Topic: Community

Shine A Light 2023

We are delighted to launch Shine a Light on Youth Homelessness for its sixth year. Our popular Silk Road “12 Days of Tea” tea boxes are available once again for the price of just $20, and we are so grateful for Silk Road’s ongoing support. Daniela Cubelic, the owner and Tea Master of Silk Road says, “When we work together, it can add up to something meaningful. Knowing that, we’re proud to continue our part in Shine a Light.”

This year, Threshold has broadened the campaign, adding Cowichan Valley-based Crowfoot Collective to their list of partners. Providing a deeply local and elegent 3” beeswax pillar candle to the campaign – the beeswax comes from island bees pollinating island flowers – co-owners Claire and Lawrence Crowfoot said, “youth homelessness is a cause close to our hearts. We believe in the importance of what Threshold is doing, and we are excited to be part of Shine a Light.”

The over-representation of Indigenous youth amongst youth experiencing homelessness, they comprised 40% of Threshold applicants last year, means that partnering with Indigenous businesses is important to Threshold. Executive Director Colin Tessier stated that “Shine a Light is our biggest campaign of the year, and it needs to reflect our position in the community and our commitment to supporting Indigenous youth, communities, organizations, and businesses.”

In addition to local supplier partners, Threshold has focused on local retail partners for Shine a Light. We are excited and grateful for the growing partnerships with local businesses to raise funds for at-risk youth.

Check the growing list of partners below.
Please support our local Shine a Light retailers

Join us for Do the Loop 2023

The 3rd Annual Do the Loop is back. The campaign runs from August 1 to September 23, 2023, with participants getting out to ride, run, walk, roll, and move – for youth.

This year, funds raised by Do the Loop participants will support the Family and Natural Support program, Threshold’s innovative prevention program for youth at risk of homelessness.

We are grateful once again for the generous support of the JAYMAC II fund through the Victoria Foundation for their matching gift of $20,000. That’s right – the first $20,000 raised will be matched dollar for dollar.

Learn all the details on our Do the Loop page, or skip right over to Race Roster to register or donate.

Safe at Home with Pride – parade sign up

Safe at Home with Pride, running from June 1 – July 15, is one of the most significant campaigns in the Threshold year. With youth on the sexual orientation and gender identity spectrums massively over-represented in youth homelessness, Pride season is a prime opportunity for Threshold to show the community and our youth that we create safe spaces, that they belong, and that we celebrate them.

New Director supports growth at Threshold Housing

Threshold Housing is delighted to welcome Angela McNulty-Buell to the newly-created role of Director of Housing and Support Services. McNulty-Buell has deep roots in the housing and homelessness sector on Vancouver Island, with more than two decades of work in youth support, housing creation and management, support services, and program development at every level from front-line support to strategic leadership. She is also deeply trained in leadership, including being a certified facilitator of Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead training, and will lead the Housing and Program teams at Threshold.  


Join Threshold Housing Society for a Shine a Light on Youth Winter Carnival in Bastion Square on December 1st, 2018 from 1:30pm-4:30pm. There will be live music, hot chocolate, Santa Claus, a Tree Lighting and Christmas themed activities for your family to enjoy! All in support of helping vulnerable youth in our community.

Thank you Cordova Bay Golf Club

We want to give Cordova Bay Golf Club a shoutout for choosing Threshold Housing as their charity of choice for this golf season! Thank you so much for thinking of us. #WeLoveOurCommmunity #YouthMatter


We want to thank the fantastic team at SaaSquatch for holding an incredible event called ‘Cutthroat Gaming’ on Friday March 23 in support of Threshold Housing! We are so grateful for the excitement and enthusiasm everyone shared at the event for supporting our community. If you want to read more about the Cutthroat Gaming event click here. Thank you so much SaaSquatch for choosing Threshold Housing as your charity of choice! #WeLoveOurCommunity #YouthMatter


Emergency Preparedness

Recently as many of us are aware our region has been shaken up with tsunami warnings and  earthquakes. Here at Threshold we want to be prepared and our dream is to have an emergency kit for each of our houses and enough to cover all the youth in the program. Not only do we see the importance of having our youth prepared but as well as our community. To do this, we are fundraising for the proceeds to cover the costs of the kits for our youth.

We have partnered with Get My Kit for our community members be able to purchase kits for a discounted rate. All you need to do is go to GetMyKit.Ca and use the coupon code: Threshold. And the discount proceeds come to Threshold Housing, which means we will be able to cover the costs of kits for the youth in our program.

All we need to do is sell 80 kits to be able to cover the costs of kits for our program. We urge our community to spread the word, whether it is in person, email, social media, or over telephone. Please let your friends and family know that between today and March 7th they can go onto the website to get a kit at a discounted rate!

White Knight Painting Contest

Thanks to all of your support we are the top 3 finalists in the White Knight Painting contest! We are so close to having our office painted and creating a space that will motivate youth to drop by for programming. Our office not only serves a purpose for our staff members but it is a space that we encourage youth to come into to work on and accomplish their goals. It is difficult to give youth a warm welcome with a cold and uninviting office to come into. It is not too late to continue letting White Knight Painting know why they should choose Threshold Housing.

If you would like to see the other two top finalists in the White Knight Painting contest click here.  We do understand how difficult this is going to be for White Knight Painting to choose as the other two finalists are very deserving as well!

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Happy New Year!

Our team at Threshold Housing wants to thank our community for the support we received in 2017. We want to thank all the people who helped us with our Shine a Light on Youth campaign during the months of November and December. From generous donors to all the individuals who showed up on event day and helped us make it a special day!  We have posted photos from the Shine a Light on Youth event on November 25th when we lit up the tree in Bastion Square on our social media accounts. (Photos are also posted at the end of this post)

For daily updates please follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages @THSVic.

We also want to thank the businesses and organizations in our community who helped us create more opportunities for youth in 2017. With the help of these businesses we are able to offer youth programming that is based off their interests. This allows youth to feel empowered and motivated to succeed. We also could not do this work without the fundraisers that are held for us. Thank you to the organizers of these events as well as the people who continuously support us by attending these events. We were also able to make the holidays special for the youth in 2017 with the help from generous community members and Coast Capital Savings. We are not able to make Threshold a home for youth without the support from our community. We truly believe it takes a village.