VCN closed on Monday September 4, 2017

VCN will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017. VCN will open on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10am.


VCN closed on Monday, August 7th, 2017

VCN will be closed on Monday, August 7th, 2017. VCN will open on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 10am.


VCN closed on Monday July 3, 2017

VCN is closed on Monday July 3, 2017. VCN will open on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10am.


Secure connections on VCN sites and will now automatically redirect to a secure connection.

If you have any issues please email with your operating system, browser, and a description about the issue.


Emergency scheduled power outage on June 8th at 4pm

The building where VCN’s servers are located will have an emergency scheduled power outage starting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 8pm to until Friday, June 9, 2017. We are unsure when power will be restored.

VCN will start powering down servers between 4pm and 6pm to prepare for the power outage.

All VCN services will be down during the power outage. Emails will be queued up on our email backup servers and will be delivered when service is restored on Friday, June 9, 2017.

When power is restored on Friday, June 9, 2017 in the morning, VCN will start to restore services. If you have any questions the VCN help desk will be operational at 778-724-0826 Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.


VCN will be closed on Monday, May 22, 2017

VCN will be closed on Monday, May 22, 2017. VCN will open on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.


How to check for Windows updates related to WannaCry

Vancouver Community Network is recommending that you follow this guide to help make your version of Windows more secure towards new of viruses and malware.


How to check for updates on your windows computer follow these steps.

  1. Click on the Start key in the bottom left of your screen or for windows 10 click the windows symbol.
  2. Type in the search bar “Windows Update”.
  3. Once the window opens click “Check for updates” and wait till this finishes to start updating.

For Windows XP and Windows 8 please use the links provided to update your computer.

Windows XP

Windows 8 (32 bit)

Windows 8 (64 bit)


After updating Windows

Windows XP and Windows 7

If you do not have Anti-Virus use this link to download Windows Security Essentials.

Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 by default have Windows Defender enabled and updating automatically.


VCN closed on Friday, April 14th and Monday, April 17th

VCN will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 and Monday, April 17, 2017.

VCN will re-open on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10am.


VCN Annual General Meeting Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:30pm (registration at 5pm)

Hello VCN members and guests!

This is your notice for VCN’s Annual General Meeting. Please join us!

When: at 5:30 pm (registration at 5:00) on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Where: the 5th floor, 111 West Hastings Street (Woodward’s Building) Vancouver BC V6B 1H4

Pizza and light refreshments will be provided.

Everyone is welcome to the meeting. As a reminder – only VCN members are permitted to vote.

If you have not already renewed your membership, please be ready to do so at the event.
The membership cost is $15.00 per year.
As always, if you pay $25 or more, we are able to issue a Charitable Tax receipt for $25.

An informal discussion after the business of the AGM is open for member’s information, feedback and direction.

To make the most of the time we have, please reply to this email to RSVP and respond with any VCN relevant discussion questions you have. While the board and staff will make it a priority to answer every question, we will only have time to fully discuss the top few questions sent or submitted at registration.


Registration and Refreshments: 5:00 pm


1. Call to order 5:30 pm
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of Minutes of the previous AGM 2016
4. President’s Report
5. Staff Report on current programs
6. Presentation of the Financial Statements
7. Appointment of Accounting Firm to Perform the Annual Review Engagement
8. Volunteer Recognition
9. Nominations and Election of Directors
10. Other Business
11. Adjourn

Question and Answer Period – ending not later than 8:45 pm.


VCN closed on Monday, February 13, 2017

VCN will be closed on Monday, February 13, 2017. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10am.