Time for a Financial Checkup: November is Financial Literacy Month

by | POSTED: Oct 31, 2022

Participant who took part in financial literacy programs

November is Financial Literacy Month (FLM). It’s the time of year when Canadians are encouraged to do a financial checkup..

Seeing FASD Through A Strengths-Based Lens

by | POSTED: Sep 08, 2022

When we hear about FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) we often hear about the challenges and negative impacts on society..

Houselessness and Injuries: Using the Data to Improve our Services

by | POSTED: Aug 12, 2022

At Bissell Centre, our mission is to end poverty and houselessness in the community. In order to achieve this we.

Bill’s Story – Finding a Fresh Start

by | POSTED: Apr 12, 2022

Photo of Bill, a Bissell participant and staff

My name is Bill and I received a second chance at life after finding out about Bissell and the supports.

Community Bridge and homelessness prevention.

by | POSTED: Apr 01, 2022

People working together on computer to deal with finances

We’re all seeing the news record-high utility costs, record-high inflation. To many of us, these headlines will cause some discomfort.

Women Are…

by | POSTED: Mar 08, 2022

International Womens Day graphic

Women are persevering. Women are still making less than men per hour. Women are community builders. Women are strong. Women.

Tipinawâw – 24/7 Emergency Accommodation Amid COVID-19

by | POSTED: Jun 10, 2021

Photo of group of people in emergency accommodation during Covid

In the fall of 2021, cold winter weather was looming, and there was reduced shelter capacity in the local sector.

National Volunteer Week Feature: Meet Saroj Saher

by | POSTED: Apr 19, 2021

Person in pink shirt and glasses smiling

Saroj Saher has volunteered with Bissell for an astounding 30 years and has seen Bissell grow substantially in that time. Over the course of a phone conversation,.

Chance’s Story of Hope

by | POSTED: Mar 19, 2021

Chance in his room in Hope Terrace

My name is Chance. I’m 25 years old and live at Hope Terrace, a permanent supportive home that is run.

From Grief to Hope: David’s Story

by | POSTED: Dec 11, 2020


My name is David and the holidays are a lonely time for me. You see, I lost my entire family.

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