The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre Association

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The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre's mandate is to provide basic needs and positive change for women and children in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. We operate a low-barrier drop-in centre and emergency night shelter in one of Canada's poorest urban communities. We exist to support and empower women and children living in extreme poverty, in an area characterized by high levels of violence, homelessness, and addictions and where women and children are particularly vulnerable. We provide practical support to over 500 women and children daily, including safe, women-only space (inclusive of transgender women), hot nutritious meals, basic needs such as clothing, toiletries, and hygiene products, computer and phone access, support services such as advocacy, HIV case management, victim services, and cultural programming. By connecting women to a continuum of care, we aim to work towards their long-term empowerment and well-being.

  • map-point302 Columbia St, Vancouver BC, V6A4J1

  • map-point(604) 681-8480

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  • map-pointContact person: Celine Chuang

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 129895959RR0001

  • map-point28 full-time staff


2018 Revenues: $4,326,578

<b>276253</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>4494</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>378012</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>44402</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>3585435</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>37982</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $4,287,684

<b>3694284</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>21498</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>371902</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>200000</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $1,810,443

<b>989172</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>482200</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>310359</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>28712</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $1,456,839

<b>415696</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>1041143</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre Association's headquarters is located at 302 Columbia St, Vancouver BC, V6A4J1.

Breakdown of Programs

40 20 15

Where the Money Goes

Receiving Organization Amount

Vancouver Foundation $200,000.00

1 gifts to qualified organizations totalled$200,000.00

Fundraising Methods

Dinners Mail