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:

  • Rehabilitate the buildings to preserve the culture and traditions they support
  • Stabilize and increase much-needed affordable housing,particularly for seniors
  • Strengthen the economy of Chinatown and enhance tourism by updating retail, commercial, and activity spaces
  • Foster the transfer of culture and traditions to younger generations of Chinese Canadians
  • Intensify use of the buildings to support future needs
  • Enrich Canada’s multicultural heritage


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」︒


  • 維修十二棟傳統大樓,保護宗親會及會館所支持的文化傳統,以維持華埠的國家歷史區地位︒
  • 穩定及增加為長者提供可負擔房屋︒
  • 加強華埠的經濟發展,提供零售舖位︑商業和活動空間,提升華埠成為一個國際級的旅遊區︒
  • 培育新一代的加藉華人,繼承傳統文化︒
  • 鞏固及豐富加拿大的多元文化發展︒