West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House) has as its central purpose, the enabling of less-advantaged individuals, families and groups in the community to gain greater control over their lives and within their community. To this end the House will work in partnership with other community groups to identify issues and needs in order to plan and undertake appropriate responses. In addition it will engage individuals and groups in the community in cooperative planning for programs which seek to provide necessary resources and skills.
About West Neighbourhood House
West Neighbourhood House is a non-profit United Way agency and is not affiliated with any religious denomination or group. We are a team of volunteers, participants and staff who develop community programs and services in response to need and also promote socio-economic conditions in which individuals and families in our catchment area can thrive. We have served the multicultural neighbourhoods of southwest Toronto since 1912.
We operate out of six facilities, offering a broad range of community-based social service programs serving people of all ages. In all, we serve over 13,000 people a year.
West Neighbourhood House is governed by a fifteen-member Board of Directors, who are elected by our voting membership. Program services are delivered by over 200 full-time and part-time staff and over 800 volunteers.
Our community development projects benefit groups inside and outside our community. West Neighbourhood House has been recognized for this work through three public policy awards.