2020 proved to be one of the most challenging years for members of Urban Core due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Member organizations spent their often limited resources trying to ensure the health and wellbeing of DTES residents. was addressed under the necessary health orders. Recognizing that energies needed to stay focused on this number one issue, Urban Core suspended meetings temporarily and joined other efforts underway. Despite this challenge most executive members continued to meet and problem solve on issues as they came up. This edition of our annual newsletter touches on some of those efforts. You will also see some highlights from members on the theme of resiliency and strength – something the DTES has tons of.