Community Agencies

These community agencies provide residents with important information and links to resources available in the community.



Capilano Community Services Society

Capilano Community Services Society is a registered non-profit society serving the three municipalities on the North Shore: the District and City of North Vancouver, as well as the District of West Vancouver. The organization began in 1970 as a grassroots response to the needs of the Lower and Upper Capilano Area for support to both youth and seniors in the community.

Capilano Community Services Society
Tel: 604-988-7115
Email: miki@capservices.ca
Website: www.capservices.ca


Family Services of the North Shore

Family Services of the North Shore is an accredited, not-for-profit, community-based organization. For sixty years, we have provided education, support, and counselling to heal and connect the North Shore community.

Family Services of the North Shore
Tel: 604-988-5281
Email: family@familyservices.bc.ca
Website: www.familyservices.bc.ca


Hollyburn Family Services

Hollyburn Family Services has been providing quality programs, counselling, and support services to children, youth, seniors and families since 1990. Hollyburn Family Services is a member of the Federation of Community Social Services of BC, the Autism Society of British Columbia, the BC Care Providers Association and operates programs accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Hollyburn Family Services
Tel: 604-987-8211
Email: info@hollyburn.ca
Website: www.hollyburn.ca


North Shore Community Resources Society

Enhancing the quality of life on the North Shore since 1976, North Shore Community Resources, a registered charitable society, has provided information and programs serving the people of our community across the life span. The North Shore Community Resources Society is located on the 2nd floor at Capilano Mall.

Services provided include Legal Information & Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Child Care Resource & Referral, Community Housing Action Committee, Information North Shore and Volunteer North Shore.

North Shore Community Resources Society
Tel: 604-985-7138
Email: nscr@nscr.bc.ca
Website: www.nscr.bc.ca


North Shore Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

The North Shore Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is dedicated to improving communication skills and the quality of life for the hearing impaired.

North Shore Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
Tel: 604–926–5222
Email: chha_nsb@telus.net
Website: www.chha-nsb.com


North Shore Crisis Services Society

Since 1979, North Shore Crisis Service Society has been providing support and services to women and their children fleeing abuse. We have an 18-bed transition house, a second stage housing program, outreach programs, and a Children Who Witness Abuse program. As well, we run the Good Stuff Connection Clothing Program and Thrift Shop, open 7 days a week, at 154 West 3rd Street. The North Shore Crisis Services Society is a registered charity.

North Shore Crisis Services Society
24-Hour Women's Support Line: 604-987-3374
Tel: 604-987-0366
Email: admin@nscss.net
Website: www.nscss.net


North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC)

The North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC) provides programs and services based on the belief that all people are important to their community. Our mission statement is "Working for a community for all": we work to ensure that people with disabilities, along with their families and friends, can participate actively as members of the community. We are committed to working toward a community which is free of physical, financial and attitudinal barriers.

North Shore Disability Resource Centre
Tel: 604-985-5371
Email: nsdrc@nsdrc.org
Website: www.nsdrc.org


North Shore Harvest Project

Harvest Project is a registered charity on the North Shore that provides food, clothing and client care services to individuals and families at risk of homelessness. These core clients face serious life challenges and are usually in a state of transition. While providing them with food and clothing during this period, the clear focus is to work with them to set goals, direct them to the appropriate support services or agencies and assist them in the process of rebuilding their lives. Harvest Project provides a hand up.

Harvest Project operates with a small staff and over 150 regular volunteers who help keep the programs running effectively. Financial gifts and in-kind contributions are always welcome.

North Shore Harvest Project
Tel: 604-983-9488
Email: info@harvestproject.org
Website: www.harvestproject.org


North Shore Housing Centre

Located at the corner of Bewicke and West 2nd Street, the City's permanent North Shore Shelter & Transitional Housing provides a warm, safe and comfortable refuge for those in need. The facility provides temporary shelter, food and services for up to 25 people, as well as an additional 15 temporary beds during extreme cold weather conditions.

North Shore Shelter & Transitional Housing
Tel: 604-982-9126
Email: nsshelter@lookoutsociety.ca
Website: www.lookoutsociety.ca


North Shore Multicultural Society

The North Shore Multicultural Society is a not-for-profit agency providing a full range of individual and group services including: settlement information and orientation, English language, employment and diversity services. Our mission is to help you achieve a working knowledge of Canadian social, economic and cultural systems.

