About this project
Homelessness is a complex social issue that requires urgent attention from all levels of government, health authorities and community groups. In Burnaby, our goal is to create a community where homelessness is rare, brief and one time.
To achieve this vision, the City launched a Mayor’s Task Force on Unsheltered Community Members in June 2023.
This task force includes Councillor Maita Santiago (Chair), Mayor Mike Hurley (Vice Chair) and Councillor Daniel Tetrault (Member), elected representatives at the provincial and federal level, as well as representatives from Fraser Health, BC Housing, Burnaby RCMP, community non-profit societies and the business community.
The task force also includes representation from the unsheltered community, as well as expert consultants to guide the development of a final report with recommendations to council.
What is happening now
The Task Force held its first meeting on June 9, 2023.