Reconnecting with our neighbours

An image of two people playing basketball, with one person jumping to make a shot

Although our doors have been closed, our hearts are always open at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House. Over the past few months we’ve been working behind the scenes and doing our best to support our neighbours, volunteers and staff with all the unique challenges each person and family are facing.

We recently sent out “Hello from our House” postcards to 7,000 households in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood, to remind people we are here to offer support, services and connection. Some of our programs have moved to online formats, and now that the weather is warm and sunny we’re planning activities where people can gather outdoors at a safe distance.

We know that many people have been affected by fear, despair and social isolation during COVID-19. We are happy to see people safely out and about, walking, cycling, gardening, playing sports, and supporting local businesses. Together, we are continuing our work to connect with all our neighbours and meet our collective needs as a community.

An image of two people walking past some local shops on East Hastings Street
An outdoor image of a handwritten sign attached to a chainlink fence that reads: You are seen, you are loved, just the way you are

Keep in touch

We invite you to stay in touch with us by signing up for our newsletter, and receiving messages in your inbox about programs and activities for:


You can help bring neighbours together!

You can help us highlight the ways neighbours are coming together creatively to support one another, fight social isolation and gather safely, by following and tagging us on Facebook and Instagram.


Photos by Liam Hill-Allan
Liam lives in East Van and grew up near Kiwassa Neighbourhood House. He is a recent graduate of the Journalism program at Langara College.

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Would you like us to consider sharing your good-news stories from the neighbourhood? We’re collecting stories and photos to inspire people in the community to connect in creative ways.