Media

We’re thrilled to have our stories featured in media outlets across the lower mainland, and even beyond!

Lynda learns about Vancouver's growing seniors homelessness population

March 1, 2019

There is a serious epidemic growing in Vancouver for the seniors population—homelessness.

Seniors make up 23% of the homeless population, up from 9% in 2008.  DTES charity Whole Way House provides vital support services to seniors living – and is working on the frontline of the crisis of homeless seniors.

Guest: Jenny Konkin- Whole Way House Co–Founder

Source: Listen here CKNW 980

Jody interviews Jenny Konkin about the 7th Annual Family Picnic

July 12, 2019

Jenny and Jody chat all things Family Picnic, the new Amazing Race and the incredible support from the community, especially our friends at Earls. This annual fundraiser helps support vulnerable seniors and veterans in the Downtown Eastside.

Source: Listen here CKNW 980

Whole Way House featured on Get Inspired Talks podcast

December 7, 2018

What happens when you end severe isolation and loneliness by inviting people into community in the middle of the chaos of Canada’s poorest postal code? In this episode, we visit with Jenny Konkin who is the Co-Founder of a Downtown Eastside Vancouver organization called Whole Way House that works with vulnerable seniors and veterans. She also started “The I Get To Legacy Project” that helps fund Whole Way House and reminds us to ask “What do I GET TO do today?”

Source: Vancouver Get Inspired Talks

An Earls-hosted picnic is taking over Stanley Park this weekend

July 10, 2018

On Saturday, July 14, the Whole Way House will be hosting their 6th annual Family Picnic in the Park. The event creates a fun and memorable day for the 133 vulnerable seniors and veterans that are served at the Whole Way House in the Downtown Eastside, with the invitation extended to families and individuals across the lower mainland. Tickets are available online and are by donation. All proceeds will support Whole Way House’s community building programs and support for seniors and in the Downtown Eastside.

Source: Daily Hive

Click here to watch the Global News coverage

Honouring Our 97 year old WWII Veteran

April 13, 2018

We had the absolute honour of presenting Mr. Michael Springford’s family with his service medals, which he earned over 70 years ago for his service in the Royal Canadian Navy. Michael volunteered from 1940-1945 and served overseas in the North Atlantic. His daughter, granddaughter and great grandson proudly received the awards on his behalf and we are so thankful for his and their great sacrifice. It has been such a pleasure to have the opportunity to get to know and support Michael.

Source: Global News

Chopped Charity Challenge - Fundraising Event

October 18, 2017 at The Dirty Apron

This Fall the Dirty Apron kitchen was transformed into a fierce competition bowl as five teams came together to compete against each other to prove they had what it took to be crowned the CHOPPED CHARITY CHAMPIONS! Each team had to pull their secret ingredients at random and create culinary masterpiece that would win the hearts (and stomachs) of Chefs David Robertson, Takashi Mizukami and guest chef Nico Shuermans from Chambar Restaurant! They chopped, diced, seared and sauteed, all for a great cause to help raise funds for our community building programs.

Stay tuned to find out when our next challenge will be!

How The Whole Way House Is Changing Lives

August 24, 2016

Breakfast Television host Riaz Mehgi sits down with Whole Way House Co-Founder Jenny Konkin and Kris to discuss the “I Get To” program and how it empowers members of the Downtown Eastside community to work creatively with their hands, while building confidence, skills, value and purpose in their lives.

Source: Breakfast Television

Restoring Dignity To Those On The Downtown Eastside

August 20, 2015

Breakfast Television host Riaz Mehgi sits down with Whole Way House Co-Founder Jenny Konkin and Kris to discuss the “I Get To” program and how it empowers members of the Downtown Eastside community to work creatively with their hands, while building confidence, skills, value and purpose in their lives.

Source: Breakfast Television

Whole Way House provides a welcoming space for DTES tenants

August 12, 2016

The Daily Hive provides an in-depth feature of recent events and projects at Whole Way Hous, including Family Dinner, Monthly Hair Cuts, the “I Get To” Legacy Chain, UGM Alumni Super Smoothies, Emergency Medical Training, Family Birthday Parties, Art Sessions with Gerrard and the upcoming annual Family Picnic in the Park.

Source: Daily Hive Vancouver

Avalon Hotel crock pot cooking class brings taste of home to Downtown Eastside

March 2, 2015

Vancouver charity The Whole Way House is sharing the feeling of home cooking with residents of the Downtown Eastside’s Avalon Hotel — by teaching them how to cook with a crock pot.

Source: CBC News

Making Connections and Making a Difference

August 12, 2014

The Daily Hive provides an in-depth feature of recent events and projects at Whole Way Hous, including Family Dinner, Monthly Hair Cuts, the “I Get To” Legacy Chain, UGM Alumni Super Smoothies, Emergency Medical Training, Family Birthday Parties, Art Sessions with Gerrard and the upcoming annual Family Picnic in the Park.

Source: Daily Hive Vancouver

Cooking class puts empowerment at top of menu

December 8, 2015

Naoibh O’Connor from the Vancouver Courier chronicles the Whole Way House Crock Pot Cooking Club, a program developed in partnership with The Dirty Apron’s Chef David Robertson.

Source: Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier

How Love Works

February 3, 2016

The latest episode of the Business by the Book Audio Podcast, featuring co-founder Jenny Konkin, is now available! As the Business By The Book’s latest featured speaker, Jenny’s talk on “How Love Works” in the Downtown Eastside took place on Wednesday, February 3rd at the BC Supreme Court, and is now available as a downloadable MP3 audio file.

Source: Business by the Book

Slow Cooking Secrets with Chef David Robertson

January 13, 2015

Jody Vance gleans slow cooking secrets from Chef David Robertson from The Dirty Apron. Chef David also discusses his new slow cooking program for Whole Way House, giving residents an opportunity to learn how to prepare delicious, nutritious and budget friendly meals!

Source: CityTV

Rod Janz interviews Jenny Konkin on Fuel Radio

December 20, 2014

Jenny Konkin answers Fuel Radio’s three big questions about Making a Living, Making A Difference, and Making a Life.

Source: Fuel Radio

Whole Way House on Breakfast Television

August 18, 2014

Jenny sits down with Riaz Meghji at Breakfast Television to share about Whole Way House, how attending Games Night helped Ron get a job, and the 2nd Annual Family Picnic in the Park Sunday, August 24th!

Source: CityTV

For the love of dog

September 23, 2013

The Vancouver Metro covers a story about Gary, who overcame his addiction to drugs out of fear of health concerns for his beloved canine companion, Kolby.

Source: Vancouver Metro, see also: Huffington Post

Whole Way House on Breakfast Television

July 15, 2013

Riaz Meghji and Whole Way House co-founder Jenny Konkin discuss the Downtown Eastside and Whole Way House’s unique approach to tackling loneliness, social isolation and depression.

Source: CityTV

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