About aceh

our mission:

To lovingly provide culturally supportive, affordable housing and services that end Aboriginal homelessness on Vancouver Island.

The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society (ACEH) is a non-profit and registered charitable organization whose sole focus is to support Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness. The work of the ACEH is centered on the voices of Aboriginal peoples who have shared their immediate needs, lived experiences, and perspectives on solutions. Through building partnerships locally and island-wide, the ACEH works to identify and address systemic and structural barriers, share information, resources, and lessons learned, while also providing cultural supports, connections, and housing stability. The role of the ACEH is critical because there is not another Indigenous led organization on Vancouver Island that has ending Indigenous homelessness as its sole focus. The ACEH has a vision to lead long-term systemic change to better meet the needs of our people living away from home and experiencing homelessness.

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“The water,
I left it all out on the water, I didn’t bring anything back with me”

our team

we are all one.

Our Way is to care for all our people, from the youngest to the oldest. We are all one. Some of our people living away from home are suffering, isolated and homeless. We stand together to end homelessness.

Administrators

Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi
Executive Director

Coreen Child
Associate Director

Brielyn Ramsey
Director of Operations, Program Development & HR

Management

Monique Huber
Indigenous Street Community Advocate

Shannon Campbell
Housing Transition Advocate

Wilhemena Harry

Spaken House Manager

Kate Mitchell

Human Resources Manager

Nikki Wilkinson

Decolonized Practices & Mental Health Programming Manager

Courtney Lamb
Project Manager and Executive Assistant

Cultural Support

Aunty Glo
Elder Mentor

Support Staff

Amy Peters
Human Resources Assistant

Lorayne Newton
Office Assistant

Tamara Allen

Safety Coordinator

Simone VanKerrebroeck

Executive Assistant to Coreen Child

Research

Julia O’Quinn
Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework Research Coordinator

Caolan Barr

Research Analyst

Lehran Young

Research Analyst

governance

The ACEH is governed by Indigenous peoples with representation from local organizations and Friendship Centres across Vancouver Island, Metis Nation BC, as well as representatives from each of the three Tribal Groups on the Island: Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth, and Kwakwakw’wakw. The Board of Directors provides leadership and strategic direction necessary to end homelessness within the Aboriginal population on Vancouver Island: to ensure that adequate resources are in place to achieve the strategy; to ensure that operational plans and budgets are implemented that achieve the strategy; and to provide timely communications to the community on progress in ending Aboriginal homelessness.
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we gratefully acknowledge our funders

We acknowledge our work is taking place on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen speaking people of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.