A disproportionate number (over 31%) of chronic shelter users in Greater Victoria are Indigenous. To help change this staggering statistic, we partnered with the Greater Victoria Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) to develop videos that tell the organization’s story. Working closely with ACEH Director of Housing Development and Research, Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi and her team, we gathered stories from people surrounding ACEH to increase understanding, empathy, and support and showcase the life-changing work this underfunded, overworked organization provides. We have developed an inventory of rich, thought-provoking videos that offer insight into the struggles faced by the indigenous people in our community.
“The videos have proven critical in our ability to access funding and are used in reports, presentations and fundraisers, and we are confident they played a role in our success in obtaining financial support.” — Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi