New app links DTES residents to services

This article originally appeared in The Globe and Mail on Dec. 7, 2015. Arriving at a shelter after the last bed is filled or last hot meal is served can be devastating to someone in need. A new, web-based app – the mobile version is coming – has launched to link Vancouver’s vulnerable and homeless…

Breaking through social stigma in Railtown: Vancouver design firm welcomes PHS social housing to the neighbourhood

When the Alexander Street Community social-housing project was first announced in 2009, the staff at Dossier Creative were asked to sign a petition against it. Dossier Creative and Alexander Street Community share an intersection in Vancouver’s funky, up-and-coming Railtown neighbourhood. Dossier, a company that has been in Railtown for 23 years, has its office in…