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Transportation Advocacy Plan

We’re developing a Transportation Advocacy Plan for Strathcona As part of our Sustainability work this year, the SBIA will be developing a comprehensive advocacy plan for transportation in our district that integrates all transportation modes with business interests and relevant municipal and regional plans. We have received a grant for $20,000 from the Real Estate… (Read More)

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Advocacy Update

On October 29 the SBIA published an open letter in the Vancouver Sun expressing concerns about the consultation process ahead of two supervised injection services (SIS) in Strathcona. Since then the SBIA has been working on a number of follow up areas. We hosted a member event to discuss the two proposed SISs on November… (Read More)

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SBIA Renewal

Successful Renewal The Strathcona BIA Renewal process has concluded. On March 8, 2017 City Council approved the renewal term of seven years through 2024 and the funding cap. During the various consultation sessions members identified many key priorities such as beautification initiatives and public perception of the area, as well as wanting to see continued… (Read More)

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Recycle In Strathcona – JJ Bean Railway

JJ Bean Railway’s Recycle In Strathcona Experience JJ Bean Railway at 460 Railway Street is a member of the Recycle In Strathcona program. This program is a Strathcona BIA partnership with zero-waste service provider Recycling Alternative and pedal-powered Shift Delivery that offers cost-effective and customized recycling services for SBIA members. JJ Bean Railway significantly increased… (Read More)

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Looking Forward to 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a very busy year. The City’s Renewal outreach will be concluding in January with the process going to Council for ratification in February. The SBIA will be moving toward implementation of projects such as its advocacy work and co-hosting a community health dialogue on January 19, details of which… (Read More)

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Community Benches

As part of the 2016 Hastings Urban Tree Nursery expansion, three beautiful new benches have been added to the Strathcona streetscape. You’ll find them at 649 E Hastings Street, 901 E Hastings Street, and 477 Powell Street. Haeccity Architecture, a small architecture firm located in Strathcona, approached SBIA with a customizable bench design and generously… (Read More)

Members voting in support of SBIA renewal term for 7 years.

AGM and Renewal

We are pleased to announce that at the 2016 Annual General Meeting held on September 28, 2016 at the Pink Pearl Restaurant, members unanimously voted in support of the renewal term of 7 years, the cap of $7.449M and the 17/18 budget. The Board of Directors expresses its thanks and gratitude to the many members… (Read More)

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SBIA Renewal

The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2000. We serve more than 850 business and commercial properties within our catchment area and provide advocacy, marketing, property maintenance, safety and sustainability services to our members. Funding is provided through a BIA levy, mandated by a City of Vancouver bylaw that is… (Read More)

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Small Biz- BC Job Grant Program

Small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) looking to hire or train staff can receive one-on-one assistance to help understand and access funds from the Canada- B.C. Job Grant program. The program is a partnership between the Province of BC and Small Business BC aimed at strengthening small businesses in BC, improving access to grants and… (Read More)