The North Shore Neighbourhood House was founded by Lonsdale residents aiming to create an accessible gathering place for local youth, expanding on the informal “neighbourhood house” at Hugh and Rose Beattie’s where local kids regularly gathered for activities like building model planes, dancing, sewing and more. The city agreed to lease an old building for one dollar per year and with the efforts of many neighbours, the first House was up and running by 1940, clean, painted and welcoming.
Since then, the House moved locations a few more times before it found its current home at 225 East 2nd street in North Vancouver. We’ve seen many changes since 1939 but continue to aim to provide programs and services to meet the needs of children and families, youth and seniors here in Lower Lonsdale and at program sites throughout the North Shore.
The North Shore Neighbourhood House has been meeting the child care needs of the community since 1939 and is currently the largest provider of childcare on the North Shore.
In addition to our regular programs and service listed in our program guide, we offer special wellness events throughout the year including flu and mammography clinics.