Food & culture in Victoria-Fraserview

Our South Vancouver communities are diverse, beautiful and different than other areas of our city. This article gives a heartfelt description that highlights the interconnectedness of culture and food in the Victoria-Fraserview neighbourhood:

Moving on from a Truly Special Vancouver Neighbourhood | The Tyee

VCH Website and Translation Engagement

Vancouver Coastal Health is in the process of redesigning the VCH website and reviewing VCH translation practices.

VCH has launched a survey for the two projects, and would like to receive input from the diverse communities we serve. Community feedback will help inform the design of the new VCH website; to create a user-friendly resource with special attention to accessibility to non-English speakers. Please feel free to distribute the survey widely.

To complete the survey, go to: 

English: https://survey.givingopinions.ca/vch

Punjabi:  https://survey.givingopinions.ca/vch?lang=pa

Farsi:                               https://survey.givingopinions.ca/vch?lang=fa

Simplified Chinese:        https://survey.givingopinions.ca/vch?lang=zhs

Traditional Chinese:       https://survey.givingopinions.ca/vch?lang=zht

Migrant Workers’ Empowerment Circle Program

In 2019, SVNH started the first Migrant Worker’s Empowerment Circle (MWEC). This was formed because of the lack of services and support for Migrant Workers living/working in South Vancouver. The MWEC focused on 1) building personal strengths, 2) connecting people to other migrant workers, 3) educating on employment rights, laws and responsibilities, and 4) empowering migrant workers to use their voice. Within a year, over 1,810 migrant workers accessed MWEC.

View the brochure for more details on the 2020-2021 program scale-up and services:

For further program information, contact:

Koyali Burman, Community Engagement Officer Lead, SVNH Migrant Workers’ EC Program koyali.burman@southvan.org, 604-324-6212

Food Security Manager Job Posting

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: