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The movement for belonging

Satinder Singh first came to Collingwood Neighbourhood House 26 years ago, seeking childcare. The neighbourhood house movement helped her find her purpose in life. Try a little social experiment. Go up to your friend, colleague or neighbour, and ask them the name of their local neighbourhood house. Ask how often they ... read more

Adult Day Program

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 Day program at the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH). While he... read more

Newcomer's Empowerment Through Training and Workshops

Uprooting oneself from one’s comfort zone is not an easy feat for anyone, but Benilda found it particularly difficult. When her family immigrated to Canada from the Philippines in 2008, it was her visits to Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House (FHNH) that made her feel connected and at home. “All the staf... read more

Being Part of Something Small but Valuable

Barb was homeless for eight months and suffering from multiple barriers and mental health issues – including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Originally from Brunswick House First Nation outside of Chapleau, Ontario, Barb’s poor health kept her indoors after she moved to the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. From then on, she ... read more

Finding a Safe Place as an LGBTQ2S Youth

With a lack of all-ages, safe, sober spaces to meet other LGBTQ2S youth and express one’s identity, it's easy to feel like the only queer in your community. This is exactly what Kiko was facing in high school upon moving to a completely new community, feeling isolated and st... read more