Our VisionAnchoring Changes, Reviving Traditions
The Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association (CSHBA) was incorporated in 2008. It is a mutual assistance organization with an objective of helping one another to rehabilitate the society owned heritage buildings in Chinatown. The membership consists of organizations that own heritage buildings and individuals who support the conservation of Chinatown.
Fred's work in Chinatown includes the conservation of heritage buildings, the designation of the neighbourhood as a national historic site, and organizing community efforts for the founding of the Chinese Cultural Centre and the Vancouver International Dragon Boat Festival Society.
Society heritage buildings are an important part of Chinatown’s urban and social fabric. In response to City Council’s approval of the Society Buildings Rehabilitation Strategy in 2007, Society leaders formed the Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association (CSHBA) in 2008.
During the past 10 years CSHBA has assisted our member organizations in conducting feasibility studies to rehabilitate the century old heritage buildings with financial assistance from the City of Vancouver. CSHBA also conducted a survey on the needs of Chinese Canadian artists and artistic organizations in Vancouver. At present we are working towards a solution to support the Chinese Society Legacy Program with financial assistance from Vancity Credit Union and City of Vancouver.