Jackie Wong is a freelance writer in Vancouver. She has reported widely on social justice and equality issues. She is a former editor of Megaphone, a social enterprise that publishes a magazine to provide meaningful work to people experiencing poverty, and a former Tyee Solutions Society housing reporter. She is on the board of directors of the Hua Foundation, a non-profit connecting Asian-Canadian youth with cultural heritage and social change.
Stories by Jackie Wong
Responses ramping up, but with more than 1,000 dead treatment options still limited.
Stopping the drug war and improving housing access is key. Part of a series.
From an Albertan reserve to Vancouver’s inner city, caregivers share solutions for turning the tide. Part of a series.
Simply put, ‘fentanyl is a product of our drug policies.’ Second in a series.
Meet the people on the front lines of a public health emergency, and the solutions they seek. First in a new series.
Sense of 'home' questioned and complicated for migrant and homegrown Chinese.
How a conservative mayor changed his mind on Housing First. BC events next week.
We all know the classics but these warm a special place in our hearts. What have we missed?
Redirect RRSP investments into local projects, and re-engage progressive citizens.
Vancouver councillor and new housing officer call for clarity, and candour, on housing file.
For property owners in BC, it's hard to stay in the game.
New developments won't much help affordability without deeper system change, says planner.
'Ready to Rent BC' gives Vancouver Island residents the keys to a great tenancy.
A visit to San Fran and my new place revealed it. Last in a series.
Do nicer neighbourhoods price residents out of their homes? Third in a series.
Why does San Fran's tenant majority have so much more clout than Vancouver's? Second in a series.
While Vancouver worships homeowners, San Francisco tenants are first-class citizens. First in a series.
How two West Coast housing markets stack up. Part of a series.
One-of-a-kind Welcome House centre could offer stable shelter for marginalized newcomers. Last in a series.
One Victoria non-profit's efforts to assist vulnerable renters offers hope. Third in a series.
An exceptional Achehnese community in BC works towards prosperity. Second in a series.
Secure shelter is hard to find for BC refugees. First in a new series.
New rental units on city-owned land earn mixed reviews.
Where they cluster, and where they're absent, says much about our city's culture and community.
City of Vancouver's only full-time advocate for the homeless to retire in May.
Two innovative, holistic models that put culture and community first. Last in a series.
As Vancouver's Chinatown transforms, need grows for projects like the Simon K.Y. Lee Home for the elderly.
Service providers call for more culturally specific services. Second in a series.
As the city's neighbourhood 'revitalizes,' its Chinese-speaking seniors struggle for support. First in a series.
With a wink, Cube Living promises hyper-dense real estate ownership for all.
Lower Mainland could be lab for innovative financing, planning, say Buildex panelists.
Housing experts weigh in ahead of Buildex keynote panel on Feb. 14.
Stigmas around illicit drinking no longer stop people from receiving support. Last in a series.
Not if Canada's drug policy continues to pit evidence against ideology, advocates say. Second in a series.
World renowned housing expert Avi Friedman has hope. But improving affordable housing access will take 'radical rethinking.'
Policy ideas for dealing with rental crunch. Last in an investigative series funded by Tyee readers.
Arbitration sounds simple and fair, but sources say it can be anything but. Fourth in a series funded by Tyee readers.
Let costs rise without rents keeping pace? That's how you make a housing crunch, say targets of 'renoviction' protests. Third in a Tyee reader funded series.
'The system is broken' say renter advocates who claim they're trapped in endless legal battles with landlords. Second in a Tyee reader-funded series.
Can Vancouver turn the tide on 'renovictions' and keep housing affordable? First in a series funded by Tyee readers.
Author Carl Wilson on taste: good, bad and snobbish.
Hal Niedzviecki on how to beat pop culture at its own game.
New Vancouver group's fun, awkward, nostalgic sounds.
Baba Brinkman's Lit Hop.
New indie, roots-down Pawnshop Diamond.
The Awkward Stage's nostalgic, teen angsty "The Morons Are Winning."
The sounds of Vancouver's 'Pride & Joy'
Vancouver band, Fond of Tigers.
'The main idea is to get people to dance.'