General Programming

Gordon Neighbourhood House is an inclusive and supportive place with something for everyone. Don’t see the program that you need? Consider contacting us, and we can see what we can do.

Current Programs

Community Resourcing & Support

Our experienced Community Support Worker is available daily at Gordon Neighbourhood House to provide resources, referrals and connections to neighbours as needed. We can help you get started with housing referrals, access to emergency food, access to supportive programs and more.

Volunteer

We are often looking for volunteers to support this program. Please visit our Volunteer Page and fill out an application to get started.

How to Enroll

Community Income Tax Clinic

Our Community Income Tax Clinic is run by trained volunteers to assist seniors and low income households in completing the current year’s tax return. This program is run in conjunction with Revenue Canada, and only basic returns are accepted.

Eligibility

Seniors and low-income households (self-identified)

Cost

Free

How to Enroll

Please email welcome@gordonhouse.org. This program runs seasonally beginning in the spring and registration is limited.

Community Legal Aid Clinic

The Law Students’ Legal Advice Program for adults offers free legal advice and representation to those who cannot afford to pay for these services. Law students from various levels of study at the University of British Columbia, assisted by accredited members of the BC Bar, help clients solve their legal problems. The program located at Gordon Neighbourhood House provides services related to various legal issues, including: immigration, criminal matters, residential tenancy through services such as assisting clients with writing letters, negotiating with other parties, and preparing clients to appear on their own behalf in court. Law students are also able to take time to explain legal alternatives and legal processes to help clients feel comfortable exercising their legal rights.

Eligibility

Everyone welcome.

Cost

Free

How to Enroll

Currently suspended. Email welcome@gordonhouse.org to stay in the loop for future offerings.

English Conversation Class

The English Conversation Circle at Gordon Neighbourhood House provides an opportunity for people of all ages to practice reading, writing, and speaking the English language in a group setting. Whether you are just starting out, or advanced in your skills, our program will assist in your language development. By providing a variety of interactive and engaging activities and games, this program will accommodate people of all learning styles.

Volunteer

We are often looking for volunteers to teach or support language classes. If interested, please visit our Volunteer Page and fill out an application.

How to Enroll

Spanish Conversation Class (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)

This conversational-based Zoom virtual class a welcoming space for people of all ages and skill levels to practice speaking Spanish in a group environment. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced in your linguistic skills, our program will be a great addition to your language development.

Volunteer

We are often looking for volunteers to teach or support language classes. If interested, please visit our Volunteer Page and fill out an application.

How to Enroll

Farsi Conversation Class

Trying to speak or make a connection in a foreign language can feel strange and daunting. However, our classes are designed to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to practice reading, writing, and speaking the language in a group setting. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced in your linguistic skills, our program will be a great addition to your language development. It will provide a variety of interactive and engaging activities and exercises to accommodate everyone’s unique learning styles.

Volunteer

We are often looking for volunteers to teach or support language classes. If interested, please visit our Volunteer Page and fill out an application.

How to Enroll

Japanese Conversation Class

Come learn a new language together! Our wonderful volunteers will help you build your skills in a new language.

Volunteer

We are often looking for volunteers to teach or support language classes. If interested, please visit our Volunteer Page and fill out an application.

How to Enroll

French Conversation Class

Volunteer

We are often looking for volunteers to teach or support language classes. If interested, please visit our Volunteer Page and fill out an application.

How to Enroll

Clean Team Justin Jay 2019

Clean Team

A partnership between the West End Business Improvement Association  and Gordon Neighbourhood House, the Clean Team works on Davie, Denman, and Robson streets performing general commercial sidewalk/street cleaning, 3-1-1 illegal dumping reports, graffiti removal, power washing and leaf removal, as well as poster and sticker removal. We collect data about litter removed and use it to inform community clean-up initiatives. Volunteers are always welcome to help out!

Volunteer

We are often looking for volunteers to help at regular Community Clean-up events. We are able to accommodate groups looking to volunteer together. Please visit our Volunteer Page to get started or visit welcome@gordonhouse.org.