Legal Materials & Community Reports

Legal materials in the DTES:

  • Legal Services Society offers publications on tenant rights and legal resources for families and children, including family law court forms.
  • Pivot Legal writes reports on Canada’s sex work laws, housing and homelessness, police accountability and the rights of drug users.
  • The BC Civil Liberties Association publishes handbooks, position papers, and reports on topics like democratic rights, drug policy, freedom of expression, human rights, national security, police accountability, and privacy.

DTES Reports

Downtown Eastside Information Hub Survey

This report maps income generation opportunities in the DTES.

Downtown Eastside Second Generation Health System Strategy

This plan outlines a strategy to improve health outcomes in the DTES.

City of Vancouver Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan

The City of Vancouver’s plan to make the area a “healthy place for all.”

Social Pediatrics Initiative

An overview of a program in the DTES that seeks to provide better access to care for families and children.