A Time for Belonging

Over the holiday season, a sense of community and belonging can feel more important than ever. Ron’s story shows just how valuable supporting neighbourhood houses can be, to empower those tackling isolation.   On any given Wednesday, you will find ninety-one-year-old...

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Uplifting and Engaging Community With My Art

This summer, ANHBC ran a design contest, inviting the artists of our communities to portray what the neighbourhood house movement means to them. We would like to spotlight our contest winner, Madeline Berger!   Moving to Vancouver at 18, Madeline sought...

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Growing Into Who You Are

Our next #GiveToGrow #SummerStorySeries features Oliver Cowan, a participant and volunteer at Marpole Neighbourhood House who has found an incredible sense of community and support through a group known as the Gathering Gardeners. Through the physical act of harvesting...

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Building a Sense of Belonging

This week’s #GiveToGrow #SummerStorySeries feature spotlights Tito, a volunteer who found a sense of belonging at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House upon moving to Vancouver. In his own words, Tito expresses his gratitude for the support he received when developing...

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Paying It Forward

Amy Majam’s ANHBC journey began sixteen years ago, shortly after she immigrated to Canada from the Philippines. At the time, she had enrolled in a settlement employment program at the Immigrant Services Society of BC, which she credits immensely...

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Through Our Values We Build Community

Our next feature in the #GiveToGrow #SummerStorySeries is from Alicia Smith, Strategic Development Coordinator from Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, and organizer of their first Drag Storytime. Last week was Vancouver Pride, and across ANHBC neighbourhood houses and in our communities,...

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Indigenizing Our Places & Spaces

Gordon Neighbourhood House (GNH) is tucked away in the community now known as the West End of Vancouver, up from the shores of Yulkshun (Squamish place name for English Bay) and walking distance from X̱wáy̓x̱way (Squamish Village in Stanley...

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Building Connection in a New Country

Our next feature in the #GiveToGrow #SummerStorySeries is from Vinita Sud, a yoga teacher, passionate community member, and neighbourhood house Board of Directors volunteer who found meaning and connection at Alex Neighbourhood House. We hope you enjoy Vini’s story,...

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Gardening to Give Back

Introducing Saba, a landscape architect, a passionate community member and advocate for boulevard gardens who has found a unique way to financially support the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH). Saba's journey began with his Instagram project, where he posted...

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Finding My Purpose

Aaniin, boozhoo, indinawemaaganidook. Natasha Meryl Miskwaa Dibik Giizis nindizhnikaaz. Mikinak nindodem. Michi Saagiig nindoonjiibaa. Hello, all my relatives. My name is Natasha Meryl Miskwaa Dibik Giizis. Turtle is my totem. Michi Saagig is where I am from. My role within ANHBC...

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