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UGM / History & Land Acknowledgement

The Communities We Serve

Land Acknowledgement

With humble gratitude, we acknowledge that our sites are located on the traditional unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and the Sto:lo First Nations.


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Honouring Diversity

From the traditional Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, to Chinatown, Japantown, and Hogan’s Alley, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has always been a diverse community. Today, it continues being called home by individuals and families with a wide range of life experiences and cultural backgrounds. 

From Vancouver to New Westminster, Surrey, and across the Fraser Valley, we’re grateful to provide loving spaces for people to gather.

Our heart is to celebrate our neighbourhoods’ diversity of history and cultures, and to love and serve their communities well.

Our History

Since we founded in 1940, our mission has always been to serve and uplift communities. 

We’ve seen incredible life change over the past 80+ years, only possible because of caring people like you.

Will you join our mission? Together, we can transform communities out of poverty, homelessness, and addiction for generations to come.