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New seniors centre

Apr 11City funds the creation of a new seniors centre

The centre will provide much needed services in an area of Vancouver's largest seniors' populations living alone or in poverty.

Community Partnership agreement

Apr 11Vancouver Park Board approves new Joint Operating Agreement with Community Centre Associations

The decision caps off a one-year consultation between the Park Board and the CCAs and introduces a historic new chapter in their relationship.

Addressing homelessness

Apr 11Our next steps to address homelessness, help SRO tenants

We have increased our response to address homelessness in the past year, and will take even further action throughout 2017 as high housing costs, near-zero rental vacancy, and frozen welfare rates continue to impact residents.

Checking blood pressure

Apr 06Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services overdose response calls up 18% in March compared to February

VF&RS report overdose calls continue to rise. Councillor Jang presents to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in Ottawa.

Aerial view of Woodwards building in DTES

Apr 06Downtown Eastside Plan update highlights ongoing progress for the community

We've been carrying out the DTES Plan for three years. Check our progress on investing in the DTES economy, community, culture, housing, and public spaces.

Chief Resilience Office Katie McPherson

Apr 04City launches partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and names first chief resilience officer

Katie McPherson will lead the development of the citywide Resilience Strategy to ensure our residents, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems can persist, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks Vancouver may experience.

Vinyl wrap designed by an artist covering a utility box

Mar 31Vancouver artists invited to create pieces to decorate utility boxes

Get the design criteria and requirements to apply to have your art appear on one of 30 utility boxes around the city.

Checking blood pressure

Mar 30Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reports 56% increase in overdose response calls over week of March 20

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services reported 162 overdose response calls for the week of March 20, a 56% increase from the previous week.

Interactive artwork - poles that light up at night

Archived - Mar 29Vancouver non-profit organizations get a funding boost to support public art

Public art is getting a boost in Vancouver as we invest more than $500,000 to create opportunities for artists in Vancouver’s vibrant art scene.

People gathered at Jim Deva Plaza with the Speaker's Corner Megaphone

Archived - Mar 29City takes bold next steps for advancing public spaces

We took an exciting step to build off of VIVA Vancouver and advance public spaces by initiating the development of a Downtown Places and Spaces Strategy.

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