Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is a guided walking tour in the DTES, hosted by The Bloom Group.

The tour is a unique opportunity to visit several residential housing sites and programs operated by The Bloom Group for the homeless or those at-risk of homelessness.

Enroute, guests will hear from front line workers and managers about the work they do to support those living with the intersecting challenges of the housing crisis, the overdose crisis, gender-based violence, community safety and poverty. Guests may also hear from residents themselves to gain a wide perspective.

Thank you very much for organizing such a fascinating morning. The work of the Bloom Group is even more impressive than I was aware of. It was wonderful to meet the various staff members, including yourself and your colleague, and to see and hear about their dedication to the people they serve. Truly, an inspiring morning!

Thank you again,


Who can join the walk?

Anyone who is interested in learning about the work of The Bloom Group to address the challenges of the DTES, the residents and the pressing social issues.

What is the route?

The tour will start and end at The Bloom Group Central Office: 391 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. Stops will be made at several Bloom sites in the DTES.

How far is the walk?

The walk is contained to within a couple of city blocks. Total walking distance is less than a mile.

How many people are on the walk?

Walking groups are limited to 10 people.

When is the tour?
Tour dates & times (subject to availability):

Thursday, September 14, 2023
10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 19, 2023
10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Light refreshments will be served at the end of the tour.

How do I register?

Please contact Cindy Graves:
Office: 604 606 0306
Cell: 604 290 3063