You’re Invited: City of Vancouver’s Re:Address Week Public Event Series on Housing Affordability October 24 – 28, 2016, at No Cost for Most Events

The following video presents BC Consultation on the National Housing Strategy: “On September 13th and 14th, 2016, housing experts from across B.C. came together to discuss what they’d like to see included in the federal government’s forthcoming National Housing Strategy. Over 100 stakeholders discussed a range of housing issues affecting British Columbians including: • Rental… Continue reading You’re Invited: City of Vancouver’s Re:Address Week Public Event Series on Housing Affordability October 24 – 28, 2016, at No Cost for Most Events

“Fixing Canada’s Housing Crunch”: Canadian Municipalities’ National Campaign Needs Your Help

The following video presents “Michael Shapcott – Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Canada November 20, 2012.” Michael Shapcott is Director of Affordable Housing and Community Innovation at the Wellesley Institute, an independent, non-profit policy, research and social enterprise / innovation institute. Shapcott has worked extensively in Toronto, in many parts of Canada, nationally and internationally… Continue reading “Fixing Canada’s Housing Crunch”: Canadian Municipalities’ National Campaign Needs Your Help

Calling for Nominations/Applications for Vancouver Poet Laureate 2011-2014

Calling all published poets who currently reside in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and who have either an established body of work or have been recognized for notable contributions early in their career to submit nominations and expressions of interest for the position of City of Vancouver Poet Laureate for the 2011 –… Continue reading Calling for Nominations/Applications for Vancouver Poet Laureate 2011-2014

Birthday Live of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversay on April 6, 2011!

; Happy 125th Anniversary Vancouver! Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, invites you to join in the Birthday Live celebration – a free, all-ages event at Jack Poole Plaza, site of the Olympic Cauldron. The Birthday Live itinerary includes the following activities: Birthday Live – FREE! Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 2pm to 10pm Location: Jack… Continue reading Birthday Live of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversay on April 6, 2011!

Thirteen Green and Social Benefits of the Weatherization Project

City of Vancouver’s green scene gets better and better thanks to another great green pilot project to help Vancouver meet its 2020 Greenest City targets. This time the green spotlight is on the employment program to weatherize or draft-proof neighbourhood homes of inner-city residents, which provides employment opportunities for low-threshold inner-city residents by facilitating community-based… Continue reading Thirteen Green and Social Benefits of the Weatherization Project

Vancouver Gets Green and Social Benefits from Deconstructing Neighbourhood Homes

Instead of demolition, deconstruction of neighbourhood homes is a wonderful, great green idea! And it has already happened as a pilot project in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, funded through Service Canada’s Youth Skills Link ($200,000) initiative titled “Creating a Sustainable Tomorrow (CAST) Youth Skills Link Project.” “CAST provides a unique opportunity for “at-risk” youth… Continue reading Vancouver Gets Green and Social Benefits from Deconstructing Neighbourhood Homes