Megaphone magazine offers a fresh, human-centred, and solutions-focused perspective on our communities. Published by professional journalists and designers, Megaphone magazine focuses on stories that affirm our shared humanity, exploring issues of social justice, culture, politics, and independent arts in Vancouver and Victoria. The monthly magazine also creates spaces for people experiencing poverty and homelessness to share their stories and creativity. Vendors buy each magazine for 75 cents and sell it to customers for $2, keeping the profit from every sale.
Hope in Shadows
The Hope in Shadows calendar features photos taken by our vendors on single-use disposable cameras in an annual photography contest. The contest highlights the strength, beauty and creativity in low-income communities in Vancouver and Victoria, with a particular focus in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The annual Hope in Shadows calendar launches in October each year and is sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by Megaphone's homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy each calendar for $10 and sell them for $20, keeping the profit.
Voices of the Street
Voices of the Street is Megaphone's annual collection of poems, stories, essays and creative writing from our vendors, writing workshop participants, and other writers marginalized by poverty and homelessness. The annual literary edition highlights bold and creative writing often ignored and silenced. Voices of the Street is sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by Megaphone's homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy each book for $5 and sell them for $10, keeping the profit.
Megaphone’s Speakers Bureau, launching in the fall of 2018, is a public awareness program connecting audiences with speakers who have lived experience of addiction and overdose prevention. Our speakers offer candid reflections on their experiences navigating the world as a drug user, and speak directly to developing services that meet the needs of people who use drugs, responding to overdose, and adjusting policies and practices to be more inclusive of people who use drugs. Presentations are delivered in public events or privately hosted workshops with the support of a skilled facilitator and Megaphone staff. To learn more about booking a session for your community or workplace, contact email@example.com.