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The BC government and the City of Vancouver are opening additional winter emergency shelter spaces, providing new rent supplements, and adding more long-term housing supports during the cold and wet weather season for people who are homeless.
Amber Dawn’s How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir (Arsenal Pulp Press), a memoir on a woman’s experiences as a sex trade worker, writer, student, and activist is the winner of the 2013 City of Vancouver Book Award.
The City of Vancouver celebrated the achievements of outstanding individuals and organizations with the presentation of the 2013 Access and Inclusion and Cultural Harmony Awards today. Find out who received the awards.
Vancouver was awarded "Best Green Policy" for its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan by the World Green Building Council.
Vancouver’s outstanding creative talents will be recognized for their achievements with the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the City of Vancouver Book Award at a special ceremony on November 22 at Telus World of Science.
A new task force will bring expertise from the community together to advise the Vancouver Park Board on how to better engage partners, volunteers and neighborhood groups on environmental education and stewardship opportunities in parks and at community centres.
The City has appointed a new Director of Communications, Rena Kendall-Craden. Ms. Kendall-Craden brings 11 years of provincial government communications experience to the City having served as Communications Director for eight ministries in both economic and social portfolios.
The Vancouver Park Board is partnering with the Canadian Red Cross to help the people of the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Cash donations to the Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Fund will be accepted in specially marked boxes at 23 community centres in neighborhoods across the city.
Learn about a new program to recycle cigarette butts launched by the City of Vancouver and TerraCycle.
If you receive garbage, recycling, or Green Bin collection from the City, you can now download a smartphone app called VanCollect to keep track of your collection schedule and more.