Our Projects

  • Vancouver

    Sending Smiles

    A Volunteer Opportunity for Youth to Help Alleviate Loneliness among Older Adults

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    Vancouver

    BanVanWaste

    BanVanWaste is a workshop-seminar that promotes a Zero Waste lifestyle by educating, empowering, and harnessing the power of youth. Inspiring young people to take action and get involved.

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    Metro Vancouver

    VanCityNeeds

    A glowing, visually stimulating installation which uses a QR code decal to connect participants with an online survey. Our aim is to engage youth between the ages of 18 and 25, and to find out what they need in order for the city to feel complete, connected, and culturally vibrant.

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    Vancouver

    VanCanPlan Scavenger Hunt

    We “VanCanPlan”-ed an interactive scavenger hunt and engagement tool that fosters community connections amongst youth while gaining insight on youth opinions. Scavenger hunt locations introduce participants to local businesses or organizations within their community. Participants then fill in a short survey about resiliency and emergency preparedness to unlock clues to the next location and are entered in a prize draw.

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    Vancouver

    Stories of Victoria-Fraserview

    A visual storytelling project that aims to amplify Victoria-Fraserview residents’ lived experiences through mural and street art. Our group of UBC graduate students are working alongside Wendy Mendes (CoV), Zahra Esmail (SVNH), and other city planners, community programmers, and artists to make it happen.

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    Metro Vancouver

    Project Tenantable Tents

    Homeless persons deserve a dignified and habitable living experience in their transition out of temporary living arrangements, such as tent cities. With COVID-19 prevention in mind, Project Tenantable Tents aims to provide basic living amenities to improve sanitation and habitability for the growing Strathcona Park Tent City, while the City of Vancouver works to house campers in more permanent accommodations.

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    Metro Vancouver

    MyCityMyPark

    MyCityMyPark is an engagement initiative aiming to address the gap between youth voices, and parks in Vancouver. Our goal is to support the Vancouver Plan by promoting equity in the City. We created a platform that inspires youth to voice their vision for parks. This is your City. They're your parks.

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    Vancouver

    FridgeShare: Community Fridges For People to Exchange Food For Free

    FridgeShare exists to address food insecurity and food waste through mutual-aid. A FridgeShare is a community fridge for people to share excess food with those in need. People take what they need or leave what they can, while supporting collective solutions for food insecurity and food waste in our city.

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    Metro Vancouver

    FoodWhere?

    FoodWhere? centres on data from food assets for the Latin American community in Vancouver. We used an environmental scan to analyze online information. We found several information gaps and a lack of food assets which might intensify the food insecurity of this community, in Vancouver.

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    Vancouver

    Exploring our Roles

    Exploring our Roles is an online conversation club for newcomers to look at the topics of colonization, reconciliation, and systemic racism. In this conversation club, we emphasized that we all have a role and responsibility to play in taking meaningful action towards reconciliation.

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    Vancouver

    Expanding Mobility: Equity in Active Transportation

    Equity in active transportation means improving the quality of life of community members by increasing their opportunities to access life-enriching activities through high-quality routes and active transportation options. By using our suggested unbiased census and survey metrics, it’s possible to identity inequity and enact initiatives that can then be measured to ensure efficiency.

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    Metro Vancouver

    2013 LFAP: Local Food Action Plan Literature Review

    Students from UBC present their literature review for the Vancouver Park Board and CityStudio Vancouver. The question we focused on was how should urban gardens be planned to decolonize and provide a safe space for Indigenous communities?

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    Metro Vancouver

    Tell-a-Friend 3

    Feasibility report for a Tell-a-Friend initiative being integrated into an existing community or immigration support program.

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    Mount Pleasant

    The Lounge

    The Lounge is an alley activation project that aims to provide people of different personalities a safe space to relax, interact, and connect in a highly urbanized setting.

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    Renfrew-Collingwood, Vancouver

    Equity in Leisure Accessibility

    Expand options, market awareness and remove barriers to increase leisure access use and achieve equity in the widening gap between income and affordability.

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    The Lauren

    Ask Lauren

    Community concierge pilot project creating vertical communities in apartment buildings.

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  • Cultivate Inclusivity
    Connecting employment agencies with employers to uplift individuals that face barriers to employment
    Neighbourhood Clubhouse
    Sunset Solutions – Tree Planting, Care & Retention
    De-Reconstruction
    StudyHubble (Study, Connect, Socialize)
    Expanding Leisure
    7 Symbols of Granville
    Vancouver
    Engaging With Vancouver Millennials
    Determining how the City of Vancouver can best engage with millennials in the city-wide planning process.
    Vancouver
    Vancouver Underwater
    City-wide Plan advertising campaign.
    Metro Vancouver
    Tell-a-Friend 3
    Feasibility report for a Tell-a-Friend initiative being integrated into an existing community or immigration support program.
    Metro Vancouver
    LAP – WHAT? HOW? WHY? ENJOY!
    A non-digital marketing strategy to increase awareness and engagement of the Leisure Access Program.
    Vancouver Recreation Centres
    Family Townhall
    An engaging and inclusive method of participatory planning.
    Mount Pleasant
    The Lounge
    The Lounge is an alley activation project that aims to provide people of different personalities a safe space to relax, interact, and connect in a highly urbanized setting.
    Renfrew-Collingwood, Vancouver
    Equity in Leisure Accessibility
    Expand options, market awareness and remove barriers to increase leisure access use and achieve equity in the widening gap between income and affordability.
    Vancouver
    Be Smart with Sharps
    Research and recommendations for a safe sharp disposal education campaign.
    Marine Gateway
    A Home for Everyone: The Densifiers
    Using mental mapping to create positive notions of high density living.
    Skytrain Stations
    BlueBox
    Unboxing the stigma around mental health.
    Harvest Community Foods
    Bike ‘n Business
    Helping to create bike-friendly businesses.
    Downtown Eastside (DTES)
    312 Main Community Asset Mapping
    Building the foundation to a resilient neighbourhood.
    The Lauren
    Ask Lauren
    Community concierge pilot project creating vertical communities in apartment buildings.