History of the HSCPC
Drugs and the sex trade were spreading from the Downtown Eastside into north Hastings and Grandview Woodlands. A neighbourhood police officer (NPO) invited concerned citizens to form an advisory group to establish a Community Policing Centre (CPC) using available civic funds.
The non-profit society formed by neighbourhood citizens held their founding meeting and elected a board of directors from the community.
The CPC office opened to the public at 2001 Wall Street.
The Board spurred the creation of the Hastings North Business Improvement Association (HNBIA) in order to involve businesses in the safety of the community.
The HNBIA and CPC (then known as Hastings North CPC) shared new headquarters on the northeast corner of Hastings and Nanaimo Streets.
The HNCPC upgraded its organizational structure, established five core programs, and secured new funding partners. Coverage of the community policing district expanded to cover all of Hastings Sunrise and north Grandview-Woodlands.
CPCs throughout Vancouver finally won a significant funding commitment from the city. Our centre changed its name to the Hastings Sunrise CPC to better reflect its coverage area. The HNBIA and the HSCPC moved to a larger street-front office at 2620 East Hastings.
HSCPC Milestone: 100 community clean-ups organized since 2003.
HSCPC wins City of Vancouver Golden Dust Pan Award for its work in keeping the community clean and safe.
HSCPC Milestone: 2,500 bags of garbage collected.
The HSCPC celebrated its 10th anniversary at an event with 350 guests and representatives from the Vancouver Police Department, City of Vancouver and many other community partners.
HSCPC Milestone: 2,500 graffiti sites removed.
HSCPC Milestone: 2,000 abandoned autos located and reported by Citizens Patrol members.
HSCPC Milestone: 500 CPC volunteers contributed over 50,000 volunteer hours since 2002.
HSCPC and HNBIA celebrate the 10th Annual Sunrise Summer Kick-off event with over 2,500 people in attendance.
Milestone: 300 community clean-ups organized since 2003.
HSCPC milestone: 5,000 citizen complaints received and addressed.
Brenda Rogers and Chester Grant receive the Pat McElgunn 1516 award for their exceptional volunteer commitment to the HSCPC.
Four volunteers celebrated for reaching 10 years of service: Elaine Barbour, Brenda Penton, David Ao and Ken Buhay.
HSCPC Executive Director invited by the Canadian Embassy in Paris, France, to attend the European Forum for Urban Security to promote Vancouver’s community policing centre model.
Milestone: 5,000 bags of garbage collected.
Milestone: 5,000 Citizen Patrol shifts deployed.
Our 15th Birthday year!
Volunteers celebrated for long service: Susan McElgunn, 15 years; Brenda Rogers, 3,000 hours; Harry Mah and Chester Grant, 10 years.
Milestone: Reached 100,000 volunteer hours
Milestone: 500 community clean-ups organized.
HSCPC and HNBIA celebrated the 15th Annual Sunrise Summer Kickoff with over 2,100 people in attendance.
Milestone: 5000 graffiti sites removed.
HSCPC Executive Director, Clair MacGougan, received the Jim and Vicki Chu Community Safety Leader Award.
HSCPC received the City of Vancouver’s Healthy City Award of Excellence.
HSCPC launched our new Road Safety program.
Sampson Hsieh received the Ken Buhay Award for reaching 1,000 volunteer hours.
The HSCPC celebrates its 20th anniversary.