• Outreach Housing Team

    The sole purpose of the Outreach Housing Team is to locate, engage, and house people who are homeless. Consisting of seven outreach workers, the team will work in under-serviced and unreached areas of the city where homeless people congregate.

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  • Housing Services

    Being homeless means seldom being safe, both on the streets and in shelters. There are few safe spaces for the homeless.   We believe that everyone deserves to have a safe place to call home. Our range of housing services includes our Homeless to Homes, Community Bridge and our Outreach Housing Team.

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  • Employment Services

    Workforce Development Program
    For more than 30 years, you have supported Employment Services by employing individuals working their way out of homelessness & poverty. Sadly, Bissell Centre’s Casual Labour program is ending on June 30. While we’re sad to lose this vital program, we are happy to be offering a new robust training program for Bissell Centre participants called Workforce Development. Keep reading to learn more about this program’s schedules and the topics that will be covered.

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  • Mental Health Services

    Our Mental Health support staff work with individuals who have mental health concerns, and often concurrent addictions issues, who do not have appropriate supports to address their daily living needs. mental health services staff help people to function successfully in the community by reducing the barriers involved in meeting their economic, social and personal needs.

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  • Permanent Supportive Housing for Adults with FASD

    Bissell Centre provides permanent supportive housing for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). This is the first such facility in Canada that offers 24 hour support services for people with FASD.

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  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum of Services

    Through community development, advocacy and intensive supports, Bissell Centre’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum of Services (FASS) program enhances the community’s awareness through education, and supports for the well-being of individuals, families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and their caregivers.

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  • Financial Empowerment Services

    Financial Empowerment Services
    Financial Empowerment is essential to improving the lives of low-income Canadians. The services we offer include:

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  • Community Bridge (Eviction Support)

    The Community Bridge is a rapid response intervention providing support to stop an eviction, disconnection or foreclosure. It is a one-time assistance program to be used as a last resort once all other options have been explored. Households working with Community Bridge need to be willing to explore with us all resources available to prevent their loss of housing.

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  • Free Tax Filing

    Filing your taxes every year is important to ensure you are receiving all the government benefits and subsidies you are eligible for. Even if you are not employed or do not have income, you still need to file your taxes. Bissell can help with free tax filing.

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