Upcoming and Past Events

  • DTES All Candidates Debate: Vancouver City Council By-Election
    October 5, 2017
    The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) and the Carnegie Community Centre Association (CCCA) are hosting an All-Candidates’ debate for the Vancouver City Council By-Election. When: Sunday, October 8 at 2:30 pm Where: Theatre, Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main Street, Vancouver If you’d like to submit a question for our committee to review, send us an email at
  • We refuse a world with homelessness: Rally and celebration of the Ten Year Tent City victory and the community resistance against homelessness
    May 19, 2017
    When: 4pm, Saturday, May 20th What: Rally, Potluck BBQ, Music & Speeches Where: 1005 Station St. unceded Coast Salish territories The 2017 BC election took place during the heights of a housing and homelessness crisis, yet none of the Parties centered their campaigns on an adequate response to these crises. No one said: if elected,
  • Low-Income Residents: Mayor Gregor, Protect the Heart of Chinatown!
    May 18, 2017
    On Tuesday, May 23rd, residents, organizations, and community members will descend on Vancouver City Hall to demand that Mayor Gregor protect low-income residents and the heart of Chinatown, not corporate developer profits. After four revisions and over two years of consultations and mobilizations, Chinatown Concern Group, Chinatown Action Group, and other youth organizations won small
  • Rally at 58 W hastings open house against gentrification and social mix!
    April 13, 2017
    What: Rally & Teach-in When: Tuesday, April 18th – 4.30pm    Where: Meet 4.30pm @ Victory Square . We will then march together into the 58 W Hastings Open House (Room 420, VCC Downtown Campus – 250 West Pender Street). Our Homes Can’t Wait acknowledges that this event is being organized on the occupied, unceded traditional
  • Shelter Residents Speak Out Against the Closure of 250 Shelter Beds
    March 28, 2017
    On Tuesday, City Council will consider a new “housing reset” plan for the City. The staff report going to council barely mentions homelessness and the focus of the report is market rental programs for middle-income people. Meanwhile, on Friday, March 31st, two weeks after the annual homelessness count 9 winter shelters will close. This means about
  • Renters Townhall on “Fixed Term Leases”
    January 29, 2017
    Where: Carnegie Community Centre Theatre When: Wednesday, February 8th @ 6:30 PM Landlords throughout Metro Vancouver are increasingly exploiting a loophole in the Residential Tenancy Act by getting tenants to unknowingly sign Fixed Term Tenancy Leases, making it easier for them to evict tenants without proper due process and raise the rents above the yearly
  • Have some beans and raise a stink about welfare rates!
    January 29, 2017
    What: Picket Christy Clark’s $1000 a plate dinner When: 5pm, Tuesday, February 7th at 1015 Burrard St. The Liberals don’t care about people on welfare. The BC government provides $610 a month in welfare to a single person, without a recognized disability, who is expected to look for work. It has been at this level
  • 制止市府計劃去讓貴樓的“高速公路”來摧毀華埠!Stop The City’s Freeway Of Condos in Chinatown
    January 28, 2017
    2月4日,星期六 Saturday February 4 早上10:30 /// 10:30 AM 大溫哥華中華文化中心的大堂 Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium 片打東街50號 /// 50 E. Pender St 請您回復 RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/852057418270710/ (英文網頁) 如您所知,溫市市府正在更新“唐人街經濟振興行動計劃”和修改華埠發展政策。As you know, the City of Vancouver is updating the Chinatown Economic Revitalization Action Plan (CRAP) and revising
  • Social Justice not Social Entrepreneurs! 
    September 26, 2016
    CCAP Town Hall on the City’s Community Economic Development Strategy When: 1-3pm, Saturday, October 1st 2016 Where: Carnegie Theatre, Unceded Coast Salish Territories The City is pushing through a new Community Economic Development Strategy for the Downtown Eastside this fall. The strategy touches on everything from street vending, community benefit agreements, employment and volunteering opportunities,
  • Town hall to discuss the impacts of the new St.Paul’s hospital
    June 6, 2016
    St.Paul’s hospital is moving near to the downtown Eastside! Will St. Pauls have the same effect on the low income neighbourhood as Woodwards? Join us for breakfast, learn about the probable impact of St. Pauls and tell us about your concerns. Together we will discuss what can be done to address the impacts of the
  • Town Hall | Gentrification, zones of exclusion and disappearing low-income retail
    June 1, 2016
    Come to a CCAP Town Hall to talk about the growing number of “zones of exclusion” in the Downtown Eastside and about what makes a store or a service low-income friendly. CCAP will try to collect your thoughts, identify and map all the low income stores (existing and lost) and make recommendations to the city
  • Paint-in at 58 W Hastings
    May 10, 2016
    When: 11 am to 2 pm, Saturday, May 21 Where: 58 W Hastings, across from Army and Navy On Saturday, May 21st, Our Homes Can’t Wait is organizing a community paint-in party at 58 West Hastings, with food, speeches, painting and music. The City wants to build a gentrifying social mix project at 58 W Hastings, with