South Vancouver Neighbourhood House is looking for volunteers who speak multiple languages for interpretation and translation services!
Language barriers can prevent people from accessing food supports they need.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at:
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House is looking for a Food Security Manager to work closely with SVNH’s Executive Director and growing food security team to oversee and further develop SVNH’s food security programs, including the Hub and Spoke model.
The ultimate goal is to contribute to long-term food security across Killarney, VictoriaFraserview, and Sunset by ensuring the development and delivery of sustainable, culturally appropriate, community-connected food programs to promote the overall health and well-being of South Vancouver residents.
Please follow this link to see the detailed job description:
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
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 www.victoriaorangeshirtday.com
- 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.