Our Mission

We serve more than 650 businesses and property owners in a central portion of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) stretching from Richards St. to Gore Ave. along Hastings St. and portions of Pender, Cordova, Main and Powell St.
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HxBIA is an organization that takes a leadership role in managing change and shaping a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable local economy here in the Downtown Eastside. Through collaboration with its business members, grassroots, government, private sector and non-profit partners we bridge the needs of local businesses with the capacity of community focused organizations to foster a vibrant, healthy and diverse area for all – whether you’re here every day or just for the afternoon.


To promote and support our members, business owners and property owners, to advocate on their behalf and contribute to the social, cultural and economic health of our area through innovation, partnership and collaboration with other stakeholders in the community. To be a BIA unlike any other, driven by strong social and environmental values and with a dedication to the authentic urban culture of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, we are the social innovation BIA.

Click here to view our Constitution and By-Laws.

Click here to see current projects and our strategic plan.

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