Connection. Celebration. Engagement. Leadership.
A community thriving in connection, celebration, engagement and leadership.
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House plays a leadership role in building a healthy and engaged neighbourhood by connecting people and strengthening their capacity to create change.
- human potential as our strongest neighbourhood asset
- stewardship of resources for the good of the community
- the strength that diversity brings and the role of social inclusion in neighbourhood life
- social justice for all in all aspects of life
- learning and innovation as the foundation for growth
- celebration of past, present and future.
Our House is Your House
What is a neighbourhood house?
Neighbourhood houses play a distinct role in the community they serve. They take a grassroots approach to service delivery which allows them to access the strengths and skills of participants and work together to address the needs and goals of the community. Neighbourhood houses value the empowerment, safety, collaboration, respect and inclusiveness of all people. Another important feature of Neighbourhood houses is that they partner with local community organizations to create mutually beneficial events and share resources.
History of Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH) is an integral part of the diverse, vibrant, and most multicultural neighbourhood in Vancouver. We envision ourselves as a community thriving in connection, celebration, engagement and leadership.
We began serving the community in 1976 with a youth leadership program that we ran from the basement of a local church, and added our second program, free income tax clinics, from a mobile trailer in 1977. Later that year, we moved to our first storefront building in the 500 block of East Broadway.
Finally, in 1995, we set up house in the spacious building we currently occupy at the busy corner of Broadway and Prince Albert. Our dedicated and engaged staff provide programs and services for more than 3,000 people annually, from more than 40 countries of origin. We work with a wide range of funders, community partners, as well as a strong volunteer base to offer community-oriented events and activities that meet the needs of the neighbourhood’s always changing population.
Help people from 40+ countries, many First Nations, and all generations make the most of of life at our House.