In Kensington-Cedar Cottage we value our community members, our relationships, and our many cultures, languages and generations. We believe in creating community through cooperation, commitment, sharing skills and play.

In 2010 CCNH participated in the creation a Kensington-Cedar Cottage Community Plan for Literacy to develop practical and realistic next steps, to build on existing strengths and resources, and to support the community and its literacy initiatives.

Through this process, we knew these three statements to be true, and they now guide our work at CCNH:

  • We make connections
  • We nurture cultures and languages
  • We celebrate and share community skills and knowledge

Learn more about the KCC Strengthening Literacy Plan:

If you are interested in participating in our Literacy Task Group please contact Sharnelle at sjenkinsthompson@cedarcottage.org

 

Find Resources in Our Area

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

A. Gladstone Secondary 
4105 Gladstone St / 604-713-8288

B. Queen Alexandra Elementary
1300 E Broadway / 604-713-4599

C. Laura Secord Elementary
2500 Lakewood Dr / 604-713-4996

D. Charles Dickens Elementary
1010 E 17th Ave / 604-713-4978

E. Tyee Elementary
3525 Dumfries St / 604-713-4723

F. Charles Dickens Annex
3877 Glen Drive / 604-713-5392

G. Lord Selkirk Elementary
1750 E 22nd Ave / 604-713-4650

H. McBride Annex
4750 St Catherines St / 604-713-5374

I. McBride Elementary
1300 E 29th Ave / 604-713-4971

J. Lord Selkirk Annex
4444 Dumfries St / 604-713-4735

K. Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Elementary 960 E 39th Ave / 604-713-4799

L. Tecumseh Annex
1551 E 37th Ave / 604-713-4890

M. Tecumseh Elementary
1850 E 41st Ave / 604-713-5390

STRONG STARTS:
Lord Selkirk Elementary School - G,
Alexander Mackenzie – K and
Queen Alexandra Elementary School – B

School Aged Literacy – After School Programming
#1 CCNH
#2 TLCC
#3 KCC
#4 KPL

The Writers’ Exchange – A program for children at Queen Alexandra B / 778-230-0072 / http://www.vancouverwe.com
*Check-in with your local elementary school to see what Community Schools Afterschool Programming is offered

Adult Education – Ministry of Education
#1 - CCNH
#2 - TLCC
#3 - KCC
A. Main Street Education Centre at Gladstone Secondary School 604-713-5731 / http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/adulted/Pages/default.aspx

Community Book Talks
#4 - KPL

Food Literacy
#2 - CC Food Security Network
(see address for TLCC) cedarcottagefoodnetwork@gmail.com / https://cedarcottagefoodnetwork.wordpress.com/
#1 - CCNH
#5 - Salvation Army Family Services

Digital Literacy
#2 - TLCC
#3 - KCC
#4 - KPL

Health Literacy
#1 - CCNH
#2 - TLCC
#3 - KCC

Material Literacy 
#1 – CCNH
#2 - TLCC
#3 - KCC

Financial Literacy 
#4 - KPL


1. EARLY LEARNING AND FAMILY LITERACY
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
(CCNH) 4065 Victoria Drive / 604-874-4231 / www.cedarcottage.org

2. EARLY LEARNING AND FAMILY LITERACY
Trout Lake Community Centre (TLCC)
3360 Victoria Drive / 604-257-6955 / www.troutlakecc.com

3. EARLY LEARNING AND FAMILY LITERACY
Kensington Community Centre (KCC)
5175 Dumfries St / 604-718-6200 / http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/kensington-community-centre.aspx

4. EARLY LEARNING AND FAMILY LITERACY
Kensington Public Library (KPL)
1428 Cedar Cottage Mews / 604-665-3961 / http://www.vpl.ca/location/kensington-branch

5. SALVATION ARMY FAMILY SERVICES
3212 Fraser Street / 604-872-7676 / http://salvationarmyvcfs.com

6. PACIFIC IMMIGRANT RESOURCES SOCIETY
1874 Kingsway / 604-298-5888 / http://pirs.bc.ca

7. YMCA Nanook House
1255 E 10th Ave / 604-872-7011 / http://www.vanymca.org/childcare/bobkayacklesymcananookhouse.html
*Check in with your local elementary school for Family Literacy Nights

8. Mosaic English Language Centre
#206 – 2555 Commercial Drive / 604-684-8825 / 
http://www.mosaicbc.com/englishlanguage-centres/vancouver-englishlanguage-centres

Adult English Learning – Conversation Groups

9. Vancouver First Church of the Nazarene 
998 E19th Ave / 604-874-2022 / https://www.facebook.com/VFCNazarene

10. Vancouver Community College Basic
Education 26713, Building A, Broadway Campus / 604-871-7000 ext. 7369 / http://www.vcc.ca

11. Spartacus Books
3378 Findlay St / 604-688-6138 / http://spartacusbooks.net/wordpress/

12. Robert and Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre
1669 E Broadway / 604-675-3980 / http://www.vch.ca/Locations-Services/result?res_id=1251

13. Vancouver Tool Library
3348 Commercial St/ 604-568-8071 / http://vancouvertoollibrary.com

14. Vancouver Family Services 
#201-1638 E Broadway / 604-638-3390 ext. 3166 / http://www.fsgv.ca