About Hey Neighbour Collective
Hey Neighbour Collective (HNC) brings together housing providers, non-profits, researchers, local and regional governments, housing associations and health authorities to experiment with and learn about ways of building community, social connectedness and resilience in BC’s fast-growing multi-unit housing communities.
HNC’s ‘backbone’ Support Team members play a number of roles: coordinating and facilitating the community of practice and supporting practice partners’ on-the-ground programming efforts; designing and undertaking research and evaluation activities with practice partners;; maintaining, nurturing and expanding our broad set of partnerships; managing cross-sectoral dialogues and knowledge mobilization activities; and overseeing administration and finances.
HNC’s practice partners are the real innovators, working with residents of multi-unit housing communities to build social connections and resilience. They share their learnings with support team members and each other through professionally facilitated community of practice sessions.
Learning network partners
Our Learning Network Partners are all concerned, like HNC, about the troubling increase in loneliness and social isolation and see a role for landlords, property managers and non-profits to work within multi-unit housing contexts to build community, social connectedness and resilience. We value their financial and in-kind support and the ongoing dialogue about the systemic aspects of our work.
A huge thank you to all current and past funders. We wouldn’t be here without you! If you are interested in learning about funding opportunities, please contact Michelle Hoar, HNC’s Project Director.
- Real Estate Foundation of BC
- BC Non-profit Housing Association
- Catherine Donnelly Foundation
- City of Vancouver
- City of North Vancouver
- McConnell Foundation (Innoweave)
- City of New Westminster
- United Way of Lower Mainland
- Victoria Foundation
- Vancouver Coastal Health
- Metro Vancouver
- CMHC SCHL
The Hey Neighbour Collective emerged from collaboration between staff involved in the City of Vancouver’s 2018-2019 Hey Neighbour! pilot project and a number of advisory committee members working on similar projects. The City of Vancouver’s original Hey Neighbour! Pilot was designed as…