Street Messaging System
VCN has developed a web-based text messaging platform that will instantly connect street involved, disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Metro Vancouver with vital information about shelter, food services, health alerts and employment/training opportunities.
Starting in the Downtown Eastside, and using simple text messages, VCN will web-enable direct messaging to help end street homelessness, locate emergency shelters, send alerts about ‘bad batches’, missing persons, and job/skills training.
Vancouver Community Network
VCN is a non-profit Internet service provider that provides free services to assist individuals, community groups, and non-profit organizations in accessing and utilizing the Internet to its fullest ability.
We believe the information, resources and opportunities on the Internet should be accessible to all!
Vision Statement & Mission Statement
The Vancouver Community Network strives to be an inclusive, multicultural, community-based organization which ensures the free, accessible electronic creation and exchange of the broadest range of information, experience, ideas and wisdom.
The Vancouver Community Network owns, operates and promotes a free, publicly accessible, non-commercial, community computer utility in the Lower Mainland of BC which provides a public space on the Internet.