The Strathcona Residents Association is a volunteer-run non-profit BC Society that was founded in 1992. Our mission is to promote the health, safety and well-being of residents living in the Strathcona neighbourhood.
Strathcona is Vancouver’s oldest, most historic and most diverse neighbourhood. Starting out as a collection of shacks around the Hastings Lumber Mill, it evolved into a residential area that became home for successive waves of immigrants. In the 1950s, planners declared it a slum and devised plans for the demolition of homes to clear the way for housing projects and a freeway. But local residents organized and ultimately prevailed. Since the 1960's, Strathcona has emerged as a lively urban village that combines a strong sense of community with close proximity to city amenities.
The SRA defines Strathcona broadly to include the area between Hastings St. and the Burrard Inlet as well as the area east of the tracks known by some as Kiwasa. Membership is free to anyone living in the area. Businesses and people working in the area are welcome to join as non-voting members.
The Strathcona Residents Association is a non-profit volunteer organization incorporated under the BC Societies Act. The current bylaws were revised and adapted on October 3, 2018 to conform to changes in the Act.
The SRA Board consists of seven volunteer directors who are elected by the membership annually at the AGM, which is normally held in November.
Below are the minutes from recent SRA Monthly Membership Meetings.
Below is an archive of all the Strathcona newsletter write ups.