The City of Vancouver is co-creating a Community Economic Development Strategy with Downtown Eastside (DTES) communities to help meet goals of the Downtown Eastside Plan.
To co-create and carry out the CED Strategy, we will:
The CED Strategy will specifically help advance our work on the DTES Plan's sections about:
It will be informed by:
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What is community economic development?
CED empowers communities to shape how the local economy provides for residents and impacts their lives.
It asks what kind of community is created and sustained by the local economy, and how to include the people left out.
We all play a part to create an economy that's more just, equitable, and sustainable.
Local businesses, industries, and economic sectors help by:
Residents, activists, and organizers help by identifying when the economy fails vulnerable and at-risk people, and what can be done about it.
|March 2016||Form the CED Action Committee
Open applications for quick-start grants
|April||Close applications for grants|
|May||Hire the CED coordinator
|August||Present draft CED Strategy to Action Committee|
|November||Present final CED Strategy to City Council for approval|
|February 2017||Hold the Vancouver CED conference|
In spring 2016, we'll be inviting applications from eligible non-profit organizations that seek funding for CED quick-start projects and initiatives in these areas:
We approved the Lux “Low-Barrier Income Generating and Employment Hub” proposal.
We also disbursed grant funding for the quick-start projects from spring 2016.
We presented the draft CED Strategy to Council on November 30, which was approved unanimously.
We also incorporated the Community Impact Real Estate Society (CIRES) with our partners: BC Housing, and the Vancity Community Foundation.
We released the request for proposal for the programming vision of the Lux “Low-Barrier Income Generating and Employment Hub” and reviewed submissions.
Read the group notes from the meeting we held on August 10.
Read the group notes from the two meetings we held on July 13 and on July 4.
Read the group notes from the meeting we held on June 16.
We held a community forum on February 22 for you to review how we're implementing the DTES Plan and learn about our work to complete the CED Strategy.
We also formed the DTES Community Economic Development Strategic Action Committee to: