Carnegie Community Centre

Carnegie Community Centre

Carnegie Community Centre — often referred to as the living room of the Downtown Eastside — provides social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities on-site and nearby at Oppenheimer Park.

The programs serve low income adults with the goal of nurturing mind, body, and spirit in a safe and welcoming environment.

Hours, location, contact info

Find out where Carnegie Centre is located, how to contact us, and our hours.


Discover social, educational, and recreational activities offered through programs at our Main and Hastings location.

Volunteering and donations

Carnegie Community Centre is an important part of Vancouver's rich history. Make a difference as a volunteer or make a donation.

Oppenheimer Park programs

Oppenheimer Park, known as the DTES's backyard, is an important community gathering space. Join our weekly programs and special events.

Basic services

Carnegie offers basic services like mail pickup, public washrooms, drop-in spaces, and a message board.


The Carnegie Community Centre cafeteria serves low-cost, nutritious meals 365 days a year, with a different menu every day.

Find the help you need

Homelessness services

Find details on supportive housing, shelters, financial aid, low-cost meals, and more.

Membership at Carnegie Community Centre

All services and programs at Carnegie Community Centre are offered free of charge with an annual membership of $1.


Free WiFi is available at this location.

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Support Carnegie Centre

Help Carnegie deliver programs by making a tax-deductible donation to the Carnegie Community Centre Association. Mail a cheque to Carnegie Community Centre Association, or  donate now using PayPal.

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