Vancouver has slipped into a state of social isolation over the years, a matter complicated by poverty, housing, and transportation.
Since 2014, MVA's social inclusion committee, led by Clark, has been working on simple measures to reduce isolation based on the dynamics of individual communities.
“There are thousands of little drops that fill a bucket, and it’s up to us to enable thousands of creative people to unleash them,” he explains. “We have to get rid of the barriers for them, allow them to magnify and upscale their initiatives.”
The Vancouver Observer talks to Paul Clark, co-chair of MVA's Social Inclusion Action Team.