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Neighbourhood Houses

Building Community in Vancouver

With a Foreword by David Hulchanski

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Neighbourhood Houses

Building Community in Vancouver

With a Foreword by David Hulchanski
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.
 

252 pages | 2 halftones, 16 figures, 14 tables | 6 x 9

Social Work

Sociology: Social Change, Social Movements, Political Sociology


Reviews

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.”

Micheal L. Shier, University of Toronto

“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.”

John Shields, Ryerson University

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