Who We Are

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is a grassroots, multi-service community agency that has been providing a broad range of free or low cost social services and programs to children, youth, adults, seniors and families in East Vancouver for 60 years.

Kiwassa works in partnership with residents, community agencies, businesses, government and non-government organizations, using a community development and capacity building approach to identify and respond to community needs.


A thriving community where all people are valued, connected, and secure.


To cultivate opportunities with people and partners to build a socially just, resilient, and connected community.


  • We strive to identify areas and issues of greatest need within our targeted community, and to initiate programs and services to meet these needs.

  • We strive to bring neighbours together, encouraging them to share their experiences and friendship with each other.

  • We work cooperatively with other agencies to identify, develop and support programs and services offered elsewhere in our community and City.

Diversity Statement

We are children, youth, adults, and seniors of all ethnicities, beliefs, cultures, abilities, and economic levels. We speak many languages and we are people of all sexual orientations. We value diversity and endeavour to reflect the diversity of our neighbours in our membership, our Board of Directors, our volunteers and our staff.

We respect all of our neighbours and we expect that all who come to our House and all of those who provide and receive our services will extend the same respect to all they meet here. In accordance with this, we will act to promote the inclusion of all in our Neighbourhood House and in our community

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Kiwassa Neighborhood House has a team of staff and volunteers that reflect the broad diversity within our neighbourhood. Our staff bring an eclectic range of education, professional training and experience to the work of Kiwassa, as well as passion, ideas and energy.

Our Staff Board of Directors


Thanks to the generous support of our community of individuals, organizations, government, and corporate and community partners, we are able to initiate programs and services that meet the needs of the people within our community.

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