Last night City Council unanimously approved our re-zoning application for 2610 Victoria Drive. Council members were extremely supportive of our initiative. Several Council members spoke about the great importance of our project and the contributions it will make towards building and supporting newcomers to this region. There were no public concerns raised or received in writing. Two local residents, including the Pastor of the Church next door to our proposed site, spoke in favor of our application.
About the Author: Chris Friesen has been the ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services for over twenty years. He is currently leading the multi-year initiative to design and build a Metro Vancouver Regional Service Centre for Refugees. In spring 2016, this 58,000sf facility will become the first of its kind in the world, bringing together a variety of community and government services and organizations to meet the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants settling in BC. Learn more about the new Welcome House.