Estítkw Place

Estítkw Place means safe place

Affordable Homes with Supports on Capilano Road

Estítkw Place is a 55-unit development that provides supportive housing for vulnerable members of the Sḵwxwú7mesh Nation. To apply to these units, all applicants must be experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, and priority is given to women.

We prioritize the use of culture as a means of promoting healing, with the belief that culture can save lives. Our objective is to counteract the harmful effects of historical and current colonial policies by offering healing opportunities firmly grounded in cultural values, land-based programming, and de-colonizing practices.

The complex consists of 52 self-contained units, including 6 studios that are wheelchair accessible and 3 one-bedroom units that are also accessible. Residents can receive one hot meal and two cold meals daily, and the site provides 24/7 staffing and wraparound support.

Estítkw Place has a Program Manager, Tenant Support Workers, Kitchen Coordinator, and Building Service Worker. All staff are trained to provide culturally safe, decolonized, compassionate, and progressive care with an understanding of anti-oppression work and intersectionality.

Hiy̓ám̓ collaborates with external agencies to provide mental health and wellness services, substance use issues, harm reduction, and medical care. Internally, Hiy̓ám̓ will be working with all the Sḵwxwú7mesh Nation departments to ensure the seamless delivery of services.

Capital Funding
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Rapid Housing Initiative logo
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw - Squamish Nation logo
Aboriginal Housing Management Association logo with 'celebrating 25 years' tagline
Squamish Nation Trust Logo

Squamish Nation Trust

Operational Funding
BC Housing
Project Location

239 Capilano Road, West Vancouver, BC (behind the Plaza apartment building). The site is located on Capilano IR 5.

Map for the Capilano Road project (estítkw place)
Project Team
Hiy̓ám̓ Housing's primary logo with workmark in with icon in orange
Luma Development Management logo
Dialog Architecture logo in black
Kindred Construction logo in white on a bright red background
Nuqo Elevated Modular logo
Ideaspace logo