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Our Vision

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is a registered non-profit organization committed to the revitalization of Chinatown, one of Canada’s most iconic neighbourhoods in the historic heart of Vancouver. The Foundation is dedicated to building a more resilient and inclusive community by promoting the well-being of those in need, while preserving Chinatown’s irreplaceable cultural heritage. As a community builder, the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation mobilizes resources and acts as a catalyst by bringing together thoughtful minds with on-the-ground insight -- people who care about our community -- to help solve some of our city’s biggest challenges.

Our Work

Our community projects focus on creating a lasting positive impact such as affordable housing, seniors housing, and cultural and economic development.

58 W Hastings

A 10-storey structure with 230 social and affordable housing units and a 50,000 square-foot purpose-built integrated health centre

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May Wah Hotel

A historic single room occupancy (SRO) hotel in Chinatown that houses over 100 low income residents

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Chinatown Storytelling Centre

A purpose-built cultural space that shares the stories of the arduous path from Chinese immigrant to Canadian citizen told through the lens of Vancouver’s Chinatown

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Chinatown Vintage

A community thrift shop of gently used women’s clothing and accessories where 100% of proceeds support the revitalization of Chinatown

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