Neighbourhood Houses: Building Community in Vancouver (Hardcover)

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By Miu Chung Yan (Editor), Sean Lauer (Editor)
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Description


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.
 

About the Author


Miu Chung Yan is professor of social work at the University of British Columbia and coeditor of Working with Immigrants and Refugees: Issues, Theories, and Approaches for Social Work and Human Service Practice.

Sean Lauer is associate professor at the University of British Columbia and coauthor of Getting Married: The Public Nature of Our Private Relationships.

Praise For…


"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

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780774865814
ISBN-10: 0774865814
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: March 18th, 2021
Pages: 252