Strathcona Stories




Strathcona Stories are 1 on 1 chats with the people that live, work and volunteer in the neighbourhood. Topics range from current and community events, Strathcona news, issues that relate to community safety and more. If there is someone you think we should talk to, let us know by emailing


Strathcona Stories – Episode #3

Alisha Masongsong, Acting Director for Exchange Inner City 

This was such an enlightening conversation with Alisha about social procurement and community economic development in the downtown east side. We also touch on homelessness and encampments within Strathcona and the new network of social organizations in East Vancouver that has come together as a result of COVID-19.

Follow Exchange Inner City at @ExchangeCED


Strathcona Stories – Episode #2

Constable Holly Christie, Social Media Officer for the Vancouver Police Department

I sat down with Holly to talk about how the Vancouver PD officers are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the DTES, the homeless encampments in Strathcona, and how to help your neighbours (and yourself!).

Follow Holly – @HChristie2104


Strathcona Stories – Episode #1

Theo Lamb, Executive Director of the Strathcona Business Improvement Association

We sat down with Theo (virtually) to talk about what is going on, and what are the latest concerns for local businesses in Strathcona right now.

Follow the Strathcona BIA – @StrathconaBIA