Lookout Foundation


Business Number: 825756406RR0001

About the Lookout Foundation

The Lookout Foundation supports finances for the Lookout Housing and Health Society. Lookout is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1971 which offers a range of services and housing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to adult men and women who are destitute and require assistance. Since merging with the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC) in September 2016, Lookout has added clinical care services and wellness programs for guests and tenants challenged with mental health or addictions.

Lookout serves 15 communities across Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and on Vancouver Island: Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster, North Shore, Burnaby, Langley, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge. Victoria and Mission. Lookout Society houses more than 1,500 people each night through our shelters, transitional, supportive and affordable housing. During the winter months, we care for another individuals in our Extreme Weather Shelters. Lookout also offers health programs to support marginalized individuals coping with complex challenges including extreme poverty, mental health and substance use. 

The purpose of Lookout is to provide non-judgmental, non-sectarian services to adults who live with multiple barriers to housing, health and support services. Helping individuals help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it.  Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible independence for individuals.

What People Are Saying

"We see the opportunity to really broker strong relationships with people that may be suffering from addiction concerns, raising their self esteems and opening the opportunity for them to do other things in their life and consider other lifestyle choices"

— Shayne Wiliams, CEO, Read More

"[since opening the Abbotsford winter homeless shelter] 40 men and women have been moved into homes, while eight have found placements in substance treatment"

— Shayne Wiliams, Executive Director, Read More

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