The program’s priority is to stabilize the 12 society-owned buildings, to activate underused spaces, and to conserve heritage features.
In 2016 Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association, with seed funds from City of Vancouver and Vancity Credit Union, launched the Chinese Society Legacy Program to rehabilitate 12 society-owned heritage buildings. Phase 1 includes five Societies preparing business plans for the longterm needs of their Society, the development of a fundraising strategy, and the exploration of community bonds as a financing tools.
These 12 heritage buildings are in poor condition and at risk. Their loss would be tremendous for Vancouver’s Chinatown, one of the largest and oldest in North America.
The Legacy Program has ambitious objectives:
2016年獲得溫哥華市政府及 Vancity Credit Union 的資金支持，CSHBA 啟動「溫哥華華埠宗親會及會館傳承計劃」︒