Rendering of the new Saa'ust Centre at 425 Columbia St

Lease opportunity: Indigenous social facility (Saa'ust Centre) at 425 Columbia Street

What's happeningSubmit an application

Interested in operating the Saa’ust Centre healing space in its new location at 425 Columbia Street? We will be seeking proposals from eligible Indigenous-led non-profit organizations interested in sub-leasing this social facility for a 10-year term.

Check back for submission details and key dates. Application start date will be confirmed soon.

Email communityspaces@vancouver.ca for updates and notifications of similar opportunities. 

Key features of the Saa'ust Centre facility

This 4,000 square-foot social facility includes:

  • Reception area
  • Kitchen and lounge
  • Multipurpose room
  • Counselling rooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Office spaces

Location and facilities

Currently under construction, the new Saa’ust Centre is at 425 Columbia Street. This new facility will replace the existing Saa'ust Centre temporarily located at 44 East Cordova.

The facility is part of an Aboriginal Land Trust (ALT) mixed-use development. It will be situated within an Indigenous healing and wellness centre, operated by the Aboriginal Land Trust Society, Lu’ma Native Housing Society, and other potential Indigenous-led subtenants, such as the Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society  and the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council .

“Saa ust” (pronounced saw-us-t) is a Musqueam word meaning “to lift someone's spirit." The development of a “Saa’ust Centre” is our key priority in response to the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

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