Through citizen engagement and professional facilitation, the DVA possesses the unique ability to interpret community aspirations and assist member individuals and organizations in tailoring their visions for a better MetroCore, in an effort to broaden social diversity, improve economic and foster urban innovation.

As an organization with community in mind, the DVA is focused on bringing participants from many backgrounds together in order to ‘connect the dots’ on several key urban issues with the end goal of envisioning a more livable MetroCore for Vancouver.

The DVA is strategically positioned to reconcile community aspirations with city planning and policy initiatives. We advocate for sustainable city-making in Vancouver’s MetroCore through promoting social diversity, economic resilience and urban innovation.