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: Sasamat Outdoor Centre

Our next story comes from Sophie Steele, an alumni of the Sasamat Outdoor Centre. In this story, Sophie shares how Sasamat had a large impact on her time as an adolescent, and how the experience changed her life. We...

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Impact: Volunteering

Our next story comes from Avria Shier, a volunteer at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House. Originally from Montreal, Avria came to Vancouver in 1993, and has been here ever since. In 2019, a friend referred her to Kits House when Avria mentioned...

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Impact: Food Justice

This Neighbourhood House Impact Story comes from Gordon Neighbourhood House, where the volunteers there are working hard to combat food insecurity in their community by creating community driven food systems that combat food injustice. We hope you enjoy it! Every...

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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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Kathleen Beaudet, Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House

This story is shared with us by Ann of Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House What first brought you to get involved with your neighbourhood house or camp? (eg. volunteering, food services, childcare, etc...)  My story is about my mom Kathleen, now...

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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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