Impact: Newcomers & Belonging

This week's Summer Story comes from Rap, a participant from South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH). Rap was referred to the SVNH by a friend of hers, and this is where Rap met Julie Desta, the Community Engagement Programmer at...

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Impact: Newcomers and Refugees

The Next Summer Stories Series follows Ghfran Alkour and her family, and how they found a new and welcoming community at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House after coming to Canada from Syria. We hope you enjoy their story! When you...

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Impact: Decolonization

Our next story from our Summer Series comes from Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, and is shared by Norm Leech. Neighbourhood houses across the Lower Mainland have the honour of deep and ongoing relationships with Norm Leech (T’it’q’et, St’at’imc Nation),...

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Impact: Youth Belonging

This Neighbourhood House Impact Story is shared by Kiko Kung (they/them), Youth Engagement Facilitator from Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Written in their own words, Kiko's story it is one of belonging, inclusive safe spaces, and strong youth voices. We hope...

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Five Years at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

This story is shared with us by Cindy of South Vancouver Neighbourhood House 5 years ago, Cindy starting attending the Family Drop-In program at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House with her one and a half year old son. Since then, Cindy...

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Indigenous History and Culture With Jessie Seegerts

This story is shared with us by Maysa and Ancel of Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. Last December, our Monday English Conversation Club participants had 2 sessions learning about Indigenous history and culture from Jessie Seegerts, a women of Dene-Cree First...

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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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