Victoria Cool Aid Society

A new, two-phase development at 3020 Douglas St. and 584 Burnside Rd. E will accommodate 157 affordable rental units (File contributed/City of Victoria)

City of Victoria approves affordable housing project at former Tally-Ho Motel site

A development by Cool Aid will see 157 rental units, a daycare and more

A new, two-phase development at 3020 Douglas St. and 584 Burnside Rd. E will accommodate 157 affordable rental units (File contributed/City of Victoria)
James Taylor has been working with Carey Newman to perfect his carving abilities. Taylor has been an artist for 40 years, but struggled with alcholosim. Since coming to Newman’s carving site, Taylor has found more focus in his life. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Linking culture and recovery: Greater Victoria totem project matches people with master carver

The Victoria Cool Aid Society and master carver Carey Newman help artists harness their skills

James Taylor has been working with Carey Newman to perfect his carving abilities. Taylor has been an artist for 40 years, but struggled with alcholosim. Since coming to Newman’s carving site, Taylor has found more focus in his life. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Victoria Cool Aid Society has opened additional beds now that the Emergency Weather Protocol is activated. (Victoria Cool Aid Society/Facebook)
The Victoria Cool Aid Society has opened additional beds now that the Emergency Weather Protocol is activated. (Victoria Cool Aid Society/Facebook)
The Cool Aid Society’s Winter Coat Drive ends Jan. 14, 2019. (Photo courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)

Donate your gently used coat to those in need

Cool Aid’s Eleventh annual coat drive needs your gently-used donations

The Cool Aid Society’s Winter Coat Drive ends Jan. 14, 2019. (Photo courtesy Victoria Cool Aid Society)
Victoria Cool Aid Society seeks personalized Christmas gifts

Victoria Cool Aid Society seeks personalized Christmas gifts

Three shelters are participating in the Homeless Partners Christmas Wish List program

Victoria Cool Aid Society seeks personalized Christmas gifts
The Cool Aid Society’s Cedar Grove complex is due for a major renovation, but was sent back to the drawing board by the City of Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Cool Aid’s Cedar Grove plans sent back by Victoria City Council

The complex will offer a mix of 82 affordable and supportive housing units

The Cool Aid Society’s Cedar Grove complex is due for a major renovation, but was sent back to the drawing board by the City of Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix spoke at the 2018 Canada-United States Community Health Centres Summit. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

The Ministry of Health commits to focus more on community-driven health networks

Victoria hosts international Community Health Centres Summit

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix spoke at the 2018 Canada-United States Community Health Centres Summit. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Victoria’s Cool Aid Society commissioned a mural on the side of their first purpose-built building , Swift House. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s Cool Aid Society unveils mural in celebration of 50th anniversary

The mural was created by Victoria’s artist-in-residence, Luke Ramsey

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Victoria’s Cool Aid Society commissioned a mural on the side of their first purpose-built building , Swift House. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria Cool Aid Society and its partners will unveil a new mural Tuesday morning on the side of their Wharf Street building. (Photo contributed)

Victoria Cool Aid Society looks to beautify city with art

New mural to be unveiled Tuesday meant to inspire hope

Victoria Cool Aid Society and its partners will unveil a new mural Tuesday morning on the side of their Wharf Street building. (Photo contributed)
John Sherratt, manager of supportive housing for the Victoria Cool Aid Society, stands in the main floor hallway of the organization’s newest housing facility, the former Tally Ho Motel on Douglas Street. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WATCH: New residents settling in to former Tally Ho Motel

Cool Aid providing supportive housing for ex-Choices residents and others

John Sherratt, manager of supportive housing for the Victoria Cool Aid Society, stands in the main floor hallway of the organization’s newest housing facility, the former Tally Ho Motel on Douglas Street. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
The Victoria Cool Aid Society has been gradually moving residents into its new supported living facility at 3020 Douglas St., the former Tally Ho Motel. News file photo

Cool Aid’s renovated ex-hotel offers opportunities, more living space

Residents of Choices transitional home in View Royal get new digs at former Tally Ho

  • Mar 29, 2018
The Victoria Cool Aid Society has been gradually moving residents into its new supported living facility at 3020 Douglas St., the former Tally Ho Motel. News file photo