For the children who never made it home.

McLaren Housing Society acknowledges the impacts and trauma the current events regarding the Kamloops Indian Residential School have brought to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, as well as Indigenous People(s) and communities across Canada. McLaren Housing Society also acknowledges the Residential School Survivors and the families who have been impacted as a result of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system. We are sending love, strength and healing thoughts for those affected.

Government apologies and flags at half-mast are not enough. The recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission need to be fully implemented by all levels of government to address the systemic and continuing racist and discriminating practices that still exist today in this great country we call home.

Emergency Crisis Line is available 24/7 for those that may need counselling support.
Please call 1-800-721-0066 or the 24 hour crisis line at 1-866-925-4419.


View the June 2021 Newsletter for Residents & Program Participants

World AIDS Day 2020 – On The Coast, December 1
Listen to our Executive Director, Kim Stacey speak to Gloria Macarenko about McLaren Housing Society (at approximately 11:29)

NOTE: COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and until further notice, new housing applications can only be accepted by fax at 604-669-4092, or scanned and emailed to:

All application updates and check-ins must be done during business hours by telephone at 604-669-4090.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation in assisting us to do our part during this time.


McLaren Housing Society of BC was founded in 1987.  McLaren Housing was the first HIV/AIDS housing provider in Canada. The organization began as a private residence offering accommodation to 5 people and has expanded to provide innovative housing options and support services to over 280 people in 260 homes in British Columbia. We work with low-income individuals and families who are living with HIV/AIDS and are homeless or inadequately housed.

Our Vision: A healthy, responsive and inclusive community for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Our Mission: To provide safe, secure and affordable housing and support services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS to increase the opportunity for improved health, wellness, independent living and sense of community.

Our Need: Contributions from caring people to aid us in our efforts to provide service to, and maintain homes for people living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information contact: info @

Major Support From

McLaren Housing Society is privileged to work on the unceded ancestral territories of the  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) people and honoured that our work extends to surrounding lands of diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.