West Side Literacy Hub


The West Side Literacy Hub is a network of local organizations and community members who work together to promote literacy in its many forms on the West Side of Vancouver and is run through Kitsilano Neighbourhood House. Funding for the West Side Literacy Hub comes from Decoda Literacy. 

Each year the Literacy Hub works together to host two Literacy events:

  1. Family Literacy Day at Kits House | January 26, 2023
    Make it Count! Play, Sort, Measure, an intergenerational event
  2. West Side Literacy Fair at VPL Kits Branch | Late May 2023



What is literacy?

Literacy is critical in helping us make sense of our world. From the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep, we are constantly making meaning of the world around us.

Literacy has traditionally been thought of as reading and writing. Although these are essential components of literacy, today our understanding of literacy encompasses much more.

Here are some examples of literacy:

  • Early Years
  • Civic/Social
  • Community Safety
  • Cyber
  • Cultural
  • Digital & Computer
  • Environmental
  • Ethical
  • Family
  • Financial
  • Food Security
  • Foundational – Reading, Writing & Meaning Making
  • Functional 
  • Health & Safety
  • Language
  • Legal
  • Numerical
  • Physical
  • Seniors
  • Visual 



    To work together to provide resources, education and support for literacy initiatives and to identify and respond to emerging needs and service gaps in literacy on the Westside through networking, collaboration, access to resources, and education.


    Literacy Outreach Coordinator