Economic Well Being

To build healthy communities, Our Place knows there must be a healthy economy – i.e. business opportunities that are genuinely profitable while providing employment opportunities for local residents.

Partners representing employers include the Business Improvements Associations for Strathcona, Gastown and Hastings Crossing.

We are also partnering with social enterprises like Mission Possible as well as organizations like EMBERS, our local community economic development organizations that will assist in training and supporting a local labour pool.

Through our partnerships we will inform the City of Vancouver’s local area planning process, ensuring that there is a solid economic base in addition to any social programs and services operating in the community.

Long Term Outcomes:

- Residents have basic needs for good food and safe shelter met within the community

- Parents are able to provide enriching experiences for their children