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Welcome to ANHBC
Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia
We are a volunteer driven, community service agency
We are children, youth, adults
and seniors of all races, all religions.
Our mission is to make neighbourhoods better places to live in
Attend, participate, belong, lead and learn!
We welcome everyone
We respect all neighbours
ANHBC Neighbourhoods Houses

Welcome to the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia (ANHBC)
We welcome everyone!
What is a Neighbourhood House?

A welcoming place where everyone, all ages, nationailites and abilities can attend, partcipate, belong, lead and learn through programs, services and community building.

ANHBC is a volunteer-driven, community based organization committed to enhancing neighbourhoods

Operating in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia since 1894, today the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia is made up of eight neighbourhood houses and an outdoor centre.



Together, we can do more...

What Our Clients Say

"Make life more meaningful and enjoyable for its members."
Elaine Amornpoj
"They bring together family and friends with programs for all ages, makes it feel like a family away from family."
Nawaporn Tim
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  • ANHBC is seeking members for our Board of Directors

    The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC is seeking members for our Board of Directors for a minimum two-year term starting in September, 2014.  At least two positions will be vacant at the end of the current term.

    Established in 1896, ANHBC is one of BC’s longest-standing nonprofit organizations.  Our mission is to make neighbourhoods better places to live.  As a volunteer-driven community service agency, our goal is to enable people to embrace their lives and strengthen their communities.  Our challenge is to work with communities to develop innovative programs and services that meet the changing needs of a diverse population.

    AHNBC is comprised of a network of seven Neighbourhood Houses in the Lower Mainland along with the Sasamat Outdoor Centre.  Our annual operating expenses for the 2013-14 fiscal year totaled just under $18 million.  For more detailed information about ANHBC visit our website at

    As a new member of the Board of Directors, you will join a skilled, hardworking team that follows a policy-based style of governance.  AHNBC’s 15 Directors are responsible for supporting the ANHBC to plan, raise resources, develop a public presence, manage financial and other resources, manage risk, and ultimately to carry out the mission and mandate of the organization.

    We are seeking applicants to can contribute skills and knowledge in any of these areas, but especially in the areas of:

    • Social work, youth and family services;
    • Experience with the justice system;
    • Experience with immigration or settlement services;
    • Finance with a focus in non-profit management;
    • Non-profit governance.


    Benefits of serving on the ANHBC Board include:

    • Strengthening your governance and leadership skills;
    • Expanding your network;
    • Learning from your peers and sharing your expertise;
    • Contributing to the health and well-being of thousands of your neighbours here in BC;
    • Being part of an international movement to make neighbourhoods better places to live for everyone.

    The Board of Directors meets monthly with a break over the summer months. Meetings are typically held on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

    Applications are due by the end of the day on Monday, August 18, 2014.  See the “ANHBC Board Candidate Information Sheet” on

    For more information contact Deb Bryant, ANHBC’s Chief Executive Officer at 604 875 9111 ex 107 or

  • Did you know?
    • Incorporated in 1894, the Association of Neighbourhood Houses was the 36th non-profit society in BC. Since then, our 117 year old Association has grown into an organization of eight Neighbourhood Houses and an Outdoor Centre.
    • ANHBC's NH's and Camps serve more than 100,000 people a year, or 17% of the population of Vancouver - that's half of the Translink passenger rides on any given day!

    For general enquiries, please contact ANH Central Services at
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