Media Contacts:

Amanda Boggan  604 366 9243

Matthew Greenwood 778 389 0422

Film Liaison Officer:

Roland Clarke 778 323 5415



The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council (DNC) of formed in December 2009 under the initiative of the Carnegie Community Action Project, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and ACCESS for Chinese Canadians. By January 2010, the new group had elected an interim steering committee to constitute the DNC as a society under the BC Societies Act, build an initial membership base, and arrange a first AGM to elect an official Board of Directors.

DNC regular membership meetings are held as often as possible, and all members are encouraged to participate. The Board of Directors is elected to organize these meetings and to implement and coordinate the decisions of the general membership. The Board meets weekly.

All that is required to be a member of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council is to agree with the DNC constitution, and to be a resident of the Downtown Eastside (DTES), or to be voted in as a member of the “natural community” of the DTES. Natural community members cannot exceed 10% of the membership of the DNC nor its Board of Directors.

Below is the DNC constitution, and the city borders of the DTES. You can download and read the DNC’s legal bylaws pdf here: Bylaws of DNC_2011. For more information on membership or for other organizational questions, contact dtescouncil (at) gmail (dot) com

Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood Council CONSTITUTION

DNC Constitution

















Downtown Eastside Boundaries