I sat down with Holly to talk about how the Vancouver PD officers are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the DTES, the homeless encampments in Strathcona, and how to help your neighbours (and yourself!).
The Strathcona CPC is thrilled to open our doors once again to the public. We will be open for our regular hours, Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 6:00pm and Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
“In a way we never really left. We have always remained open by phone and email throughout. But the strength of this organization is interacting directly with our community, talking about safety and community concerns. So we have really missed that face to face interaction.” Dan Turvill, Executive Director.
TO CHAMPION SAFETY AND WELL BEING IN STRATHCONA THROUGH VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT OFFER MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY.
This was such an enlightening conversation with Alisha about social procurement and community economic development in the downtown east side. We also touch on homelessness and encampments within Strathcona and the new network of social organizations in East Vancouver that has come together as a result of COVID-19.