MP Neighbours

About Mission Possible (MP) Neighbours Patrol

HxBIA, in partnership with Mission Possible, aims to create a safer community through the use of MP Neighbours. Mission Possible and  MP Neighbours is a social enterprise that offers its services to businesses and properties while creating employment opportunities for local Downtown Eastside residents, many of whom have experienced barriers to employment.
The residents employed through the MP Neighbours program have a cultural sensitivity for the area. This allows them to better assist businesses in diffusing situations that they may not know how to deal with. In addition, every year millions of dollars in taxes are spent on first responders in Vancouver – tax dollars that could be spent on many other things. In this way, the MP Neighbours program is a preventative model. In making use of the MP Neighbours program, businesses can also prevent a potential situation where a first responder may need to be called.