If you live in the Downtown Eastside and want to join the board of the DNC, pick up a nomination form at the Carnegie Centre, VANDU, the DTES Street Market on Sunday, or just come to our board meeting Tuesday nights – 4pm, at 380 East Hastings (moved temporarily from Woodwards 10th floor)
Our AGM is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, March 29th @ 62 East Hastings St.
(Please see posters and invites for exact times)
The Year In Review: A Statement from our President, Richard Cunningham:
2013 was a year of transition and growth for the DNC. We are very proud of our accomplishments over the past 14 months. Here is a list of just a few of the things the DNC has been working on for the good of the neighbourhood:
The Street Market – The DNC now sends a board member to the Street Market for weekly outreach to over 200 vendors and thousands of DTES residents.
Homelessness – The DNC is now a member of the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness and is engaging the City and Province on Shelter Issues.
Transit and Bus Safety – The DNC has reached out to Coast Mountain Bus Co., and other organizations to help increase pedestrian safety for the DTES and lower transit costs.
Good Neighbours Program – The DNC is cooperating with the HXBIA to develop a program to ensure that new businesses do not target our residents or discriminate against us
Health Care – The DNC is sponsoring a peer run harm reduction outreach van.
Funding – The DNC has gained independent funding, and is pursuing other sources
Women’s Committee – The DNC is sponsoring an active Women’s Committee to promote women’s empowerment, health, and safety.
Aboriginal Affairs – The DNC is sponsoring an Aboriginal Affairs Committee
DTES LAPP Co-Chair – The DNC is proud to be a member of the DTES Local Area Planning Process as one of the two co-chair organizations.