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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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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November 06, 2014

First ever report on homeless deaths in British Columbia released

Number and nature of deaths demonstrates homelessness is a life-threatening health hazard Vancouver, BC —Homelessness can be fatal, yet deaths associated with being homeless are largely preventable, according to the first ever report examining homeless deaths in British Columbia. The report, published today by Megaphone and entitled ‘Dying on the...
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June 20, 2014

Victoria’s homeless get a new opportunity to work and be heard

Megaphone publishes first issue of street paper that will be sold in Victoria by homeless and low-income vendors Victoria, B.C. [June 20, 2014]—Homeless and low-income people in Victoria have a new opportunity to earn an income while raising awareness about the issues they face every day. Vancouver’s award-winning street paper,...
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October 15, 2013

Hope in Shadows and Megaphone vendors gear up for Vancouver’s rainy season with new wet weather uniforms from Central City Foundation

The hard working vendors who sell the Hope in Shadows calendar and Megaphone magazine on the streets of Vancouver will model their new wet weather uniforms at a photo opportunity on Wednesday, October 16. Funding for the uniforms comes from Central City Foundation. The new rain jackets, umbrellas and water-resistant...
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