As Cumberland Councillor Roger Kishi notes; “Speaking with one voice is consistently emphasized by housing experts in the field of housing affordablilty & homelessness.”  In Panel 3 of the Comox Valley Housing Task Force Forum, Cumberland Resident Meaghan Cursons moderates a discussion with the following panelists on the the importance of woking together towards a common goal.


Marika Albert - Program Manger of the Poverty Prevention and Reduction Initiatives Community Social Planning Council in Victoria, BC

Henry Kamphof - Senior Manager of the Housing Secretariat for the Capital Regional District, Victoria BC

Georgette Whitehead, MSW, RSW, RCC - Executive Director of the Vancouver Island North Women’s Resource Society in Campbell River, BC

Paul Geoghegan - Homeless Outreach Worker in Campbell River, BC

Sarah Poole - Homelessness Coordinator of the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness in Parksville, BC

Renate Sutherland - Co-Chair of the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness and Executive Director of the Society of Organized Services(SOS) in Parksville, BC

Tom Duncan - Councillor for the City of Duncan