Over 100 passionate people spoke in support of CCAP and the Low-Income Caucus at the DTES LAP meeting this week. Were you one of the speakers? Please email your speech to email@example.com or drop a copy off in our office. We’re working with the Mainlander to make a booklet.
Read about the Local Area Planning Process Committee Low-Income Caucus position on the Local Area Plan and CCAP’s position here.
Read 2013 CCAP Hotel Survey and Housing Report: “No Place To Go: Losing Affordable Housing & Community”
The Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) is a project of the board of the Carnegie Community Centre Association. CCAP works mostly on housing, income, and land use issues in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver so that the area can remain a low income friendly community. CCAP works with DTES residents in speaking out on their own behalf for the changes they would like to see in their neighbourhood.
CCAP volunteer meetings are every Friday at 11:15 in the classroom (3rd floor, 1st door on right) in the Carnegie Theatre. All DTES residents and friends are welcome.
The Local Area Planning Process (LAPP)
CCAP has been working with low-income members of the LAP Committee to make sure that DTES low-income communities are represented in the LAPP. You can read about the LAPP and our thoughts on “Emerging Directions”, the City’s Draft Plan, on our City Planning page. Keep checking the page to get the latest on the LAPP. We’re expecting the city to have a draft document ready in October.
After pouring over technical documents and listening to DTES residents talk about our visions for our neighbourhood for many years,the low-income LAPP caucus created an alternative plan for the DTES: The Social Justice Zone! Read our DTES Community Plan for a Social Justice Zone statement or drop by our office (2nd floor of the Carnegie Centre) to pick up the Social Justice Zone brochure and to discuss it with us.
Carnegie Association Statement on Gentrification and Anti-Gentrification Protests
Gena Thompson, President of the Carnegie Community Centre Association, issued the following statement today April 11, 2013.
Carnegie Community Centre Association