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Jennifer Crolow

Home for Good

By | Affordable Housing, Community Life, Grandview Woodlands | No Comments

Co:Here has a new tag line: “home for good.” We are excited about this tag line as it represents well what we are trying to accomplish. We came to this as our tag line of choice for the layers of meaning it holds and the hope it holds out for the members of this community. Our hope is that the Co:Here building will be a home for both doing good and being good, where being…

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Development Application

By | Affordable Housing, Grandview Woodlands | No Comments

In December 2013, the City of Vancouver posted Development Application signage along the edges of the parking lot at the corner of 1st and Victoria announcing to the neighbourhood and all passersby Co:Here’s application for permission to develop this spot for ‘Social Housing.’ This signage gives the neighbourhood the opportunity to view some of the details of the building plan as well as to connect with city planners with any questions or concerns they may have….

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(pictured above: Shiloh Minor (GCBC), Erin Thrift (SCS) and Michael Guenter (Co:Here Foundation) signing agreement )

Development Agreement Signing

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Shiloh Minor (GCBC), Erin Thrift (SCS) and Michael Guenter (Co:Here Foundation) signing agreement On September 30th, 2013 representatives from the four stakeholders of the Co-Here Community building project gathered in the apartment of Johanna Suttor-Doerksen, Salsbury Community Society (SCS) staff member, to sign and to celebrate.  Individuals representing Co:Here Foundation, Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, Hawthorne Charitable Foundation and SCS put their names down in ink to ratify our Development Agreement which has been long in…

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Toward Forming a Community

By | Community Life | No Comments

With the backdrop of a summer 2014 ground breaking for the Co:Here Community Building thoughts and efforts of Salsbury Community Society (SCS) staff and board turn towards the individuals who will be living there and what life within the building could look like. While the tenants themselves are yet unconfirmed SCS’ hope and endeavour is to offer them a solid framework, foundation and safe beginning point from which to build and grow their own particular…

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Co:Here Foundation Incorporated

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The name ‘Co:Here’ originated as the title for a newsletter of Salsbury Community Society (SCS), then became a housing initiative under the umbrella of SCS, and is now its own registered charitable foundation. Throughout this change, adaptation and growth, SCS  provided the support, strength and foundation from which we now move. While there was much goodness, camaraderie and strength in this partnership, Co:Here came to realize that stepping out from SCS would be an essential…

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