Neighbourhood Houses

Building Community in Vancouver

Edited by Miu Chung Yan and Sean R. Lauer

Neighbourhood Houses

Edited by Miu Chung Yan and Sean R. Lauer

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

With a Foreword by David Hulchanski
252 pages | 2 halftones, 16 figures, 14 tables | 6 x 9
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774865821 Will Publish November 2021 For sale in USA only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9780774865814 Published March 2021 For sale in USA only
The Vancouver neighborhood house movement began in 1894 and since then has sought to create spaces for community building in the increasingly fragmented urban environment. Local activists established these community hubs to provide mutual aid to old and new neighbors alike, including childcare, literacy classes, and medical services. Drawing on a five-year study of the Vancouver network, Neighbourhood Houses demonstrates that place-based community organizations offer an antidote to disconnection in modern urban cities.
 
Review Quotes
Micheal L. Shier, University of Toronto
Neighbourhood Houses highlights the important role played by community-based non-profits in governance, meeting neighbourhood and individual service user needs, and engaging in advocacy and service production.”
John Shields, Ryerson University
“Conceptually and analytically rich, this volume is a welcome addition to the literature on the role of neighbourhood houses in community building and service delivery.”
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