West Neighbourhood House will work in partnership with the community to promote personal and social change in order to achieve a safe, health and accepting society for all. To this end, we will work with our resources and the strengths of the community.
West Neighbourhood House enables less advantaged individuals, families and groups in the community to gain greater control over their lives and within their community.
- Build bridges within and across communities
- Promote access to full participation in society by addressing barriers like illiteracy, inadequate incomes, unaffordable housing and discrimination of all types
- Assist people to meet individual and family needs
- Provide the tools and opportunities for people to control their own lives and to take on leadership in the community
- Advocate for changes in social systems that will ensure dignity, quality of life and equal opportunities for all.
West Neighbourhood House values the dignity of each individual and the responsibility of each of us to care for others.
The conditions that contribute to dignity include:
- a useful and valued place in society
- an adequate and stable income that provides for basic needs
- adequate and affordable choices for housing
- a positive appreciation of the importance of diversity (individually and in terms of groups) to our community life
West Neighbourhood House’s actions to attain this vision include:
- reaching diverse community members
- motivating and engaging community involvement
- transmitting the House’s values
- participatory research and analysis
- providing organizing opportunities for community involvement
- celebrating and sustaining community participation