NEWS - SVNH Community Action Network video

Metro Vancouver can be a hard place to make friends and know each other. Our neighbourhood connections are cordial, but weak. Many people in Metro Vancouver are retreating from the community life. There are limits to how people see diversity as an opportunity to forge meaningful connections. Therefore, Community Action Network of South Vancouver Neighbourhood House was formed a year ago that comprised of diverse members from various ethnic groups who live and or work in the South East Vancouver area. The purpose of Community Action Network is to engage and connect with our neighbours, assist members in solving problems and build a greater sense of community and neighbourliness.  
 
Cenen (CAN Steering Committee member) said that “ I enjoy volunteering in the Community Action Network(CAN) because I get to meet and work with new friends from my Filipino community and in other communities like the Arabian, South Asian, Chinese, European community and  Latino. Julie(Steering Committee member enjoys facilitating and organizing CAN activities and at the same time, keeps herself informed about housing, banking, etc.  
Sherifa (Steering Committee member) said that “I am very proud to be a member of the CAN group that provides programs and services to newcomers to Canada, and Vancouver in particular.
 
The Community Action Network film was shot by UBC students James Infante, Clare Kim and edited by Lloyd Nellas a student from Vancouver Film School. The film was launched on Sept 26th at the Newcomer Welcoming event of South Vancouver Neighbourhood house.  The film showcased how the Community Action Network Committee Members are helping new immigrants and longtime residents to engage and create a greater sense of community in the South Vancouver area.  
 
Watch the film and get to know the people behind the SVNH Community Action Network (CAN). 

Click here to see the video. 

Posted on 20/07/2015