-supporting-women-during-covid-19/

Description: A resource page hosted by the BC Women's Health Foundation listing a number of organizations in support of women in BC during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) British Columbia

Title: Blog - Binners' Project

URL: https://www.binnersproject.org/blog/archives/03-2020/

Description: Blog section of the Binners' Project website, where news and other updates is shared for members, donors and partners of the organization.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Letter to Minister Shane Simpson re COVID-19 Support

URL: https://www.binnersproject.org/uploads/3/8/7/1/38714015/letter_to_minister_shane_simpson_re_covid-19_supports.pdf

Description: The Binners’ Project is a group of waste-pickers aided by support staff dedicated to improving their economic opportunities, and reducing the stigma they face as informal recyclable collectors. In this letter, addressed to Provincial Minister Shane Simpson, the organization is advocating to the Provincial Government for better economic protection for its volunteer binners.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Hotels for Oppenheimer Park residents - Cambie Report

URL: https://www.cambiereport.ca/hotels-for-oppenheimer-park-residents/

Description: Interview conducted by Ian Busfield with City of Vancouver Councillor Jean Swanson, discussing hte BC Government decision to move residents camped in Oppenheimer Park to temporary accommodations in hotel rooms and community centres.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness

Title: Duplicate of row 52 both saved in Archive-it

URL: https://www.cambiereport.ca/state-of-emergency-veterans/

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Title: Duplicate of row 52 both saved in Archive-it

URL: https://www.cambiereport.ca/state-of-emergency-veterans/

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Title: Guidance for providers of services for people experiencing homelessness (in the context of COVID-19) - Canada.ca

URL: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/guidance-documents/homelessness.html/

Description: Resource page developed by the Government of Canada containing recommendations are for the providers of services for people experiencing homelessness (including overnight emergency shelters, day shelters, and meal service providers) in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Homelessness

Title: B.C. enacts order to move tent city residents into hotels amid COVID-19 pandemic | CBC News

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-enacts-order-to-move-tent-city-residents-into-hotels-amid-covid-19-pandemic-1.5545146/

Description: In April 2020, B.C. has enacted a public safety order to move homeless people living in tent city encampments into hotels in Vancouver and Victoria during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: People who need addiction services feel 'abandoned' during pandemic | CBC News

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/people-addictions-feeling-abandoned-during-pandemic-1.5527756/

Description: Article reporting on health officials' increasing worry about the lack of services and resources for people in BC who are using drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   Drug utilization COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: B.C. giving 3,500 smartphones to people on the street for COVID-19 information, connectivity

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/smartphones-aid-access-for-vulnerable-1.5566195

Description: News article reporting on a provincial government initiative to distribute smartphones to vulnerable individuals living on the DTES in order to facilitate better access to information during the pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Homelessness Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: 60-room care facility unveiled in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside as area braces for COVID-19 | CBC News

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-downtown-eastside-coronavirus-covid-19-care-facility-1.5524334/

Description: CBC News report on a 60-room COVID-19 care facility created in Vancouver's DTES, in a pre-emptive strike to stop the spread of the coronavirus among the city's poorest residents.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness

Title: Safe supply of drugs for DTES residents given green light, says Vancouver | CBC News

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-dtes-residents-covid-march-26-1.5511149/

Description: Article reporting on the federal government giving the green light for a safe supply of drugs for Vancouver's Downtown Eastside residents in light of the COVID-19 crisis, according to Mayor Kennedy Stewart.

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Subject:   Drug utilization Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Vancouver hotels being used for homeless should be bought by government, advocates say | CBC News

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-homeless-hotels-bc-government-covid-19-coronavirus-1.5549370/

Description: CBC News article detailing the efforts of the BC provincial government to find housing for individuals living on the DTES. DTES advocates respond by urging government to find more permanent solutions to the community's housing crisis.

