This is Neighbourocity News

We are a city of caring neighbours. Together we are improving lives, creating impact and building hope. Read our stories.

This is Neighbourocity News

We are a city of caring neighbours. Together we are improving lives, creating impact and building hope. Read our stories.

Stitching together a livelihood at Craftworks

Stitching together a livelihood at Craftworks

New industrial sewing machines help people with barriers to employment at Craftworks. Heather Stewart has always been a sewer, but never dreamed of doing it professionally until she reached out to 3H Craftworks Society. She took a 12-week industrial sewing...

Britannia Carving Pavilion has a new Indigenous name

Central City Foundation donors helped fund the Pavilion that was honoured with a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ name. Central City Foundation donors helped fund the Pavilion that was honoured with a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ name. The Britannia Carving Pavilion that...

Groundswell on Granville Island

Central City Foundation donors support social entrepreneurs at Groundswell public market Groundswell is an alternative business school that gives students the tools, mentorship and community to build a social venture that helps solve real world problems....

A Welcome Centre for newcomers to Canada

Central City Foundation donors helped fund new ISSofBC Welcome Centre Newcomers to Canada face the challenge of navigating a new country, culture and, often, a new language. The challenge is even greater for the thousands of refugees who come to Canada for a safe new...

Megaphone payment app a great success

The Megaphone Magazine mobile payments app has seen fantastic results since it launched last September. The development of the ground-breaking app was funded by Central City Foundation donors, investing in innovative projects to improve the lives of our...

Lu’ma Medical Clinic provides Indigenous-centred health care

For many Indigenous residents of Vancouver, good, consistent health care is not easy to find. That’s why Lu’ma Native Housing Society decided to bring healthcare to their community by opening the Lu’ma Medical Centre, to provide medical service by...

Fair in the Square 2017

This year's Fair in the Square was not only a celebration of our inner city neighbours, but a moment of respite for a community facing an opioid crisis. It was an afternoon of neighbours coming together, supporting one another and together building hope....

PACE Society: Building walls, tearing down barriers

When Brenna Bezanson made the transition out of sex work, she faced stigma surrounding her former profession. PACE Society was a place where she was accepted for who she is and supported her while she explored new options.  After working hard with PACE to rebuild her...

Tom Syer: It’s good to be compassionate

After years of working in high stress government and business environments and starting a family, I felt a strong need to give back to my community. Fortunately a unique and wonderful opportunity to connect in a more grassroots, direct way was awaiting me. A former...