Inclusive Spaces for Youth

From Lu (he/they pronouns) on Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Written in their own words, this is just one neighbourhood house story of many, and it is one of belonging, inclusive spaces and a gathering place for youth. We hope you...

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“A Catalyzing Movement”

From the central office of ANHBC is a story of long relationships, family connections and community impact. We hope you enjoy Blanca’s neighbourhood house story, written in her own words: My early memories of getting connected to neighbourhood houses was...

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A Healthy Community

This story is from Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House and is shared by volunteer Edie Spears and MPNH staff. It is a story of volunteerism, food, seniors and the importance of connection. Edie Spears became involved in the Neighbourhood House eight...

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Young Leaders and Communities

A story of new friends, yummy food and youth connections. We hope you enjoy Samsun’s story, written in their own words. My first time going to the was in 2019, that’s when my sister joined the preteen...

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A Safe Space for All

This story is from Gordon Neighbourhood House community organizer and volunteer, Lindsay Sutton. In time for Vancouver Pride Week and written in her own words, Lindsay tells the story of community, diversity and joy! In 2017 my friend and neighbour...

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Childcare During the Pandemic

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Creating an Active Community

Sasamat Outdoor Centre is the ANHBC Family's one camp! We hope you enjoy this interview with Sasamat Summer Camp Staff Jenna. 1. How long have you been involved with Sasamat Outdoor Centre? And what drew you to working there? I've worked...

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Creating Connections During COVID- 19

My name is Darya and I work for South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH), particularly for one of its Adult Day Care Centres – Beulah Gardens ADP. I was at the end of my probation period when the pandemic started,...

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Finding a Home

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House has been my home, my family and my meeting place to see my friends in a year when I needed all three the most. I’m a Mexican citizen and permanent resident of Canada, married to...

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Supporting Seniors

Wing Sun is an older adult who was becoming very isolated at home. He was told by his doctor that it wouldn’t be long before he was wheelchair-bound. Hearing this, his case manager referred him to the Beulah Adult...

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