Jun 17, 2024

How CIRES Supports VOKRA in Rescuing Vancouver’s Orphan Cats and Kittens

Discover how CIRES supports vital community services by providing affordable spaces for organizations like VOKRA.

At CIRES, we believe in creating thriving, equitable, and vibrant communities by supporting a mix of small businesses, non-profits, and social enterprises. We are proud to collaborate with VOKRA, the Vancouver Orphan Cats and Kitten Rescue Association, which plays a vital role in rescuing and caring for orphaned cats and kittens in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

In our latest video, CIRES Board Chair Duncan Wlodarczak visits VOKRA to highlight how our affordable commercial spaces help them continue their essential work. As Duncan explains, "CIRES’s mission is to provide affordable spaces to non-market tenants so they can continue to offer vital services to the community. It’s important that VOKRA is leasing with CIRES so they can take advantage of the non-market rent."

Located in the Downtown Eastside, VOKRA benefits immensely from the community-centric approach of CIRES. By ensuring VOKRA has an affordable, supportive space, we enable them to focus on what they do best—rescuing and finding homes for cats and kittens in need.

Watch our video to learn more about this special collaboration and see some adorable cats in action. A big thank you to VOKRA for welcoming us into their facilities and showing us around.

To get involved with VOKRA or make a donation, visit their website

Contact us today to learn more about CIRES, our mission and how you can partner with us in our mission toward creating stronger and more inclusive communities.

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