West End COVID Resource List

This blog post contains information on West End resources for seniors, homeless services, food access, public toilets, and community news & connections. Words highlighted in green are links that you can click on to access further information.


The Better at Home Program helps seniors with day-to-day support from grocery shopping, friendly visits, and transportation to light housekeeping and minor home repairs.  For West End and Coal Harbour residents, the program is being facilitated through the West End Seniors Network, please contact their Community Services Coordinator at betterathome@wesn.ca or call (604) 669-5051.

BetterMeals is a seniors service which offers a wide variety of dishes to choose from that are healthy, delicious, and satisfy a wide variety of specific dietary needs. For more information visit their website or contact sam@bettermeals.ca (604) 299-1877. 

ElderDogCanada  provides assistance to seniors and their canine companions including support obtaining food, animal hygiene, minor grooming, and transportation to and from the vet. For more information contact Jacqueline Henley at elderdogvancouverldr@gmail.com

Emergency Resources

If you are an isolated person looking for assistance to get essential goods then please contact BC211. The website homepage also provides information on a variety of emergency resources.

There is a regularly updated emergency food & shelter resource map here and a print friendly version of emergency food & shelter resources here.

Coast Outreach Team can be reached at 604-669-2447. The Coast Resource Centre is closed but support and information is still available at   T 604-683-3787 or M 604-603-9151.

For emergency harm reduction supplies you can contact Spikes on Bikes West End: 8am – 2pm Monday to Saturday  / 604-317-1315 call for service. 


Information on the location and operating hours of the Food Bank are available here.

The food handling guidelines by the BC Centre for Disease Control outlines food issues that may arise at both the grocery stores and at home. It can be found here.

Our friends at Christchurch Cathedral 960 Burrard St are reopening their Wednesday cafe to do takeout meals from 11:30am-12:30pm with physical distancing measures in place.

Vancouver Farmers Markets will be starting back this month, with the West End market due to begin May 23rd.

West End Public Access Toilets

Bute at Davie (NE corner of intersection) – Automated Public Toilet 24hrs

English Bay Beach Park 1700 Beach Avenue – (Bathhouse) Public Toilet in Park 10am-dusk

Bute at Davie (Mid Block Between Davie St and See-Em_la Lane) -Automated Public Toilet 24hrs

Nelson Park (West side of park) – Automated Public Toilet 24hrs

Sunset Beach Park 1204 Beach Avenue – Public Toilet in Park dawn to dusk

News & Connections

The West End Journal is a great source for news and information of special relevance to the West End such as stores and pharmacies opening hours and options for supporting local restaurants.

Keep connected with your friends and neighbours in the West End with these two popular Facebook Groups : Vancouver West Enders (nightly 7pm cheers & other news from the community) and Photographing in the West End (photos & videos from residents in the West End).

I Lost My Gig is a Facebook group providing support and networking opportunities to artists and other vulnerable freelance or gig workers whose jobs have been affected by current restrictions.