The Vancouver Convention Centre is strongly committed to strengthening the health and vitality of the local community, partnering with several local charities supporting communities in Vancouver's inner city.
United We Can
The Vancouver Convention Centre is the largest single contributor to United We Can’s Recycling Depot, a local organization that creates self-sustaining social enterprises with a focus on environmental sustainability while creating income and job training opportunities for people with multiple barriers to traditional employment. Through our official food and beverage partner supplier Centerplate, we donate 100 percent of our beverage recyclables to United We Can.
Union Gospel Mission
The Vancouver Convention Centre is one of the largest food donors to the Union Gospel Mission’s meal program, donating kitchen over-production to this charity over the last 15 years.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Since 2011, the Vancouver Convention Centre has participated in the annual CANstruction Vancouver fundraiser, a can food sculpture design competition where all food is donated to the Food Bank following the event.