Vancouver Urban Core Community Workers' Association
Organization profile published 1981

Publisher:  Vancouver Urban Core Community Worker's Association, Vancouver, Canada
Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2245

The goals of the Vancouver Urban Core Community Workers' Association (VUCCWA) are to provide a setting for informaiton sharing, collective action and mutual support for people from the various agencies in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Abstract:  The goals of the Vancouver Urban Core Community Workers' Association (VUCCWA) are to provide a setting for informaiton sharing, collective action and mutual support for people from the various agencies in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Throughout 1980, the association struggled with a number of issues in the area. A Prescription Drug Abuse Committee was dissolved in early 1980 because it had been successful in lobbying for a computer program that would alert pharmacists to those with six or more prescriptions per month. The group has also been challenging the Alcohol and Drug Commission about the nature of a compulsory detoxification center, however with much less success. Housing has been a primary concern for many of the participants. The association explored the new by-laws on the standards of maintenance of hotels and was pleased to see the construction of a women's housing unit begin. As in past years, the group sponsored a Hard Times Festival as a good time for the community and a fundraising venture. The association expects to continue pursuing the concerns of housing, and special needs of the Downtown Eastside. It also hopes to gain more clarity about what kinds of collective actions are possible for this association of people from over forty agencies.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.

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