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Vancouver Community Network


Business No: 141017152RR0001

VCN is a non-profit ISP offering free internet access & services with projects aimed at helping people cross the digital divide.

Vancouver Community Network


About Vancouver Community Network

VCN offers a range of Internet services and computer training/support for all people in Metro Vancouver. VCN also works with community groups on projects to help them use information and communication technologies to better meet their goals. With a solid volunteer team, youth interns and dedicated staff, seniors, low-income and vulnerable individuals gain understanding and a connection to the single biggest economic engine of our time. 

Vision Statement:

The Vancouver Community Network is an inclusive, multicultural, community-based organization which ensures the free, accessible electronic creation and exchange of the broadest range of information, experience, ideas and wisdom.

Mission Statement:

The Vancouver Community Network owns, operates and promotes a free, publicly accessible, non-commercial, community computer utility in Metro Vancouver which provides a public space on the Internet.


  • To encourage the development of a wide range of electronic community information and communications resources.
  • To encourage the broadest possible participation of community and non-profit organizations in making their information available on the CommunityNet.
  • To work with community and non-profit organizations to make VCN a community building tool.
  • To support individuals and organizations in building and maintaining public space on the Internet internationally.
  • To work with other BC and Canadian Community Networks, such as Telecommunities Canada, to support Canadian community computer networks.
  • To educate and encourage the public in the use of the Internet.
  • To work toward the widest possible public access to the Internet, government and other information through Community Networks, other non-profit organizations, such as libraries, and other public access sites.
  • To expand the multicultural and inclusive nature of the Vancouver CommunityNet.
  • To expand and strengthen the membership and user base of VCN.
  • To build sustainability through ongoing funding, a strong and effective board and staff, and operational and financial accountability.



#280-111 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4

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