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CEDSAC envisions an inclusive community where all residents have the right to prosper and live full and rewarding lives.

The Community Economic Development Strategic Action Committee (CEDSAC) is a community backbone organization of 35+ individuals and community groups in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

CEDSAC helps CED actors, residents, and policy makers build a more vibrant and inclusive local economy by:

  • Engaging and supporting individuals in the employment continuum and increasing their personal incomes
  • Building civic and governance leadership capacity among low-income residents
  • Redirecting economies to ensure there are local jobs, affordable goods and economical spaces for the low-income population

CEDSAC prioritizes:

  • Resident leadership
  • Inclusive economies
  • Reconciliation
  • Respectful co-creation
  • Systemic change


200 – 308 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0P7