North Shore Multicultural Society
Tel: 604-988-2931
Email: office@nsms.ca
Website: www.nsms.ca


North Shore Neighbourhood House (NSNH)

North Shore Neighbourhood House (NSNH) is a not-for-profit registered charity serving the North Shore community since 1939. The NSNH has a long tradition of providing social, recreational and child care services to North Shore residents. The Agency promotes a sense of community, cooperation, respect and mutual understanding through the provision of programs and services designed to meet the needs of the individual and the community as a whole.

North Shore Neighbourhood House
Tel: 604-987-8138
Email: frontdesk@nsnh.bc.ca
Website: www.nsnh.bc.ca


North Shore Restorative Justice Society

Restorative Justice is a philosophy that looks at crime and conflict as a breakdown between people and relationships. Restorative Justice acknowledges that when a crime occurs it impacts the victim, community, and offender, and therefore in order to resolve or to start to heal the harm, all people affected need to be part of the conversation.

North Shore Restorative Justice Society
Tel: 604-969-7462
Email: info@nsrj.ca
Website: www.nsrj.ca


North Shore Salvation Army

Located at the corner of West 12th Street and Lonsdale, the North Shore Salvation Army Community & Family Ministries has been serving North Shore residents for 97 years. Community outreach services include food hampers, food bank by appointment, coats and backpacks for kids, addictions, rehab and outreach in addition to free informative courses and programs.

North Shore Salvation Army Community & Family Ministries
Tel: 604-988-7225
Email: pd@telus.net


North Shore Women's Centre (NSWC)

For more than 30 years, the North Shore Women's Centre (NSWC) has been a valuable community resource, providing essential services for women who need support and guidance. Drop-ins are welcome with dedicated staff and volunteers on hand to answer questions and provide support. Numerous resources are available, including information pamphlets and forums. The centre also organizes fundraising events throughout the year.

North Shore Women's Centre
Tel: 604-984-6009
Email: info@northshorewomen.ca
Website: www.northshorewomen.ca


North Vancouver Museum & Archives

North Vancouver's Museum explores the interactions between people and place that have shaped North Vancouver's history, create its present and will define its future. The Museum is open by appointment only; school programs may be boked at 604-990-3700 ex. 8016. The Archives is located in the Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Road, Lynn Valley. Visitors and researchers may access thousands of photographs, maps and archival documents there.


North Vancouver Museum & Archives
Tel: 604-990-3700 ext. 8016
Email: nvmac@dnv.org
Website: www.nvma.ca


North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission (NVRC)

The City of North Vancouver encourages and supports the active, healthy lifestyles and recreational and cultural pursuits of all residents in the community. Through the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission (NVRC), the City offers a broad range of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and cultural services and events for people of every age, interest and ability.

The NVRC's community recreation centres provide many public amenities, from swimming pools, racquet courts, and ice rinks to multi-purpose program rooms that can accommodate events of any size.

The NVRC's cultural services provide a strong public art program, grant programs, support to arts and cultural organizations, promotion and cultural planning services.

North Vancouver Recreation & Culture
Tel: 604-987-Play (7529)
Email: askus@nvrc.ca
Website: www.nvrc.ca

NVRC Cultural Services
Tel: 604-983-6466
Email: ricej@nvrc.ca
Website: www.nvrc.ca/arts-culture


North Vancouver School District

The North Vancouver School District's mission is "to ensure that each learner has opportunities to succeed in a challenging educational program."

The School District has 25 elementary and 7 secondary schools, and offers a comprehensive Kindergarten through Grade 12 education program. In addressing the wide diversity of student needs, the school district also provides specialized support services for students with exceptional learning needs.

North Vancouver School District
Tel: 604-903-3444
Email: info@sd44.ca
Website: www.sd44.ca


Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre

The mission of Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre is to inspire and enhance the physical and mental well-being of adults 55 plus. We have over 70 different programs and activities designed to keep you active, stay mentally fit, develop your creativity and make new friends. We also offer a number of helpful services including meals and refreshments, legal advice, friendly visiting and more. And we organize special events including dinner dances, special teas, bus trips, informative lectures, and practical workshops.

Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre
Tel: 604-980-2474
Email: info@silverharbourcentre.com
Website: www.silverharbourcentre.com

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