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Membership

What do you get as a member of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association? Resources, perks, and community are just a few of the benefits of membership. Read on for more information!

Membership Perks

  • You instantly become part of the downtown business community and have the opportunity to network with potential partners and sponsors at our quarterly events.
  • Expand your horizons with our Roundtable lunch and learn events, or enjoy a glass of wine with members at our quarterly Libations receptions. We also host workshops and forums on emerging issues that impact the downtown core.
  • Have your say in what matters downtown! Members directly impact the direction of the Association through surveys, focus groups, and other engagement initiatives. Make sure your voice is heard!
  • Members are regularly featured in our social media content as well as our website blog, which have far-reaching distribution. Join today and get in touch with us for more information.
  • We regularly offer assistance with local government on permitting issues and other advocacy, and can help navigate the complex structure of city hall.
  • As a member, you have access to our member perks and discounts. You also gain the ability to market your business through this page by giving your fellow members special offers.

Access to the community safety ambassadors & clean team service

Members also have access to the community safety ambassadors & clean team service, which includes:

  • SafeWalk service available to employees and customers of downtown businesses between the hours of 8:30 am and 10:30 pm.
  • Yearly pressure washing.
  • Assistance with graffiti removal.
  • Assistance in connecting with the police for chronic safety issues.

Learn more about safety issues that directly relate to our members through our newsletter!

For more information on our Clean and Safety program, click here.  

Joining Is Easy

Will take you less than 5 minutes and is completely free. You can check to see if you fall within our catchment here:

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Who is eligible?

Class 5 or 6 businesses within our catchment.

Who is NOT eligible?

Home-based businesses, businesses that fall outside of our catchment, or people whose companies do not contribute to our levy (such as individuals or businesses working in shared office spaces*, food trucks, street vendors or buskers).

Not eligible for the free membership? Learn more about our $250 affiliated membership? Contact our Membership Engagement and Events Lead, Nikola Fischerove at nikola@dtvan.ca for more details.

* Some exceptions may apply

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