Community Development

We are dedicated to creating a healthy, connected and inspired neighbourhood where all community members thrive, learn and have a place to contribute.

If you live in Renfrew-Collingwood and have ideas on how to improve your community or are passionate about community issues, we can help with:

  • • Information on local opportunities and initiatives
  • • Connection to neighbours who share your interests
  • • Leadership and skill development
  • • Assistance with community resources 

Programs & Services

Arts, Culture & Community Celebrations

Celebrate the rich diversity and history of our neighbourhood through a series of art initiatives, and cultural and seasonal celebrations for the whole family.

For a list of all art initiatives, visit cnh.bc.ca/arts.

Community Amenities Planning

Arts, cultural and social amenity priorities have been identified by neighbours through a series of community discussions. CNH continues to participate in discussions about development.

To learn more, contact Jennifer Gray-Grant at 604-412-3835.

Food & Community Gardens

Led by the Renfrew-Collingwood Food Justice (RCFJ) team, CNH food programs aim to bring the Renfrew-Collingwood community together through gardening, cooking workshops, food programs, and more.

For a list of all food and garden initiatives, visit cnh.bc.ca/food.

Neighbourhood Small Grants

Have a great idea for your community? Sponsored by Vancouver Foundation, small grants (up to $500) are available to support projects that build community and strengthen connections between neighbours.

For more information, contact Sheri Parke at sparke01@shaw.ca or visit cnh.bc.ca/NSG.

Renfrew-Collingwood Community (RCC) News

The RCC 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.

To learn more, visit renfrewcollingwoodcommunitynews.com.

Renfrew-Collingwood Small Business Hub

In collaboration with Vancity, the Renfrew-Collingwood Small Business Hub offers workshops to help local residents start and grow home-based businesses. This is a great opportunity for artists/makers who live and/or work in the neighbourhood.

To learn more, contact Koyali Burman at kburman@cnh.bc.ca or visit cnh.bc.ca/NCEC.

Systems Change

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.

For a list of initiatives, visit cnh.bc.ca/systems-change.