Community Hubs & Collaboratives
Kits House is proud to be part of 3 hubs and 1 collective. Click on the corresponding tabs below to learn more about each
The Westside Seniors Hub strives to build a more responsive and resilient community for seniors residing on Vancouver’s Westside through the power of collective action.
The Westside Childhood Hub is a network of early learning, family resource and child care programs. The members of the Hub are group daycares, preschools, family daycare, family places and Kits Neighbourhood House.
To provide resources, education and support to service providers of early and middle years, and families with children 0-12 years on the Westside of Vancouver by
- identifying and responding to emerging needs and service gaps for children, families and service providers on the Westside through networking, collaboration, access to resources and education
- providing a collective voice on behalf of children, families and service providers on the Westside to funders, policy makers and key stakeholders
Food security on the Westside kept arising as an important issue at our monthly service providers meetings. In the spring of 2006, members of that group began to meet for the sole purpose of exploring food security on the west side. It soon became apparent that service providers and community members were keenly interested in networking and collaborating on this issue, hence the development of the Westside Food Collaborative.
Located on traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of šx?m??k??y??ma?? t?m?x? (Musqueam), s?l?ilw?ta?? t?m?x? (Tsleil-Waututh), and Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx?w (Squamish) Nations, and operating at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, Westside Food Collaborative (WFC) is a neighbourhood food network of community members and service providers working towards just and sustainable food system on Vancouver’s Westside. WFC is a member of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks.
The work of the Westside Food Collaborative is generously supported by the City of Vancouver’s Sustainable Food Systems Grant
Our vision is a just and sustainable food system, where everyone on the Westside of Vancouver has secure access to adequate amounts of safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate food, produced in an environmentally sustainable way and provided in a manner that promotes human dignity.
WFC will coordinate efforts, build collective capacity and form a unified voice of community service organizations providing food supports to the Westside residents. Through coordinated collective impact efforts, we will work to improve availability and access to adequate food resources for the most vulnerable community members. Together, we will work towards addressing the underlying factors leading to food insecurity, to advance the vision for a just and sustainable food system for all.
- Dunbar, Kitsilano & Point Grey Resource Guide
- Westside Food Asset and Need Scan Report 2021
- Free and Low-Cost Food Resources Guide
- Household Food Insecurity
778.785.785 ext. 1133
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