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: City of Vancouver to provide cleaning and meals to Downtown Eastside SROs to slow COVID-19 | CBC News

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-mayor-covid-response-cleaning-meals-dtes-1.5521008

Description: CBC News report on City of Vancouver's efforts in providing regular cleaning and meal delivery to residents at 21 single-room occupancy hotels on the Downtown Eastside.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Vancouver shuts down DTES street market to the dismay of organizers | CBC News

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-shut-down-dtes-street-market-dismay-organizers-1.5504901/

Description: CBC News article reporting on the City of Vancouver's first steps to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic - part of that response was the closing of the DTES street market.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness

Title: Petition · Strathcona Residents Against Tax Evasion in Support of KT Camp · Change.org

URL: https://www.change.org/p/city-of-vancouver-strathcona-residents-against-tax-evasion-in-support-of-kt-camp/

Description: Petition calling for help to the homeless and low-income individuals currently occupying the KT Camp at Strathcona Park, through more involvement of local authorities and, as the petitioner maintains, through eliminating tax evasion by private property owners in Strathcona.

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Subject:   Homelessness Strathcona (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Petition · Prioritize a COVID-19 Protection Plan for the Homeless · Change.org

URL: https://www.change.org/p/department-of-health-canada-and-city-of-vancouver-prioritize-a-covid-19-protection-plan-for-the-homeless/

Description: A petition started by a local community organization addressed to various health authorities, community organizations and local government, urging action to find housing for the DTES residents experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness

Title: Homepage : Caring for Community & Culture

URL: https://www.chinatownfoundation.org/

Description: Homepage of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, a registered charity founded in 2011 to honour a culture and community established in Vancouver more than 100 years ago. The organization is characterized by a spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and a passion to help the revitalization of Chinatown, one of Canada’s most iconic neighborhoods and the historic heart of Vancouver.

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Subject:   Community organization Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Petition: House the Homeless in Hotels NOw!

URL: https://www.copevancouver.ca/house_the_homeless_in_hotels_now?sp_ref=627720091.392.205277.t.0.2

Description: Petion started by City Counciller Jean Swanson to house homeless in hotels during the COVID-19 crisis

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Subject:   Homelessness Housing

Title: COVID-19 Harm Reduction Resources - Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

URL: https://www.drugpolicy.ca/covid-19-harm-reduction-resources/

Description: Resource created by the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition to document the relationship and effects of COVID-19 and homelessness epidemics.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Drug utilization

Title: Open Letter: Urgent action required to ensure the equitable application of public health protections to

URL: https://www.drugpolicy.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Open-LT-Premier-from-Peers-April-9-2020.pdf

Description: Open letter with multiple community representatives as signatories, addressed to the BC Premier, the Provincial Health Officer and other government representatives, calling for urgent government action in ensuring better health protections for BC's vulnerable groups.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Drug utilization Homelessness

Title: Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House Covid-19 Statement — Downtown East Side Neighbourhood House - Vancouver BC

URL: https://www.dtesnhouse.ca/news-updates/covid-fundraiser/

Description: Announcement regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the services offered by DENH, as well as their plans to overcome said difficulties.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

URL: https://www.facebook.com/291140993113/videos/326113778732152/

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Title: Covid-19 Emergency Funds for DTES

URL: https://www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-emergency-funds-for-dtes/

Description: Fund raising campaign created as a response to the spread of COVID-19 in the vulnerable community of Vancouver's Downtown-Eastside. The raised funds have been used to provide meals, snacks, hydration and PPE for DTES unhoused community, firekeepers, infrastructure and other core needs at the new tent city in Strathcona Park.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Fund raising Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Homepage - hua foundation

URL: https://www.huafoundation.org/

Description: Hua Foundation is a youth empowerment non-profit working on racial equity and civic engagement issues on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territory known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our mission is to empower youth in the Asian diaspora to fully participate in advancing social change through exploring our racialized identities and building resilience in communities.

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Subject:   Community organization Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: DTES community groups organize response to COVID-19 | Inside the Jar

URL: https://www.insidethejar.com/dtes-community-groups-organize-response-to-covid-19/

Description: Article detailing the efforts of a set of organizations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside which have mobilized to support vulnerable members of the community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: URGENT COVID-19 resources needed in DTES - Jenny Kwan, MP

URL: https://www.jennykwanndp.ca/urgent_covid_19_resources_needed_in_dtes/

Description: Open letter from Jenny Kwan, Canadian MP for the Vancouver East riding, written on March 19, 2020, addressed to both the federal and provincial ministers of health in which the MP urges an urgent and quick response to the COVID-19 situation developing on Vancouver's Downtown-Eastside.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: duplicate of row 48 both have been saved in Archive-it

URL: https://www.macleans.ca/society/health/a-safe-supply-for-drug-users-may-be-the-only-way-to-head-off-an-even-greater-coronavirus-tragedy/

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Title: duplicate of row 48 both have been saved in Archive-it

URL: https://www.macleans.ca/society/health/a-safe-supply-for-drug-users-may-be-the-only-way-to-head-off-an-even-greater-coronavirus-tragedy/

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URL: https://www.overdosecommunity.ca/post/covid-vaccines-for-dtes-residents-feb-12th

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Title: Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism

URL: https://www.redbraid.org/2020/

Description: Homepage of the Red Braid alliance, containing news and resources for homeless and community activists in Metro Vancouver and BC.

