About Us

Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) provides services and community development initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life of residents in the Renfrew-Collingwood area of east Vancouver. Activities are targeted primarily to low and middle income families. Services are delivered in a variety of languages with emphasis on building social connections, capacity, cross-cultural sharing and life-long learning. Residents of all ages participate in educational, cultural, social, health, economic and recreational services, as well as contribute towards building a safe and caring community through volunteer contributions, leadership and partnership development.

CNH is a non-profit, social services agency serving the community since 1985. We are guided by our vision, mission, and values statements to provide services and opportunities to our community. We offer licensed child care (including $10/day child care), immigrant services, recreation, youth, seniors and intercultural opportunities, including programs related to food, arts and celebrations, community initiatives, intercultural projects, and homelessness outreach.

In 2020, we became the first neighbourhood house in North America to operate a Community Health Centre.

Vision

Collingwood Neighbourhood House: A Place to Belong, a Place to Grow.

Mission

To promote the well-being of the Collingwood community by providing leadership and working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies and other groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services that respond to the community’s social, educational, economic, health, cultural and recreational needs.

Land acknowledgement

Collingwood Neighbourhood House respects and honours the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations on whose traditional, unceded homelands we work and live, based on our current knowledge. As an organization, we seek to work in support of and with Indigenous communities.