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Fonds AM1684 - Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society fonds

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Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society fonds

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  • [ca. 1976-2008] (Creation)
    Little Mountain Neighourhood House Society

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0.4 metre of textual records
7 photographs

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In 1974, the Riley Park area of Vancouver was identified by the Federal, Provincial and City governments as a high priority inner-city neighbourhood in need of the Neighbourhood Improvement Program (N.I.P.). In 1976, City of Vancouver approved the program and a grant of about $1.9 million was allocated by the three levels of government. In the same year, the Riley Park Citizens’ N.I.P. Planning community, formed by the members of the Riley Park neighbourhood, was established to advise City Council on the N.I.P. Planning.

In 1978, some members of the N.I.P. Planning Committee, joined with other community groups, formed the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society to advocate for the inclusion of a Neigbourhood House facility in the Riley Park N.I.P. program to provide socially-oriented programs and services. The Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society was incorporated on 29 August 1978. The purposes of the Society were:

• to promote, through self-help, the development by residents of the Little Mountain area, of educational, recreational, community and cultural activities for the benefit of the neighbourhood;

• to provide a facility or several facilities to house these programs and activities;

• to improve the quality of family and neighbourhood life in the Little Mountain area;

• to improve relationships among individuals and groups within the neighbourhood.

The Society’s idea of having a Neighbourhood House facility was supported by the Riley Park N.I.P. Planning Committee and a capital funding of $524,000 was received. The Neighbourhood House was opened at a temporary location at 4397 Main Street, Vancouver. In 1981, the permanent Neighbourhood House facility was opened at 3981-3987 Main Street.

The Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society has been operating the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House since 1978. The Neighbourhood House serves the needs of the community by providing a wide variety of social, educational, immigrant settlement services, cultural and recreational programs with the goal to strengthen neighbourhood life for the diverse community.

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Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society. Record types include incorporation documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, annual reports, financial statements, board meeting minutes and standing committee minutes.

The fonds has been organized into the following series: Administrative files (1978-1999) and Event and program files (ca. 1976-2008).

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Donated by Joel Bronstein, on behalf of the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society, in 2016.


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