There is a broad range of programs at Kiwassa for all who live and work in our neighbourhood: children, youth, adults, families, seniors, from all walks of life and representing our community’s diversity. Our programs are free or as affordable as possible, and everyone is welcome. Volunteers and community partners play a huge role in making this possible.

Early Years & Family Support

  • Parenting Workshops
  • Support Services
  • Childhood Development
  • Literacy Support

Learning and celebrating together can make raising a family easier and more fun. The Neighbourhood House is a great place to connect with others who share similar interests and concerns.

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Children's Programs

  • Childcare
  • After School Program
  • Spring Break Camps
  • Summer Camps

Kiwassa offers full-time daycare for children 0-5, as well as before and after school care programs, spring break and summer camps for children in grades 1 through 7.

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Youth Programs

  • Leadership
  • Life Skills
  • Individual and Group Support
  • Field Trips
  • Settlement

Connecting youth to communities, resources and friends.

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Adults

  • Employment and Settlement Services
  • Housing
  • Food Banks

Kiwassa provides opportunities and support for people in our community for employment, housing and food security.

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Seniors

  • Health & Wellness
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Field Trips
  • ESL

Senior led, there are many leadership opportunities available within the broad range of multicultural seniors health, wellness, social and educational activities here.

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Newcomers Settlement Services & Support

  • Settlement Counselling
  • Translation
  • Employment Services

Kiwassa provides a range of free settlement services to immigrants and refugees to help them learn about, settle and integrate into their new community.

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Community Engagement

  • Leadership & Community Building
  • Special Events
  • Community Grants

Community happens when people come together!

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Food Programs

  • Nutritious Meals and Snacks
  • Food Security
  • Food Rescue
  • Food Banks
  • Catering

We rely on an incredible team of dedicated staff and volunteers to run our Food Programs. We welcome people of all abilities and experience levels with an interest in food to connect with us!

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Childcare

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Before and After School

Kiwassa offers quality, licensed group childcare programs for children 0-12 years.

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Employment Support Program

  • Career Planning
  • Job Search
  • Workshops
  • Training

Services include in-depth assessment and pre-employment, job search and job maintenance support, workshops, one-to-one counselling, career planning, employer connections and access to funded training, certificates and educational upgrading.

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Program Partners

Kiwassa works closely with a broad range of partner organizations working in our community.

Employment Support Services

WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. We also help employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses.

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North Hastings Community Learning and Literacy

We support lifelong learning, skills and information sharing and informal learning. With funding from Decoda Literacy, we are having continuous discussions with community members in strengthening literacy and learning in Hastings North area.

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Northeast Vancouver Early Years Centre

Hosted and co-located within Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, the Northeast Vancouver Early Years Centre focuses on families with young children (0 to 6 years old) in the Hastings Sunrise and Grandview Woodland neighbourhoods, and it is delivered in partnership with public and community partners.

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