Membership Engagement

DHBC works to build relationships with members, be a resource for problem-solving, and advocate for common issues. We strive to enhance awareness and promotion of member benefits, provide opportunities for members to give input into existing and emerging issues, and create networking events, information sessions, workshops, tools, programs, and resources for members to engage through.

DHBC Member Centre

Visit the Member Centre to make the best out of your DHBC membership. Here you'll find details about our member programs and resources, external resources and information, learn about placemaking programs and projects, sign into or request a DHBC member account, and more. 

Bi-Weekly Member Update Newsletter

Every second Tuesday our team compiles a list of relevant news for our members, including what’s happening Downtown, what’s new and noteworthy, sponsorship and grant opportunities, Downtown Spotlights and more! If you are a member and wish to receive these communications, please contact

Downtown Spotlight Series

Interested in having a spotlight put on you and your business? Please contact to be featured! Your business or organization will be featured on DHBC’s social media, @downtownhalifax, our blog, The Lowdown, and in our Bi-Weekly Members Update Newsletter.

DHBC Member Events 

DHBC offers ongoing member networking events, information sessions, professional development and training opportunities, an annual holiday social and more. If you aren’t already receiving invitations to our member events and wish to, please get in touch with

In Person Member Visits

Has it been a while since we've connected? Please reach out to to request a meeting, check-in, or visit to your business.


DHBC provides our membership with a collective voice at the table on all major issues concerning Downtown Halifax, including planning and development, urban mobility, heritage preservation, and more. We speak directly to all levels of government, the media, and other stakeholders on our member's behalf. These members range from small entrepreneurs to large, multinational firms. All have a vested interest in the economic prosperity of the Downtown core. Learn more about our advocacy efforts here or contact

Downtown Halifax Welcome Centre

The DHBC headquarters, located on Barrington Street, is not just an office. It is a Welcome Centre where visitors can come and learn about Downtown Halifax. If you are a DHBC member and would like to use the Downtown Halifax Welcome Centre to showcase your business or special promotion, host a networking event, or organize a special activity, please contact