March 21, 2019

Megaphone renews call for Death Review Panel in light of unprecedented increase in homeless deaths

For Immediate Release: Megaphone renews call for Death Review Panel in light of unprecedented increase in homeless deaths Vancouver, B.C. March 21, 2019 Today, in the wake of the release of BC Coroners Service data showing another unprecedented increase in the number of homeless deaths, Megaphone renewed its call for...
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March 18, 2019

Megaphone begins search for next executive director

For Immediate Release: Megaphone begins search for new executive director Monday, March 18, 2019 (Vancouver, BC) - Megaphone announced today that it has launched a search for its next executive director. Jessica Hannon, who has been at Megaphone since 2011 and executive director since 2016, will step down in summer...
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February 05, 2019

PHOTO OPP: Drug users take stage downtown for realtalk on addiction, overdose, and more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHOTO OPP: Drug users take stage downtown for realtalk on addiction, overdose, and more Tuesday, February 5 (Vancouver, B.C.) - Tomorrow a team of people with experience using drugs will be hosting a “community conversation” at UBC Robson Square to mark the official launch of Megaphone’s Speakers...
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January 23, 2019

Megaphone receives a $25,000 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant 

Press Release: Megaphone receives a $25,000 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant  VANCOUVER, BC, January 23, 2019 – Megaphone is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to develop the Megaphone and Hope and Shadows vendor program, promoting mental health through access...
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January 18, 2019

Drug users launch speakers bureau targeting organizations, businesses, and educators

Press Release: Drug users launch speakers bureau targeting organizations, businesses, and educators Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (Vancouver, BC) - A team of current and former drug users have joined forces with Megaphone Magazine to form a Speakers Bureau aimed at improving understandings and responses to addiction and overdose in the Lower...
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October 10, 2018

Low-income Photographers Share Stories through Their Own Lens

Press Release: Low-income Photographers Share Stories through Their Own Lens Vancouver, B.C. [October 10, 2018]— It's a photography project that shares the stories of homeless and low-income people through their own lens, and in its 16-year history, it has put more than one million dollars directly into the pockets of...
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April 27, 2017

Unprecedented spike in homeless deaths spurs call for Death Review Panel 

Vancouver, BC (April 26, 2017) Megaphone is calling for a Death Review Panel on homeless deaths after new data shows more people died homeless in 2015 than in any year on record. “This is a crisis on our streets that demands an emergency response,” says Jessica Hannon, Megaphone’s executive director....
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October 18, 2016

2017 Hope in Shadows calendar gets beyond the headlines of the homelessness crisis

Vancouver, B.C. — Get beyond the headlines of the homelessness crisis by picking up the 13 winning images portraying hope and joy on the streets in this year’s Hope in Shadows calendar. A heartwarming community ceremony kicked off street sales of the 14th Annual Hope in Shadows calendar this morning....
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September 15, 2016

Vancouver social enterprise launches cashless payment app to support homeless vendors

Vancouver, BC [September 15, 2016] This morning Megaphone magazine launched its brand-new cashless payment App – the first of its kind in Canada—which will now allow customers to purchase the magazine from their local homeless or low-income street vendor directly through their smartphones. As Canadians increasingly move away from carrying...
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March 29, 2016

Homeless deaths spike in British Columbia

Vancouver, BC (March 29, 2016) — At least 46 homeless people died in British Columbia in 2014—a 70 per cent increase from the year before—a new report released today by Megaphone details. Megaphone published its second report on homeless deaths in B.C., Still Dying on the Streets, which uses the...
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