Lower Lonsdale
North Vancouver

Lower Lonsdale is filled with talented, passionate people just like you, who care about your community.  

United Way’s Hi Neighbour Initiative helps you meet them and works with you to create opportunities to make a difference in your community in ways that matter most to you. 

It might be as simple as saying hello to someone on the street, as fun as hosting a block party or as exciting as building a new community garden – we call these acts of local love. 

Why it matters, Lower Lonsdale

Making connections and creating places and spaces where people feel welcome and a part of a community makes people’s lives better. That’s because loneliness and isolation are increasing. You and Hi Neighbour are the antidote! When people are connected to their neighbours, they feel safer, less alone and healthier.

Lower Lonsdale residents told us they’d like to make their neighbourhood stronger and more inclusive by increasing opportunities for all voices to be heard and included, creating a sense of belonging and safety and finding the right people to make that happen – community builders, like you.

Here’s what Lower Lonsdale residents told us: read the survey results

I’d like to start.

Here are some fun, easy ways to connect with your neighbours.

Dylan is your community engagement specialist

Dylan’s (he/him) a committed community leader. This Red River Métis & Jewish former foster kid thrives on community justice and empowerment, which you’ll find him working on in neighbourhoods across the Lower Mainland.

Want to volunteer, get involved, or have an idea you’d like to share?

Drop Dylan a line at DylanC@uwlm.ca

More ways to connect with your neighbours

Get together with your neighbours

It’s a great way to get to know them.

Get together with your neighbours. It’s a great way to get to know them.  Offer to host an activity or party in your neighbourhood or work with a local businesses or community group to get something started.

Share your time and talent

It’s a great way to connect with neighbours.

Share your time and talent. It’s a great way to connect with neighbours. Spread the word by attending events, posting your skills and talents at a local coffee shop, by stopping to talk to your neighbour or by sharing on social with #HiNeighbour.

Create something

Create a mini-project, gathering or activity in your neighbourhood.

Create a mini project, gathering or activity in your neigbhourhood. It helps you get to know your neighbours– the family down the street, the senior who lives next door and the teen you see in the playground.

Got an idea? Let’s talk about our Local Love Fund

Do you have a simple project or idea to support your community? United Way’s Local Love Fund is making $12,000 available to support projects, up to a value of $1,000 each, for Clayton Heights residents.  

Apply Now

Not sure where to start? We can help. Drop us a line at lolo@uwlm.ca. 

Hi Neighbour partners

Building a good neighbourhood takes all kinds of ideas, people and organizations. Here’s one we’re proud to partner with. 

Special thanks to Neptune. 

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North Shore businesses foster local love and social purpose

Every business owner wants their company to become a pillar of the community. Lower Lonsdale entrepreneurs Anroe and Nicole Aserson, owners of O’Canadawg hot dog stands, are a great example.  Community building through cleaning up Littering was becoming a growing problem in their neighbourhood, and Anroe and Nicole wanted to help. Along with a fellow

Local love starts at home for Neptune Terminals

A connected community is a healthy community. Strong connections increase our mental, physical and emotional well-being. They positively impact our quality of life and increase our overall happiness and satisfaction. But what works in one community may not in another. Every neighbourhood is unique, and everyone – from individual citizens to companies operating in the

Tracy GreenLower Lonsdale – Hi Neighbour