EIC welcomes new Director
Exchange Inner City is pleased to announce the appointment of our new director, Michelle Lackie. Michelle brings a wealth of experience in social change work; influencing organizations, teams and individuals to be self-reflective, create more inclusive systems, and ultimately an open and accessible environment where all can thrive. She has held senior positions in non-profit organizations, successfully leading groups through organizational change and in developing programs aimed at community engagement, learning and empowerment. Please join us in welcoming Michelle as she reaches to build relationships with EIC members and community partners and residents.
We wrote a letter in response to a Vancouver Courier article released on August 19th, titled 'How do you explain Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to tourists? It's complicated...' The Vancouver Courier agreed to publish it in their letter section. Read below for the story we like to tell tourists...
Wondering what's new with Exchange Inner City? Read all about it here.
Our friends at Buy Social Canada have recently released a very helpful guidebook for all your social procurement related needs and questions, but that's not at all! They have also released their very own Social Value Scorecard to support the identification, monitoring, and evaluation of community benefit agreements on Canadian infrastructure and development projects. You can download both of these helpful tools for free from their website today.
There is a lot happening this month! Read on to find out about the City of Vancouver's new CBA Policy and how you can get involved in supporting this Policy at City Council, as well as learn about all the other wonderful community events happening in the inner city this September.