May 18
This is good food, muchas gracias, Watari
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Watari Counselling and Support Services Society serves hot meals and prepares food hampers for the Downtown Eastside community. The group also serves as a hub for its volunteers to support each other.
May 13
OCAP anti-police surveillance action
Humberto DaSilva | Anti-poverty activists and allies gathered to resist the installation of police surveillance cameras in downtown Toronto's poorest neighbourhood.
May 7
For some it's only one paycheque away
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Eliza McCullough is a legal advocate for women in the Downtown Eastside. She has built her professional career on support work and helping women in similar situations to her.
April 30
Don't get me wrong, I love Downtown Eastside
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Brian Rutledge has lived in the Downtown Eastside for about four years. He works at Spikes on Bikes and Binners, and knows where to get a free meal.
April 29
Moms agree; the opioid crisis is a real problem
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | They came from all over B.C.'s Lower Mainland to protest the current health policy, which, they say, doesn't see the facts for what they are. Addicts have a disease, and should be treated with care.
April 28
We're here until COVID isn't
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Peer clinical adviser Guy Felicella staffs a COVID-19 vaccination table in the Downtown Eastside. COVID clinics weren't working, so they brought the vaccines to the neighbourhood.
April 27
Is it stressful? I'd say so
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Robin and Donny both work construction, live in the Downtown Eastside and hang out in Victory Square after work. They talk about the stress of living in a single-room occupancy hotel.
April 26
I appreciate everyone for what they do
Jase Tanner, Emma Gregory | Charlize talks about being evicted from her previous home, about being homeless for months and about the challenges of now living in a single-room occupancy hotel in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
April 17
Leah Gazan on the federal budget 2021
Leah Gazan | Leah Gazan is cynical of Liberal government promises for child care in Monday's budget -- promises the Liberal party has been making for 30 years.