The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was formed in 2017 to mitigate issues with shelter and supportive housing projects in Burnside Gorge and have a positive impact on homelessness in the community. The purpose of the CAC is to provide the Burnside Gorge community with a mechanism to:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships amongst the community residents, the building operators, and the program partners
  • Develop and identify measurable outcomes and procedures to achieve them and articulate a framework to achieve these outcomes
  • Facilitate information sharing and dialogue to address Burnside Gorge issues in a proactive, collaborative, and responsible manner
  • Identify and resolve issues, opportunities and concerns related to building operations and other impacts on the surrounding area and/or community

The following groups and organizations are represented at the CAC table.

  • BC Housing
  • Residents of Burnside Gorge
  • Burnside Gorge business owners
  • Burnside Gorge Community Association
  • MLA Rob Fleming’s office
  • Victoria Cool Aid Society
  • Pacifica Housing
  • PHS Community Services
  • CRD
  • Victoria Police Department
  • City of Victoria
  • Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Island Health
  • Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction
  • Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions

The CAC developed a Terms of Reference to govern the committee’s make up and functioning (attached below).  Additionally, a Community Commitment  was drafted (also posted below) which outlines commitments from BC Housing and the operators of various shelters and supportive housing facilities to mitigate issues in Burnside Gorge.

Community Advisory Committee Contact Info Download PDF
Community Advisory Committee Terms of Reference Download PDF
Shelters & Supportive Housing Percentage by Neighborhood Download PDF
Shelters & Supportive Housing Projects by Neighbourhood Download PDF
BC Housing Community Commitment Download PDF