The Intrepid Pens DTES Reading & Writing Society (“The Pens”) provides literacy-based programming for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). Through a variety of programs, The Pens provides opportunities for guided writing and reading in the DTES because we believe in the power of storytelling (and the sharing, healing, and growing that result) as a real vehicle for change.
The Pens has been offering programming in the DTES since 2008. The group was incorporated under the Society Act on February 3, 2011 pursuant to the Society Act of British Columbia under Certificate No.S-57825, and registered with Canada Revenue Agency, Charities Directorate as a charitable organization effective February 25, 2011. The Society/Charity’s Business Number is 82113 5209 RR0001.