Community Development

Gordon House seeks to build a vibrant, inclusive and active West End where every person has the opportunity to belong.

Current Programs

Young Ideas

The YI Initiative is a group of volunteers who organize events, activities and workshops focused on facilitating opportunities for connection of those in our community that are between the ages of 20 and 39. Young Ideas have hosted soccer at the beach meet-ups, a 90s hip-hop themed pop-up pub and drag queen bingo. The Young ideas program continues to gain momentum as the number of participants increase with each event and activity.

Volunteer Opportunity

Young Ideas is steered by a volunteer committee of young adults that meets annually to set strategic direction, and monthly to plan workshops, events and programs. Visit our Volunteer Page to fill out an application, and indicate your interest in Young Ideas.

How to Enroll

This program is currently suspended.

West End Games Night

Free weekly community board games, featuring everything from giant Jenga to Risk. Run outside during the summer and inside through the winter. We love our neighbours for keeping this program going!

How to Enroll

Currently suspended until further notice.

Gordon House Library

A neighbour-maintained library at Gordon Neighbourhood House with good reads for all ages. Come ask our Front Desk where the cart is today. Take a book and make sure to add one too if you can.

How to Enroll

The program is suspended until further notice.

Native Plants Garden

Thanks to local gardener Jesse, we are proud to have a display of local plants outside of Gordon House. Come learn about salal, huckleberries and other native plants to this area. If you are interested in this display, you may be interested in our Indigenous Food Systems or Urban Gardens program – please see our Food Programs page for more detail.


Gordon Neighbourhood House

How to Enroll

No registration required.

Gordon Neighbourhood House regularly features the work of local artists in our Atrium. Come have a look, or think about having a display of your own.

How to Enroll

Please email


Our volunteer instructor aims to provide a space in our community for inclusive, supportive, accessible, and personalized Vinyasa yoga practice. All adults are welcome to attend. Bring your own yoga mat to this drop-in class and join us for some fun!