Food Security Coordinator Position – Apply now!

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House is leading the development of a Local Love Food Hub and Spoke model in the neighbourhoods of Killarney, Victoria-Fraserview, Sunset, and Marpole.

We are looking for a Food Security Coordinator to work closely with SVNH’s Food Security Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of an offsite food distribution warehouse, oversee logistics with food suppliers and Spoke partners, ensure food safety, provide excellent customer service to community members accessing emergency food, and plan and organize cooking demonstrations, deliver food skills workshops, and support the development of a community garden.

See the job posting here:

Posting closes November 1, 2020

Orange Shirt Day

Have you heard of orange #orangeshirtday?

Orange shirt day is a movement that officially began in 2013 but in reality, it began in 1973 when six-year-old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School, outside of Williams Lake, BC. Young Phyllis was wearing a brand-new orange shirt for her first day of school – new clothes being a rare and wonderful thing for a First Nation girl growing up in her grandmother’s care – but the Mission Oblates quickly stripped her of her new shirt and replaced it with the school’s institutional uniform.

Orange Shirt Day was started by Phyllis to educate people about residential schools and fight racism and bullying. The message that Phyllis wants to pass along on Orange Shirt Day — and every day — is that every child matters.

What can you do? There are many ways you can get involved!

  • Wear an orange shirt on September 30th
  • Learn more about the history of residential schools in Canada at
  • Educate yourself on Indigenous history and read works by Indigenous authors
  • This year, students can watch a virtual event online hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Watch and Share Phyllis’ story.

As a social service organization, SVNH honours the memory of the children and families affected by residential schools in Canada. We take responsibility in educating our staff and community through our services about the trauma inflected by residential schools.
Today we wear orange!

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Wild Salmon Caravan

Wild salmon are an important Indigenous food, cultural and ecological keystone species, and an indicator of the health and integrity of the Indigenous land and food system.

Join the procession and presentations via livestreaming on facebook Wild Salmon Caravan

Rainbow warriors procession and art exhibit
Saturday Sept 19th
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Webinar panel discussions on Indigenous peoples and wild salmon conservation
Sunday Sept 20th
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Learn more about wild salmon, and join the livestream of this year’s celebration by visiting the website or Facebook page:


Share your thoughts around the City’s Budget for 2021


From now until September 20 – the City of Vancouver is seeking people’s input to help draft Budget 2021.

Each year City staff prepare an annual operating and capital budget and five-year financial plan for City Council’s consideration. They hope to hear your input on priorities for City spending and to get your opinions about how the City is managing its finances on your behalf.  In early December, the draft budget for 2021 will be presented to City Council for review and approval.

It’s more important than ever to hear from members of our communities!

Ways you can be to be involved:

  • Complete the survey to tell about your priorities for City spending and managing your tax dollars – survey closes September 20.
    • Available in 中文(both Traditional and Simplified Chinese), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi), Tagalog and Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese).
  • Try balancing the City’s budget with the new interactive ‘Balance the Budget‘ tool and let them know where you think they should spend more or less
  • Register to speak at the December 1 City Council meeting by phone or in person –
  • Contact Mayor and Council directly via





Petition to enhance emergency food support in South Vancouver

Low income seniors and other vulnerable groups living in Victoria-Fraserview, Killarney and Sunset struggle to find access to free or low-cost food in their neighbourhood. Since COVID-19 started, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank closed their distribution site in Victoria-Fraserview and relocated to Mount Pleasant. The new site is difficult for seniors, persons with disabilities, and families with young children to access. SVNH stepped in to offer temporary emergency food distribution, which has now ended due to limited space.

There is a gap in access to emergency food for low income seniors and other vulnerable groups in South Vancouver. As a result of this challenge, the South Vancouver Seniors Hub Council has taken the lead on an online petition to help increase awareness of the food insecurity that exists in South Vancouver. Please sign the petition below by clicking on the link. Share this with your contacts and help our neighbours’ voices be heard.

Sign the petition today!



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