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Orange Shirt Day 2021

This was a magical evening for everyone in attendance, with one child giving the ultimate high praise of ‘I am adding Jaylene to my adult friends list’. Resources for Relearning & Action Victoria Orange Shirt Day Orange Shirt Day Society National…

Sensory Friendly Pride 2021

Vancouver’s West End is well-known for its inclusive atmosphere anytime of the year, but especially during the summer months when the 2SLGBTQAI+ (Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Asexual/Aromantic, Intersex, and Questioning) community celebrates Pride. While the annual Pride…

Fall 2020 COVID-19 Update

This summer, we have been delighted to begin welcoming members back to Gordon House — albeit in small, masked-up, outdoor gatherings. We’ve missed you! And while you’ve been busy catching up in the plaza, our Management Team (Jessy, Linda, Isabel,…

West End Votes—Meet the Candidates

The Canadian federal election will take place on Monday, September 20th, 2021. Five candidates are running to become Vancouver Centre’s representative in the House of Commons of the 44th Canadian Parliament. We reached out to all confirmed candidates in our…

Different Methods to Vote

No matter which method you choose to vote, you’ll need to prove your identity and address. Keep reading, or visit Elections Canada for the full list of accepted ID. Option 1: Government-Issued Photo IDShow one piece of government-issued photo identification that has…

West End Votes—Candidate Profile: Taylor Singleton-Fookes

Taylor Singleton-FookesPeople’s Party of Canadawww.mptaylor.cataylorsingletonfookes@live.com(778) 791-7667No Social Media Question 1: Housing Affordability Approximately 80% of West End residents currently rent their homes. Many neighbours are concerned that rental prices and living expenses are rising exponentially faster than household incomes. What will…

West End Votes—Candidate Profile: Hedy Fry

Hedy FryLiberal Party of Canadawww.HedyFry.Liberal.cainfo@hedyfry.com(604) 566-3343Social Media:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  TikTok Question 1: Housing Affordability Approximately 80% of West End residents currently rent their homes. Many neighbours are concerned that rental prices and living expenses are rising exponentially…

West End Votes—Candidate Profile: Breen Ouellette

Breen OuelletteNew Democratic Partywww.electbreen.ca office@electbreen.ca(778) 853-1008Social Media:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  TikTok Question 1: Housing Affordability Approximately 80% of West End residents currently rent their homes. Many neighbours are concerned that rental prices and living expenses are rising exponentially…

West End Votes—Candidate Profile: Alaric Paivarinta

Alaric PaivarintaGreen Party of CanadaAlaric.paivarinta@greenparty.ca Phone: (604) 369-4245Social Media:  Twitter Question 1: Housing Affordability Approximately 80% of West End residents currently rent their homes. Many neighbours are concerned that rental prices and living expenses are rising exponentially faster than household incomes.…

Community Development Officer (Canada Summer Jobs Program)

Community Development Officer—Canada Summer Jobs Program Internal/External Job Posting Job Title: Community Development Officer—Canada Summer Jobs Program Number of Hours per Week: 21-40* Number of Positions Available: 1 Anticipated Start Date: September 2021 Contract Length: 280 hours, until February 2022…

Truth & Reconciliation at Gordon Neighbourhood House

Gordon Neighbourhood House staff, volunteers, and members continue to hold survivors & intergenerational survivors close to our heart as we reckon with the shocking and horrifying crimes committed at Indian Residential Schools in Canada. These institutions were an assault on…

UBC ‘How to Grow’ Workshop Series

Link to bonus wonder appie recipe video on Youtube Whimsy Appetizer Ingredients and Materials:- Smashed Avocado – Cream Cheese – Plastic Bag – Jelly (any flavour)- Sesame Seeds – Bowl- Bonus: Raw Salmon to place in between layers

Statement: Kamloops Residential School

Our governing body the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC has shared their statement on their website HERE. To our West End Neighbours and Colleagues: On behalf of Gordon House, I want to acknowledge the recent discovery of a mass grave…

Eid Mubarak!

The religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the “Festival of Breaking Fast,” is also known as Lesser Eid or simply Eid. The festival can last one to three days marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. During…