We envision a thriving, equitable,

and intergenerational community 

in Chinatown. 

To provide and enable services, advocacy, and education that develop youth and senior leadership and build community power in Chinatown.


We will build solidarity to make collective change 

We will take action against systems of oppression and build the future we need together

We will seek and empower leadership within the community 

We will speak truth to power

We will be honest and brave in addressing conflict

We will honour feedback and recognize that we are always learning

We will listen to, respect, and have compassion for each other

We will have fun, be nourished, and grow together

We will centre relationships as the buildings blocks of change

We will challenge settler colonialism, build solidarity with indigenous organizing, decolonize our communities and ourselves

The Significance of Yarrow

Yarrow is a common plant that has been used by people as medicine for thousands of years. It is found in the Americas and Asia, and grows even in poor soil. The Chinese character for “yarrow” (蓍) has the character for “old age” or “elder” (老) at its centre. Similarly, the centre of our work is to build strong intergenerational relationships. The Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice is founded on the belief that freedom from oppression will come through the strength of our relationships, across generations, united in struggle for justice.

DONORS and community partners

Streams to River, Rivers to Ocean Donors
Monthly Sustainer Donors

Gathering Light Donors
Monthly Sustainer Donors

Vancouver Second Mile Society | Downtown Eastside Women's Centre  

Chinese Community Policing Centre | Hua Foundation | Youth Collaborative for Chinatown 

Carnegie Community Centre | Strathcona Community Centre | Chinatown Concern Group

BC Health Coalition | Chinese Community Response Network | Chinese Seniors Hub

Network of Inner City Community Services Society | Vancouver Status of Women

DTES Neighbourhood House | DTES SRO Collaborative