2008 - 2008
Distress Centre coordinated a Basic Needs Pilot Project, which had a focus on preventing homelessness and streamlining access to emergency financial assistance. The new Basic Needs Fund (BNF) eventually replaced the Instrumental Needs Fund.
Carol Oliver was appointed Executive Director in 2008 upon the retirement of Barb Litchinsky. Unfortunately, Carol had to take a leave of absence in 2011 after being diagnosed with cancer. She passed away in 2012.