Coordinated Community Response Network (CCRN)

The Coordinated Community Response Network (CCRN) brings together a diverse group of DTES organizations, partners, and individuals to respond to crises with the community and collectively coordinate to address the intersecting and multiple challenges in the neighbourhood


We promote open dialogue, collaboration, and response. We desire to be good allies in work being done by DTES organizations and individuals through identifying potential partnerships, finding collaborative action, supporting community-led initiatives, and advocating to the City, Province, and other stakeholders.

We work to promote community-led solutions to common problems. We engage with neighbourhood needs and concerns. We then identify the short-term, mid-term and long-term advocacy and action that supports the community's needs.

We provide information on activities, events, and updates in the DTES community via a weekly meeting and email newsletter. We also offer a directory of resources that shares the capacities each CCRN member brings to the network.

In-person and virtual meetings to
connect and share as a community.

Working groups on specific issues in the neighbourhood including housing, government relations, media, and coordinated emergency response.

Collaboration and co-creation of community-led solutions for the DTES neighbourhood.


The CCRN is active in our efforts to support DTES residents, organizations, and the greater community. Please read stories where we have used our collective voice to advocate for the neighbourhood.

Land Acknowledgement

The CCRN gathers and collaborates on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Any work we do as a network must embed ideals and practices of decolonization and reconciliation. We recognize the space we take up as non-profits in the DTES neighbourhood, as individuals on stolen land, and as a network gathering together.

CCRN Funders