Inner City Economic Strategy

“The Inner City Economic Strategy seeks to bring together the residents of the community, with other residents, businesses, service providers and all levels government. The City of Vancouver is committed to working with the community to create a comprehensive economic strategy which seeks to empower the residents of the Downtown Eastside. Unique populations have to be considered, women, Aboriginal, youth, immigrant and the aging population”


Check out AHA Media’s Coverage of the Inner City Economic Strategy Forum that took place on September 22, 2012

Legal Aid Services BC

The Legal Services Society is a non-profit organization which works to provide legal information, advice and representation services to people with low incomes. The society is accountable to the public and independent of the Canadian government. 

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ALIVE & GEN7 at the 1st Annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity Conference

GEN 7 Messenger Martina at the National Aboriginal Physical Activity Conference

Members of ALIVE and youth messengers from the GEN7 program recently attended and volunteered at the 1st Annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity Conference, hosted by the Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle (APACC). The Conference was held as an opportunity to discuss and share ideas about the promotion of Aboriginal health and well-being through sport, recreation and physical activity. As the nation’s largest conference concerning physical activity in the Aboriginal community, The 1st Annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle was a unique opportunity for education and networking.

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ALIVE and partners Launch the Gen7 Aboriginal Youth Role Model Program


February 20th marked the launch of the new Gen 7 Aboriginal Role Model program, a partnership initiative between ALIVE and Motivate Canada, a national youth-driven development organization. The program will be coordinated by ALIVE through 5 local community centres:  Britannia, Ray-Cam, Strathcona, Trout Lake, and Hastings. Gen 7 will provide the youth with training and mentorship to build leadership capacity and develop their skills through sport and physical activity. The program incorporates a place-based approach, as Messengers draw on inspiration from native elders as well as the tools and resources offered by community partners.

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New Vancouver Community Centre Funding Model Approved After 9 Hour Public Meeting

ALIVE’s Executive Director, Scott Clark, spoke at the public meeting on Feb. 4th in favour of pooling community centre revenues and services. It ended with the city’s park commissioners voting to go ahead with implementing the new funding model which the park board states will create equity between have and have-not community centres. The proposal was met with much opposition.

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ALIVE on Shaw TV

ALIVE Executive Director Scott Clark took part in a segment with Don Walchuk on Shaw TV for ICTV’s After Hours program. In the interview, he discusses ALIVE’s purpose, mandate and work.

See AHA media’s coverage of the full interview here