Volunteer Day at Jessica Place
In early 2014, the ‘U40’ committee of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association voted to support ENF by visiting one of its communities to provide physical labour to help with a project.
In May of that year a large team of volunteers descended on Jessica Place to do a major landscape cleanup at the property. One of the volunteers, who is also an amateur filmmaker, produced a short video. She interviewed tenants, volunteers and an ENF staff member.
We hope you enjoy this video and a big thanks to all the kind volunteers from the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association who made the day such a success!
What is Home?
In April 2013, Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society and Red Door Housing Society took part in the first Advocacy Day for affordable housing on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, organized by the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA). We were to meet with politicians to discuss the need for the federal government to once again engage itself in making accessible, affordable housing more available to all Canadians. We decided that instead of presenting endless statistics and research papers to the politicians we met with, we needed something that really got to the 'heart' of the matter---what better way than to have children explain, in their own words, what having their own room, in their own home, means to them? We hope this video touches your heart, too, and gives you some food for thought on how you can help make affordable housing a reality in Canada for all families in need.
ENF Video - Beyond These Walls
ENF made the decision to produce a video about the Society in 2005, to show at the World Urban Forum held in Vancouver in June 2006. The video was well received both at the World Urban Forum and at The Grassroots Women's International Academy, where it was also shown.
We hope you enjoy this shorter version. The Society also produced a longer version (18:10 minutes).
Both versions are available to purchase for $19.95. Please contact the Executive Director if you would like to purchase a copy.