people standing along a wall as they paint colourful fruit, vegetables, and flowers on it

Community Resources

About the Neighbourbood

  • Collingwood Chronicles (PDF)
    A compilation of stories focused on the history of Renfrew-Collingwood written by local resident Loretta Houben.
  • Neighbourhood Small Grants
    Sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation, grants of up to $500 are available to support projects that build community and strengthen connections between neighbours. Contact: Wy Tsang (, and Mark Buhler (
  • Renfrew-Collingwood Community News
    The Renfrew-Collingwood Community News is a free, monthly, non-profit newspaper serving Renfrew-Collingwood and distributed through local organizations and businesses. Neighbours can submit articles, photos and artwork on local issues, people and events. Advertising rates are reasonable and many local businesses run continuing ads in the newspaper to reach residents.
  • Where Strangers Become Neighbours
    Learn the story of two decades of transformation in one neighbourhood in Vancouver as directed by Giovanni Attili and produced by Leonie Sandercock (2007).
  • Vancouver Kingsway Resource Map
    An interactive community resource map for constituents and neighbours of the Vancouver Kingsway federal riding.

Early Childhood Education

Health & Wellness

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 Health Literacy Project
    Creating and translating accessible COVID-19 information into different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care.


Compiled by the Systems Change team at Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH).

Systems Change at CNH

Systems Change brings communities together by taking action to solve the root causes of complex social problems. This means challenging ideas, beliefs and behaviours of individuals, communities, organizations and institutions. Through Systems Change, neighbours have the power to advocate and lead justice in the communities and places they care about and live in. We accomplish this through initiatives focused on anti-racism, equity, and justice.

On behalf of the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network, CNH staff work on anti-racism, anti-hate and equity initiatives within the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.

For more information, call 604-435-0323.

The Systems Change initiative is funded by the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Foundation and the Province of BC.