We offer a variety
of programs aimed at
Strathcona’s unique needs.

Documents

Keep up with issues concerning land use, public health, and more!

Please choose from the following documents:

Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting

SBIA Bylaws – Voting on the bylaws has been delayed to next years AGM in 2018 due to additional revisions needing to be made. Please contact the SBIA office with any questions.

April 2017 Newsletter

January 2017 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter

January 2017 Newsletter

Annual Report 2015-2016

Strathcona BIA – Activities & Achievements 2010 to Date

SBIA Policy Position Document

Mission / Vision

The Strathcona area is a place of history, rich diversity and long-standing independent businesses.

We aim to support the industrial lands, foster sustainability, revitalize East Hastings Street and continue to provide opportunities for new entrepreneurs.

Our vision is for Strathcona members to thrive in a mixed-use, inclusive, resilient and prosperous local economy.

It is our mission to promote a strong local economy through advocacy, cultivating relationships, supporting business participation in the community, delivering innovative programs and fostering community leaders.

For more information on BIAs, visit the City of Vancouver’s BIA page.

Staff & Board

We are always happy to bring in new members to help on our committees: Community Relations, Marketing & Communications and Sustainability. Please contact the office for more information.

The Board of Directors is comprised of members of the SBIA – property owners and business owners who volunteer their time, skills and experience to oversee the organization’s governance and operations. The Board of Directors is supported by a team of dedicated staff.

Board of Directors
  • Chair: Emma Carscadden, Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects
  • Vice-Chair: Rick Havlak, Homestead Junction
  • Treasurer & Secretary: Amanda Dalla Zanna, Savoury Chef Foods
  • Jason Gilron, Pacific Restaurant Supply
  • Peter Joe, Sunrise Soya Foods
  • Anu Kainth – Property Manager 495 Railway & 305 Alexander
  • Wayne Nelsen, Patricia Hotel
  • Braden Parker, Low Tide Properties
  • Darryl Ray – The Butler Did It Catering
  • Tammy Tsang, My Loud Speaker Marketing
Staff

Our Members

The Strathcona BIA catchment area stretches from Clark Drive in the east to Gore Avenue in the west, and from Railway Street in the north to Venables Street in the south.

Strathcona’s zoning allows for the growth of a wide variety of businesses with strong opportunities for local procurement. We have 850 members, 70% of which are industrial in nature. Also, East Hastings is being revitalized and an increasing number of food-based and high-tech businesses have been entering the area.

Industry Sectors
  • 21% – Food & Food Manufacturing
  • 15% – Manufacturing
  • 12% – Retail & Hospitality
  • 9% – Trades
  • 9% – Wholesale and Trade
  • 8% – Automotive
  • 8% – Professional Services
  • 7% – High-tech
  • 6% – Community Association
  • 5% – Artist Studio
Cumulative Property Value
  • $677,207,501 – May 2016
  • $583,455,290 – May 2015
  • $544,011,700 – March 2014
  • $494,963,900 – May 2013
  • $431,242,160 – June 2012