Take The Pledge!

Community Economic Development requires actions by all of us  – local businesses, anchor institutions, social enterprises, non-profits, individuals – to create economic opportunities that improve social conditions. 

We, the undersigned, recognize the value of Community Economic Development (CED) as a critical strategy to build equity for residents in the Downtown Eastside and marginalized communities across Vancouver. We commit to actively pursuing how we can make CED a part of our work.

Join 35+ others who have already committed, and SIGN THE CED PLEDGE!

Signed by:

  • Mary Aylesworth, Simon Fraser University
  • Lesli Boldt, Boldt Communications
  • Scott Carson, Modern Niagara
  • Gordon Casey, BRAVE COOP
  • Tom Conway, Small Business BC
  • Brianne de Man, Binners’ Project
  • Cass DePetrillo, A Better Life Foundation
  • Steven Eastman, Wick’s Cafe, Back Home Furnishings
  • Michelle Fenton, Khora Architecture
  • Maark Friesen, Columbia College
  • Kanatiio Gabriel, Dudes Club
  • Cara Goggs, CleanStart BC
  • Alice Henry, Share Reuse Repair Iniatitive
  • Asadeh R. Hessami, Jonnon Collective
  • Matt Hessey, Hessey Consulting + Architecture
  • Cody Irwin, ShareWares
  • Charlotte Lewthwaite, CleanStart BC
  • Bobby MacDonald, Union Gospel Mission
  • Alisha Masongsong, City of Vancouver
  • Sean Miles, Binners’ Project
  • Joshua Millard, Demolition: Impossible Inc.
  • Emiko Morita, Powell Street Festival
  • Ari Ng, Our Community Bikes
  • Marcia Nozick, EMBERS Staffing Solutions
  • Niamh O’Sullivan, Buy Social Canada
  • Derek Senft, Tricor Pacific
  • Matt Smedley, Mission Possible
  • Kennedy Stewart, City of Vancouver (Mayor)
  • Riya Talwar, City of Vancouver
  • Harsh Thakkar, DIVERSEcity Community Services
  • Garance Thery, A Better Life Foundation
  • Cherie White, Steadfast Development
  • Tori Williamson, Buy Social Canada
  • Duncan Wlodarczak, Onni Group