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International Women’s Day marks 24-hour daily opening for Downtown Eastside shelter for women

For Immediate Release March 8, 2019 – Coast Salish Territories Vancouver, B.C. – A long-time need for women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) has become a reality with the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre’s (DEWC) emergency night shelter transitioning… Read More

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Happy 41st Birthday, DEWC!

On March 1, 1978, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was officially incorporated as a charitable non-profit (although prior to these years, women were serving soup, offering support, and connecting with one another in various ways). Since then, we’ve… Read More

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“It feels like a family here”: A Conversation with Mrs. Lo

As the Lunar New Year approaches, we are celebrating the many Chinese seniors who are part of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre community. Today, we’re sharing an interview with long-time member Mrs. Lo. This interview was first released in… Read More

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Statement of Support for Unist’ot’en Camp and Wet’suwet’en Leadership

“There is a direct connection between violence against the earth and violence against women.” -Lee Maracle The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) stands in support with Unist’ot’en Camp and Wet’suwet’en Leadership in their peaceful defense of Wet’suwet’en lands… Read More

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A Very Merry Thank You

As the holiday season continues and the year draws to an end, all of us at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) extend our heartfelt gratitude for the generosity shown this season. From organizing donation drives,  collecting much-needed… Read More

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The DTES Women’s Artisan Collective: Creating & Crafting for Cultural Healing

With the holidays just around the corner, support the artist and artisans of DEWC by joining us at the upcoming Winter Markets!   The Downtown Eastside (DTES) Women’s Artisan Collective is a new program, developed from the work… Read More

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“The Women’s Centre is like a home to me,” A Conversation with Mrs. Li

Today’s Giving Tuesday! In honour of the occasion, we’re sharing a conversation with one of our members, Mrs. Li. You can also read last year’s interview with Elaine for Giving Tuesday. Mrs. Li is one of the many… Read More

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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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