Community happens wherever people can talk and get to know each other, have a sense of belonging and can work together to build a strong, inclusive and welcoming neighbourhood for all. Kiwassa invites you to get involved, share your perspectives and contribute your strengths. You can simply enrol and enjoy training programs and services, or become actively involved in helping with community projects and initiatives.


Community Leadership Training

Do you want to help create a more welcoming and inclusive community? Learn how to turn your ideas into community projects.

Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Free (childminding, bus tickets and healthy snacks are included)

Please check back for next session dates

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver

Multicultural Community Kitchen

Share recipes, make healthy meals and learn stories of food and culture.


Free (child minding and bus tickets will be provided)

Check back for dates and times.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver

English Conversation Circle (Beginner and Intermediate)

Connect with others in the community that want to strengthen their English speaking skills.


Free (child minding, snacks and bus tickets will be provided)

Every Thursday 12:00-2:00

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver


Chimo provides positive and enriching experiences that strengthen tenant engagement and connect residents with resources in the broader community. Our program includes fun workshops, out-trips to exciting destinations a regular weekly coffee time drop-in, potlucks and picnics.


Coffee time: Thursday mornings in building #20 and Thursday afternoons in building #2080. Please check back for dates and times of other Chimo programs/events

Chimo Terrace, Wall St. building #2080 & #2140

Neighbourhood Small Grants

Neighbourhood Small Grants is Vancouver Foundation’s unique program to help build community and strengthen connections right where people live.

Have a great idea for your community? Find out more, and apply for a small grant

Application deadline: April 9, 2019


Hastings North Community Grants

Hastings North Community Grants of $500 – $1500 are available through the Hastings North Community Partners group.

Application deadline: June 24, 2019


North Hastings Community Learning and Literacy

In collaboration with community partners, Hastings North Literacy Task Group strives to promote and enhance the quality and effectiveness of literacy and learning programs in the Northeast Vancouver community.

Contact the Literacy Outreach Coordinator to learn about the literacy programs and initiatives in your community or visit the Hastings North Community Learning and Literacy page for more information.

Special Events and Festivals

Organizations and people in the Hastings North area are creating more community events and celebrations, and everyone is welcome to join in:

Summer Kickoff and Street Hockey Tournament, Kiwassa Open House, Pandora Park Fall Fair, Light Water Drum Festival and more!


Kiwassa Neighbourhood House has a team of staff that bring an eclectic range of education, professional training and experience to the work of Kiwassa, as well as passion, ideas and energy.

Meet our Team