Community Projects

CIRES is involved in a number of projects working with partners towards a shared CED vision.

Washington Community Market

The Washington Community Market is a CED project of CIRES. A low-cost grocery store committed to providing affordable food in the DTES neighbourhood.

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Coordinated Community Response Network

The Coordinated Community Response Network (CCRN) brings together a diverse group of DTES organizations, partners and individuals to respond to crises with the community and collectively coordinate to address the intersecting and multiple challenges in the neighbourhood.

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Reaching Home

CIRES provides program management to a Federal Government Reaching Home project which supports individuals who are houseless to get connected to resources.

City of Vancouver Activate DTES

Activate DTES aims to support community-serving organizations in achieving secure tenure in vacant storefronts in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). 

City of Vancouver Social Infrastructure Plan

CIRES provides support to city staff to development a database of social purpose real estate for the purpose of facilitating the matching of available spaces with non-profits.

Social Purpose Real Estate (SPRE) Collaborative

CIRES is part of a group of funders and investors that strategically engage with and support social-purpose real estate in BC. We work to make space for the community. 

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