Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is a gathering place where people of all ages, cultures and walks of life can make friends, participate in programs, find resources, share ideas, and contribute to community life.

We are a grassroots volunteer-led non-profit organization. We provide a broad range of accessible, free and affordable programs for children, youth, families, seniors and adults, and volunteer and leadership opportunities in the northeast of  Vancouver.   Kiwassa values and appreciates diversity and we seek to include and reflect all who live here.

Check out our programs and opportunities, and drop on by. Our doors are open!

Kiwassa hours of operation:

Monday 8 am to 6 pm
Tuesday 8 am to 9 pm
Wednesday 8 am to 9 pm
Thursday 8 am to 9 pm
Friday 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday Closed



New Executive Director Appointed at Kiwassa


The Board of Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Gifford as our new Executive Director effective January 2017.

Mark has an extensive background in community building and a demonstrated ability to work with people for socially just, sustainable and generous communities. His strengths include leadership development, team building, collaborative partnerships, strategic planning and community engagement.

He comes to Kiwassa from the Vancouver Foundation where he worked as the Director of Grants and Community Initiatives which included the powerful Fostering Change Initiative to improve outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

Mark has an exemplary reputation for bridging differences between people and identifying common ground and shared values. He is a thoughtful, innovative leader with a deep understanding of the need to empower people in order to create systemic change. His commitment and passion for strengthening the capacity of people and organizations to create inclusive and sustainable communities are a perfect match for the values and mission of our Neighbourhood House. We are excited about working with Mark and look forward to building on the excellent work of Kiwassa staff, volunteers and community partners.

Stewart Anderson
Board of Directors


2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC

news and special events

2017 Neighbourhood Small Grants Applications Now Available on the 15th!

Kiwassa, Frog Hollow and Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Houses present the 2017 East Vancouver Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants

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Kiwassa Childcare Awards 2016

Hastings Park Childcare Center and Variety Childcare Center both won awards in 2016.

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