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About Us

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is a registered charity founded in 2011. The organization is characterized by a spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and a passion to help the revitalization of Chinatown, one of Canada’s most iconic neighborhoods and 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. Our ongoing projects focus on creating a lasting positive impact such as affordable housing, seniors housing, and cultural and economic development.

Our Vision

We have a vision of a prosperous, vibrant, and inclusive Chinatown, where people want to live, work and play. Revitalization efforts must find a balance between preserving tradition and enabling a sustainable future for Vancouver’s Chinatown.

The Chinatown of the future is a celebration of the richness that all migrants bring to communities, of the unique products and experiences that are generated when different cultures meet.

We aspire to build a stronger, more resilient, and inclusive community, and to promote the wellbeing of those in need, while also preserving our city’s irreplaceable cultural heritage.

Our Mission

The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is dedicated to building a more resilient and inclusive community by promoting the wellbeing of those in need while preserving Chinatown’s irreplaceable cultural heritage.

Our strategy to revitalize this important neighbourhood, while preserving a unique cultural heritage is based on three pillars:

• Physical Revitalization
• Commercial Revitalization
• Cultural Revitalization

Advisory Board

John McArthur, Chair (2015-2019)
Dominic Barton
Evaleen Jaager Roy
Phil Lind
Kevin Lynch
Monica Mercier
Michael Sabia
Indira Samarasekera
Sandra Stuart
Frank Vettese
Senator Yuen Pau Woo

Careers

View career opportunities with the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation