The Village

Chilliwack Community Services Society
8937 School Street, Chilliwack
Wood Frame
Youth

Terra worked with multiple stakeholders to complete this unique project which opened in December 2011.  The Village is the result of a partnership between the Province and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) to reconfigure temporary modular housing from the Whistler Athletes’ Village. The modular housing has been relocated and converted into 33 units of housing with support services.  The Village housing units are operated by two societies: Chilliwack Community Services who provides permanent and affordable housing for adults with mental health barriers in 22 units and the Creative Centre Society who provides interim housing for youth in transition in 11 units.  The project also houses the offices of the Chilliwack Community Services on the first floor, providing space for staff to support the youth residents. Additionally, it has a community kitchen, dining area, lounge and reception area.