Projects & Initiatives

Collingwood Neighbourhood House is proud to connect neighbours with the following community-based projects and initiatives:

For descriptions on each project, click on the title or symbol.

Collingwood Days
Celebrate the diversity of Renfrew-Collingwood with a series of week-long arts, festivities, and performance events each May.

Contact: Andrea Berneckas, aberneckas@cnh.bc.ca
Website: www.collingwooddays.com

E.C.E. Cultural Competency Project
The ECE Cultural Competency Project was co-developed by the Musqueam Nation, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, City of Vancouver, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and other community partners. The end result was a series of five cultural competency video modules for early childhood educators and a supporting booklet, This Land: A Companion Resource for Early Childhood Educators, to accompany five short films:

         1. Welcome
         2. Identities and Beliefs
         3. The Indian Act
         4. Residential Schools, 60s Scoop, Legacy of Kids in Care
         5. The Future of Early Childhood Education

Neighbourhood Small Grants
Have a great idea for your community? Small grants sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation are available to support neighbourhood projects that help build community and strengthen connections between neighbours. 

Contact: Sheri Parke, sparke01@shaw.ca
Website: neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca

Renfrew-Collingwood INTERactive: Interculturalism through Physical Activity
INTERactive is an initiative that brings people from all cultures, ages, and abilities together to engage in physical activity and games that originate from countries around the globe. INTERactive encourages shared values of respect, cooperation, creativity and fairness while supporting the basic universal human needs of play, health, safety, learning, social connection and belonging.

Contact: January Wolodarsky, jwolodarsky@cnh.bc.ca

Renfrew-Collingwood Small Business Hub
The Renfrew-Collingwood Small Business Hub aims to connect, educate, and equip small business owners to grow their businesses and take their enterprises to the next level. Membership is free.

Contact: Koyali Burman, kburman@cnh.bc.ca
Website: https://crsmallbusinesshub.wixsite.com/

YouCount: Social Innovation and Resiliency
This project helps transform social determinants of health in RC to improve social connectedness and resiliency for all residents and community organizations by embedding different practices, roles and policies that support creativity, experimentation and responsivity to emerging issues.

Contact: Crecien Bencio, cbencio@cnh.bc.ca