Board & Committees


The Board of Directors provides CNH with direction by establishing policies, priorities, long-term plans and renewal for the CNH Society. It approves the annual budget and provides accountability to the members and funders through an annual external audit. Board members approve programs and services, goals and objectives, and ensure that these are implemented, monitored and evaluated. The Board develops external relations, receives input from members and the community and works on the development of community resources. Directors, who all live and/or work in Renfrew-Collingwood, sometimes represent CNH at community meetings. The estimated time commitment is eight-10 hours a month.

Greg Allen (President)Alexandra Gunn
Leila Trickey (1st Vice-President)Jasbir K. Parmar
Daniel Louie (2nd Vice-President)Jenny Peng
Rafael (RJ) Aquino (Treasurer)Manoranjan Rasiah
Davy Chiu (Secretary)Michelle Buchholz
Paula Lindner (Past President)Stephanie Baufeld


For descriptions on select committees, click on the symbol.

Collingwood Days Steering Committee

Collingwood Days is a celebration of the community’s culture, history and roots in transportation. It provides an opportunity for the community and local artists to share their talents and highlight the neighbourhood’s vibrant cultural diversity. Collingwood Days activities culminate in a talent show, outreach performances, main site celebrations and post-event community tours. This annual event organized by the Collingwood Business Improvement Association, the Collingwood Community Policing Centre and CNH. It usually takes place in early June.

Collingwood Neighbourhood House Seniors Advisory Group

Reconciliation Committee

Renfrew-Collingwood Intercultural Neighbourhood Development Steering Committee

Renfrew-Collingwood Area Services Network

Service providers in Renfrew-Collingwood meet several times a year to discuss issues of mutual interest and/or concern. They let others know about current projects, challenges or news related to their work. They also invite guest speakers, to address topics of mutual interest. The service providers are also working on creating a shared community calendar so that everybody can keep up to date on the many events taking place in Renfrew-Collingwood.[/expand title]

Renfrew-Collingwood Artists Network

Renfrew-Collingwood Better at Home Advisory

Renfrew-Collingwood Community News

The Renfrew Collingwood Community News is a monthly newspaper serving Renfrew-Collingwood. It is distributed free of charge. Articles and photos on local issues, people and events are submitted by local residents. This committee oversees the vision for the newspaper. Residents with a background in business, journalism, community development and/or communications, an interest in writing and/or photography are welcome to join the committee.

Renfrew-Collingwood Food Security Institute Committee

Renfrew-Collingwood Heritage Committee

Renfrew-Collingwood Home and SAFE Committee

This committee brings residents and organizations in Renfrew-Collingwood together to support a healthy community for everyone by working on issues of homelessness, poverty, isolation and sex trade awareness. RC-HAS strengthens the community by building awareness, sharing resources and recognizing and respecting the value and rights of each person and their potential to contribute. We reach out to people who do not have: adequate housing, access to health services, a livable income and social supports. Anyone interested in working on these goals in our community is welcome to participate on the RC-HAS Committee.  Our committee supports:

  • Homeless Outreach and Advocacy
  • Morning Star Breakfast and Shower Program
  • Special Projects for Homeless Action Week
  • SAFE Outreach
  • SAFE Telephone Support Program
  • Workshops and Presentations

For further information, please phone 604-435-0323.

Related Links
Understanding How Homelessness Affects Us All – A Kitchen Table Discussion Guide
Widening the Circle of Community: How Renfrew-Collingwood Responded Collaboratively to Homelessness to Create Inclusivity in an Evolving Neighbourhood
You Count in Renfrew-Collingwood: A Neighbourhood Response to Homelessness

Renfrew-Collingwood INTERactive, You Count and Circles of Engagement

Renfrew-Collingwood Literacy Committee

In 2008, with funding from 2010 Legacies Now administered through the Vancouver School board, the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood worked together to create a local literacy plan. Then, it started working to implement the plan, work that continues to this day. Members of the committee represent CNH, the local libraries, the Windermere Family of Schools, and local residents.

Renfrew-Collingwood Neighbourhood Small Grants Selection Committees

Renfrew-Collingwood Social and Cultural Amenity Planning Committee