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Letter to Council: 100% Social Housing at 58 W Hastings

Coast Salish Territories – Today, a Motion was brought to City Council to recommit to the vision of 100% welfare/pension rate social housing at 58 W Hastings, initially promised by former mayor Gregor Robertson. As project development went… Read More

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The DTES Women’s Market: It’s More Than Just a Market

We’re proud to introduce the first in a new blog series of personal reflections, exploring stories and shedding light on the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre community. This piece on the Downtown Eastside Women’s Market was written by Christina,… Read More

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Did you know that today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (or Indigenous Peoples Day)? The theme set by the UN for this year is Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement as a result of loss… Read More

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Go Team DEWC!

With 21 days left until the Scotiabank 5K & Half-Marathon, fundraising is in full swing by DEWC staff, Board members, volunteers, and supporters for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is part of the Scotiabank Half-Marathon… Read More

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Empowered to Speak Out and Give Back: An Interview with Priscillia Tait

Priscillia Tait is a familiar face around the Downtown Eastside, especially if you’ve seen any community theatre productions or been to the Heart of the City festival. She is also on the Board of Directors at DEWC, a… Read More

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“A Place of Sanctuary:” Cultural Safety & the Clothing Room

Leading up to this year’s BC Elders Gathering in Duncan, the Elders group has started work on crafting regalia alongside Indigenous young women and youth. Larissa (pictured at left measuring fabric) has been a member and volunteer at… Read More

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“Safe Haven Within the Trenches” Victim Services Spotlight

As the hearings for the National Inquiry wrap up and the media spotlight moves on, Indigenous women continue to face the brunt of violence and intergenerational trauma, especially in the Downtown Eastside. Around 70% of women who access… Read More

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Happy 40th Birthday, DEWC!

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was incorporated on March 21, 1978. From grassroots beginnings back in the late 60s, serving soup from a household kitchen on Pender Street, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre has always been rooted in… Read More

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International Women’s Day with & for DEWC!

This March 8 for International Women’s Day, supporters all over the city are hosting events in support of DEWC. We invite you to join in the efforts by giving as you are able, spreading the word, and/or attending… Read More

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Vision for 100% Social Housing at 58 West Hastings

Coast Salish Territories – On January 16th, there was a public hearing at City Hall concerning a rezoning application for 58 West Hastings. The application includes housing, but not at rates that are affordable to those on welfare… Read More

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