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Graffiti Removal Program

Take action against vadalism, restoring the beauty of our neighborhood.

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Graffiti is prevalent in many corners of the Chinatown and Gastown neighborhood. Since 2020, there have been multiple incidents of anti-Asian graffiti or vandalism. We have received numerous complaints from local merchants, community members and visitors about the ongoing graffiti problem that has plagued the neighborhood. While some graffiti may be seemingly harmless, those messages with a darker, hidden agenda can invoke fear and create unrest among the communities.

The graffiti removal program was first launched in June 2022. Our program was strategically designed to fit our catchment area. Our efforts focused on removing graffiti content containing anti-Asian, xenophobic, or other explicit messages.

As a graffiti removal volunteer, your roles are:

  • Remove graffiti from businesses and city’s properties in Chinatown and Gastown using provided tools
  • Conduct outreach to promote graffiti removal and prevention
  • Support local businesses and communities by re-vitalizing the space of Chinatown and Gastown

To be a graffiti removal volunteer, you have to:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Physically fit 
  • Pass the Vancouver Police Department Criminal Record Check

Training will be provided!

Other opportunities for our volunteers:

  • Leadership opportunities and experience
  • Fun community events
  • Speed watch
  • Distracted driving
  • Project 529 
  • Unique training opportunities from our partners
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