VACFSS Child & Family Services Relocation

VACFSS Child & Family Services Relocation

The Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society (VACFSS) engaged Hessey in 2020 after their lease was not renewed for their Child and Family Services office due to a landlord development project on the site.

Vancouver Mural Festival Unleased: Temporary Artist Spaces

Vancouver Mural Festival Unleased: Temporary Artist Spaces

For Vancouver’s local artists, finding studio and exhibition spaces can be a challenge. The VMF Unleased project examines ways to transform underused commercial properties into temporary artist spaces, particularly for emerging and BIPOC artists.

Activate Downtown Eastside (Phase 1)

Activate Downtown Eastside (Phase 1)

In 2021, the City of Vancouver DTES Planning Team engaged a consultant team convened by Hessey to address access to affordable goods, services, and inclusive spaces in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) through the creation of an innovative funding program. 

CIRES Operations

CIRES Operations

Hessey and CIRES are aligned and often key partners in the development and delivery of innovative programs that serve to create local equity. These programs are typically directed at community-serving organizations and support their ability to achieve secure commercial space tenure.

Activate DTES & The Flats

Activate DTES & The Flats

Access to industrial space continues to be a significant priority in Vancouver in order to provide a diversity of employment opportunities, cultivate inclusive economic development, strengthen overall economic resilience, supply a range of employment opportunities, and support the circular economy.