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 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. For details, click here.
Hope in Shadows
Hope in Shadows 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. Hope in Shadows launches annually in October each year and is sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria by Megaphone's low-income vendors. Vendors buy Hope in Shadows for $10 and sell them for $20, keeping the profit. For more information, click here.
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 low-income vendors. Vendors buy each book for $5 and sell them for $10, keeping the profit. Learn more about Voices of the Street here.
Megaphone’s Speakers Bureau, presented by Central City Foundation and established in 2019, is a public awareness program connecting audiences with speakers who have lived experience of drug use and overdose prevention. Our speakers offer candid reflections on their experiences navigating the world as a drug user. Depending on audience interests and needs, they can also speak directly to developing services that meet the needs of people who use drugs, adjusting policies and practices to be more inclusive of people who use drugs, and responding to overdoses. Presentations are delivered in public events or privately hosted workshops with the support of a skilled facilitator and Megaphone staff. As the program matures, a selection of the presentations will be made available online for public use and archival purposes. For more information, click here to visit the Speakers Bureau website or contact [email protected].