DTES Information Hub

Welcome to the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Information Hub. Use this portal to find research, reports, and community-generated materials with a focus on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Click on the icons below to find descriptions, plain language summaries, and full-text articles.

Women’s health

Drug use

Indigenous health

Income generation and assistance

Housing and living spaces


Research resources

Digitizing community memories


Connect directly to free full-text research on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside through UBC Open Collections by clicking on the green button below.



About the Info Hub

The DTES Information Hub is part of the ‘Making Research Accessible’ initiative (MRAi), which aims to respond to a need identified by residents and organizations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES): the need to access to high-quality research and information relevant to local issues. Led by the UBC Learning Exchange, the MRAi is a collaborative project with UBC Library, the Public Scholars Initiative, the Community Engagement Office and our partners in the DTES.