CommunityWise Mixer and Information Session
Thursday, 19 February 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
No neigbourhood in Vancouver is changing as fast as the Downtown Eastside. Because of this there have been a range of concerns raised by residents and business leaders alike about affordability, inclusion, displacement of local shops and residents and how we can best manage and respond to this change together. We invite you to participate in one such response. In 2014 the City of Vancouver granted the BIA funds to develop a social inclusion and good neighbours strategy, which we have designed in partnership with LOCO BC, Recipes for Success and Carnegie Community Centre. It’s called CommunityWise and it is designed to help your business optimize its operations in a unique neighbourhood like ours. We have the knowledge, the resources and the practices right here in our community, from the businesses, non-profits and individuals who are taking leadership on this issue. We’ve now brought them together in a single program. The first phase of this is now launching later this month and we hope you’ll be a part of it.
Join us February 19th at Lost and Found Café (33 West Hastings) at 6:00 PM for some drinks and snacks as we introduce the program in more detail to those who are interested in participating.
CommunityWise will consist of three fully catered workshops, held after retail business hours on three Tuesdays in March (10th, 17th and 24th). It was made possible through the City of Vancouver Social Innovation Fund and there is no fee to participate. Nothing like this has been created by a BIA anywhere else and on the 19th you’ll see the innovative combination of content that we feel will truly benefit businesses in our area. Some examples of content covered in these workshops include:
-Community assets and best practices for inclusive human resources management
– Local business-to-business supply chain development
– Social impact purchasing
– A history of advocacy and activism in the DTES
As we continue to raise awareness of CommunityWise we know it will bring positive exposure to your business and our Business Improvement Area, and we believe will be of true value to you as an entrepreneur and to us as an organization that works on your behalf.
We also know how busy you are as a business owner, so if you would like to send one of your management or staff we welcome you to do so. We just really want you to be involved. We have designed this to be as efficient and we hope as convenient as possible either way.
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