A Community Website for
Vancouver's First Neighbourhood
photo credit


Incomplete list of formally passed SRA policy resolutions, ordered by date.

Supported Injection Sites and strategies for healthy community

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Be it Resolved that the Strathcona Residents' Association supports the Vancouver Coastal Health application for two new supervised injection sites within the Downtown Eastside Mental Health and Substance Use Drop-In Centre (528 Powell St.) and the Heatley Integrated Health Centre (330 Heatley St.) as part of a harm reduction response to the growing drug crisis.

Be it further resolved that the SRA work to develop a supportive collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), The City, Vancouver Area Network Drug Users (VANDU), Vancouver Police Department (VPD), local residents and businesses to discuss and develop strategies around the overall health and long term vision for the community, inclusive of all its residents.

Moved by Pete Fry, Seconded by Sholto Scruton, passed unanimously

Position on Viaducts May 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Be it resolved that the we support the removal of the viaducts in principle only, on the express condition that the removal in principle is a necessary precursor to the development of an Eastern Core Strategy. We do not support the physical removal of the viaducts without said strategy; a strategy than involves all the local stakeholders and that explicitly results in the reclassification of Prior Street from an 'arterial' to a 'local residential street' with incumbent major reductions in traffic, improvements to safety, and redesign of the public realm."

Moved by Council, passed unanimously

Position on 30-30-30 income/housing mix

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Be it resolved that the SRA formally endorses the 30-30-30 housing mix (shelter/subsidized/supportive - affordable rental - market) as a model for a healthy community where everyone can thrive."

Moved by Council, carried unanimously

Support for Social Housing Coalition BC call for 10,000 new units/year province-wide

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Be it resolved that the SRA supports the demands of the Social Housing Coalition BC for 10,000 new units of housing to be built every year in BC" *

For purpose of clarity, this resolution for 10,000 new units per year is province-wide (not Strathcona).
Social Housing Coalition BC define social housing as:
- Non-institutional housing that is owned by government, a non-profit group or a co-op;
- Not run for profit;
- Available to people with very low incomes who pay either 30% of their income or the welfare shelter amount for rent;
- Available to ALL who need it. No one will be excluded from a social housing unit because their income is too low. If a social housing resident increases their income, they don’t have to move, but their rent will go up as they pay 30% of their income for rent.

Moved by Pete Fry, carried unanimously with two abstentions

Motion to Support the Great Beginnings Clean Street Team

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

That the Strathcona Residents' Association recognizes and values the significant and valuable work that Great Beginnings Clean Streets team does here in Strathcona and DTES, particularly with regards to dangerous trash on the streets adjacent to Strathcona Elementary. We also appreciate that this program serves an important function in providing meaningful opportunities for people who might otherwise face employment barriers, allowing them to work and contribute to the community. We feel Great Beginnings Clean Streets team is an important community program and urge the City of Vancouver's continued funding.

Moved by Council, carried unanimously

Vote to retain East-West stop signs at Hawks and Union

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In light of low cyclist compliance, that the SRA supports a special crosswalk and stopsign designation as seen in school zones, etc. as part of a larger pedestrian safety strategy along the Union Street /Adanac Bikeway

Moved by Rick Archambault, seconded by Jack Fraser, carried unanimously

Motion from the SRA Council to support Villa Cathay rezoning application

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

That the SRA recognizes and appreciates the work Villa Cathay Care Home does for Chinese seniors in our community; that we support their application to expand and improve their facilities as detailed in their re-zoning application; and that we work with the Villa Cathay and their architects to ensure appropriate street frontages and Community Amenity Contributions

Carried unanimously

Motion to develop an official planning position

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

That the SRA engage and work with the City of Vancouver on a Social Impact Assessment and visioning for the entire Strathcona Community and that the SRA form a committee to facilitiate this City work and develop a Strathcona Planning Position

Moved by SRA Council, carried by majority vote, two objections

Motion to elect/appoint an SRA representative on the DTES LAPP Committee

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

That the accept the City’s offer to participate in the Area Planning process by having an SRA representative on the committee, that the SRA contact the City in this regard, and that the SRA duly elect or appoint a representative.

Moved by Alan Bronso, Carried by majority with two objections, one abstention

Strathcona Residents' Association resolves to offer conditional support of viaducts removal

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Be it resolved that the SRA supports the City of Vancouver’s removing the Georgia & Dunsmuir Viaducts with the following conditions: that local area collector status and improved amenity are provided to Prior/Venables Streets; that a plan to stitch the urban fabric of Main Street back together is developed; that safe, quality connections are provided to False Creek and Strathcona Park; that traffic be routed around, not through Strathcona; that affected existing bike routes be re-established; that the City of Vancouver think creatively about solutions that mitigate the affect of traffic along Powell and Hastings Streets.

Moved: Graham Elvidge, Seconded: Jack Fraser