The Building Community Society was created by a group of volunteers who share a personal desire to contribute positively to the future of the Downtown Eastside. The enterprise focuses on supporting the communities that make up the Downtown Eastside in their efforts to build on their many strengths and to address the issues they face.
The Building Community Society believes that effective solutions will only occur when those most affected are fully involved in developing those solutions. We seek community partnerships and listen carefully to the advice we received.
The Building Community Society is affiliated with Sustainable Cities International, a small
catalytic organization that tackles the challenges of urban sustainability. It is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with an active network of over 40 cities in 14 countries.