Bring on 2022... we've got plans

Megaphone is building on the momentum of our successes this year to create even more opportunities for people with lived experience of poverty
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You can help close Vancouver's SRO rental loophole

VIEWPOINTS: Wendy Pedersen of the Downtown Eastside SRO Collaborative says that introducing vacancy control for the most low-income tenants in order to prevent homelessness is the least we can do.
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Fall Books: What to read now that the rain's come

From fantasy, to non-fiction, to Indigenous-penned prose, indie booksellers offer up their top picks for the cozy season.
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The Fight at Fairy Creek

Conflicts over old-growth logging at Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island highlight issues of Indigenous sovereignty, destructive resource extraction and the fate of future generations.
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The extraordinary power of our ordinary lives

We need to hear stories—they are magical and reawaken our sense of the greater dimensions of existence David Cooper photo: Priscillia Mays Tait laughs with the late Haida elder Woody Morrison during a photo shoot for the 2017 Heart of the City Festival. Tait performs in this year's festival as...
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Climate change is here and hurting the most vulnerable

Megaphone vendors are showing support for one another through the extreme heat
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The question is...

What is the Community Research Ethics Workshop?
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Lytton memories

Megaphone vendor Peter Thompson offers prayers for the people of a vibrant, happy town devastated by wildfire
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Empowerment gets its platform

Work from authentic storytellers — from transmasculine writers and actors, to queer women of colour directors — shines on screen at this year’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival
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The truth must be told

Megaphone storyteller Eva Takakanew says during this time of deep sorrow for Indigenous Peoples, she hopes today's leaders follow the example of her great-grandfather Chief Poundmaker by taking action with courage and wisdom. File photo.
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RIP Spike - A Voice for All

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Happy Earth Day

Today we are featuring an article published in the April 2020 edition of Megaphone Magazine about Greta Thunberg and how other youth activist groups, like Sustainabiliteens, in Vancouver are leading climate change.  As Within, So Without Story by Maddi DellplainPhotos by Liam Hill-Alan When it comes to finally waking up to...
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Flipback Friday: February 2021: Crazy About You!

LOUISE BOILEVIN + SUZANNE KILROY/HUCULAK + SEKANI DAKELTH Story and photos by Michelle Gamage Originally published in the February 2021 Megaphone issue Friends for More Than 14 Years The three women “hallo” to one another as they meet up in the food court of International Village Mall, better known as “Tinseltown.”...
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A significant change

Vendor Rodney McNeely stays positive while facing new challenges. Megaphone file photo.
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To fall in love ... buy this

Hope in Shadows offers an intimate glimpse into the personal thoughts, memories, struggles, and joys of perfect strangers. You'll never look at them the same way again. 
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It's all about give and take

From a working logger to a concerned grandfather, Peter Thompson reflects on earning a living from the land while preserving the environment for the future. Megaphone file photo.
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Art has the power to change things

Artist and graphic novelist Sean Karemaker (above) has created a mural based on a poem written by late Megaphone vendor Ron McGrath (pictured below). Karemaker wants to encourage more people to talk openly about homelessness and poverty. Melanie Graham-Orr Photography.
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A love letter to Oppenheimer Park

Director's Corner: Oppenheimer Park was—and is—home to a defiant refusal of the erasure of community.
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In the garden by the sea

When it comes to creative writing, longtime Vancouver Megaphone vendor and musician Bernie Bouzane doesn't miss a beat. Megaphone file photo.
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My dad

Each month, Megaphone features an image chosen as a Top 30 finalist in our annual Hope in Shadows photo contest.The winning 13 photos are published in the 2020 Hope in Shadows calendar, on sale now in Vancouver and Victoria.
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