About the Building Community Society of Greater Vancouver

Contact: buildingcommunitysociety @ gmail.com

THE SOCIETY

The Building Community Society has been formed by a group of volunteers who share a personal desire to contribute positively to the future of the Downtown Eastside.

ITS FOCUS

Building Community Society focuses on supporting the communities that make up the Downtown Eastside in their efforts to build on their many strengths and to address the current issues of poverty, homelessness, addictive and mental illnesses, and crime.

SEEKING PARTNERSHIPS

Building Community Society believes that effective solutions will only occur when those most affected are fully involved in developing those solutions. Therefore we will always seek community partnerships and listen carefully to the advice we receive.

BUILDING BRIDGES

Building Community Society assists those activities that build bridges and collaboration among groups and organizations within the community, and between the Downtown Eastside and the city as a whole.

TAKING ACTION

Building Community Society works with local and other organizations in planning, designing and implementing actions that build local capacity and strengthen the community through arts and culture, education, training, employment, health and social supports, and local enterprise development. An important component of that product is to develop multi-purpose building projects with an emphasis on affordable and supportive housing.

DEVELOP UNDERSTANDING

Building Community Society undertakes research and provide advice that helps to develop understanding of issues and policies and the programs and actions needed to resolve them.

COMMUNICATING WITH GOVERNMENT

Building Community Society communicates with all levels of government to assist their understanding and support for policies and programs that lead to improvements in the Downtown Eastside.

FUNDING

Building Community Society helps to secure funding for projects and for its own administrative costs and expenses.

DONORS

Building Community Society is grateful to the donors who make our work possible.