News

Latest announcements about our tenants, the impact of the portfolio and community issues that intersect with commercial real estate.

A look inside Common Thread Co-operative
Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Common Thread, Executive Director, Anna du Bois, was good enough to meet with CIRE's staff last month and give them a tour of their facilities. Come take a look at their wonderful space!  

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Annual Report 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

We are pleased to share with you the Community Impact Real Estate Society's first annual report! 

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Brave Technology Coop | Investing in developing potential life saving technologies
Friday, June 07, 2019

CIRE is proud to announce funding to Brave Technology Coop ("Brave"), a Vancouver-based cooperative dedicated to helping municipalities across North America combat the overdose crisis and reduce deaths in their communities. 


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Executive Director Appointment Announcement
Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Community Impact Real Estate Society’s Board of Directors (CIRES) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Steve Johnston as the next Executive Director.

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Social Procurement Symposium & Social Enterprise Trade Show at The Anjok
Friday, May 03, 2019

Living our goal of leading and supporting Community Economic Development initiatives by sponsoring and making the space within our portfolio available to our partners.   

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Social Value Fund Contribution
Tuesday, April 09, 2019

CIRE is proud to announce its contribution to the National Social Value Fund, a not-for-profit organization that funds and provides resources to Canadian Social enterprises and non-profits

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Community Learning Events | A conversation with Nancy Neamtan
Friday, March 22, 2019

March 21st marked the beginning of CIRE’s Community Learning Events with one of Canada’s leading experts in building social economies and social innovation ecosystems, Nancy Neamtan.


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Bursary fund for Groundswell Education Society
Monday, March 18, 2019

CIRE is delighted to announce a bursary fund for Groundswell Education Society's social entrepreneurship programs.

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Thank You Note from Common Thread (formerly Craftworks)
Monday, March 11, 2019

CIRE is pleased to announce a bursary fund for Common Thread (formerly Craftworks), towards their Threadworks sewing training program. 


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Vancouver co-working space is 100% for non-profits
Friday, February 22, 2019

New Vancouver co-working space is 100% free for non-profits. Affording office space in Vancouver just got a little easier for non-profit groups.  



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We are seeking an Executive Director
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

We are accepting applications for the position of Executive Director for our office based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 

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Community Impact Real Estate - Open for Business
Friday, October 12, 2018

Our launch event was a fantastic opportunity for representatives from local community organizations, portfolio subtenants, BC Housing and others, to engage in lively conversations and join in the celebration!

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Vancouver City Council Approves Community Benefit Agreement
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Learn about the Community Benefit Agreement and read the City of Vancouver report.

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Mission Possible on CTV Morning Live
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In case you missed it, check out our clips from CTV Morning Live on Wednesday, August 29!

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New social enterprise brings opportunities to DTES
Thursday, July 12, 2018

People in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside will have new opportunities for social inclusion and economic development, thanks to a new social enterprise.

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