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Subject:   Homelessness COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Q&A about Red Braid and the Stewart Squat – Red Braid

URL: https://www.redbraid.org/2020/04/28/qa-stewart-squat/?fbclid=IwAR3M4ad9OUmYuvNeH9kTzsC01MlUekF3AVfmQ0VOt_DthzqdoOYhjdr1zQo/

Description: An update published by the Red Braid Alliance detailing the responses and feedback the organization had received in April 2020 with regard to the earlier Stewart Squat event. The update answers community concerns in the form of a written Q & A.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Homelessness Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Coronavirus: Grocery project comes to rescue of Vancouver’s Chinatown elders, alone and scared to go out for food | South China Morning Post

URL: https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/3078029/coronavirus-grocery-project-comes-rescue-vancouvers/

Description: Article published in April 2020 reporting the success of a charity scheme to help Chinese elders who are suffering from ‘high anxiety about having to go out’ amid the pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Powell Street Festival's successful telethon for Downtown Eastside meal program raises over $60,000 | Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly

URL: https://www.straight.com/arts/powell-street-festivals-successful-fundraising-effort-for-downtown-eastside-meal-program-raises/

Description: A fundraising effort by the 44th annual Powell Street Festival raised more than $60,000. The program will become a part of the DTES Community Kitchen Network, which was revived as part of the neighbourhood’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: COVID-19: Open letter from DTES frontline workers to Horgan, Dix, Henry, Daly, Stewart, and Darcy—we need more, now | Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly

URL: https://www.straight.com/covid-19-pandemic/open-letter-from-dtes-frontline-workers/

Description: Open letter from gues contributor in the Georgia Straight, addressed to representatives of the BC Provincial government, calling for urgent actions in order to address the dual health crises affecting the DTES community: drug addiction and COVID-19

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Subject:   Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Drug utilization COVID-19 (Disease)

Title: Poverty advocates call for protection of vulnerable amid COVID-19 pandemic - The Globe and Mail

URL: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/alberta/article-poverty-advocates-call-for-protection-of-vulnerable-amid-covid-1/

Description: Article in the Globe and Mail detailing poverty advocates' concerns about the rising risk of COVID-19 in March 2020 among the vulnerable individuals living in the DTES.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Homelessness Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: FNLC Offers Condolences in the Death of Infant in the Downtown Eastside

URL: https://www.ubcic.bc.ca/fnlc_offers_condolences_in_the_death_of_infant_in_the_downtown_eastside/

Description: Public statement released by the FNLC expressing condolonces to the loss of an infant in the DTES as a result of improper use of Port-a-Potties. The leadership asks that these be removed and replaced with trailer-style washrooms that would offer better staff monitoring and increased sanitation.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: OPEN LETTER: Immediate and Sustained Measures to Protect Vulnerable Communities in the DTES from COVID-19 Transmission

URL: https://www.ubcic.bc.ca/open_letter_immediate_and_sustained_measures_to_protect_vulnerable_communities_in_the_dtes_from_covid_19_transmission/

Description: Open letter from local First Nations chiefs addressed to Premier John Horgan and other provincial government officials urging for an immediate government action towards protecting vulnerable individuals in the DTES from COVID-19 transmission.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease) Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.)

Title: Keeping Our Homeless Safe From COVID-19 | Union Gospel Mission

URL: https://www.ugm.ca/covid-19-pandemic/

Description: Update by Union Gospel Mission detailing its response to the Covid-19 pandemic within the DTES community the over the spring and summer of 2020. The page contains an option fo donating towards UGM's continued response.

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Subject:   COVID-19 (Disease)--Religious aspects Downtown-Eastside (Vancouver, B.C.) Homelessness

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