Food, Music, Health & Community

Growing food and growing community are intertwined activities important to a healthy and resilient neighborhood. Our work is to ensure that all our residents have access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate, and nutritious food. We are growing the community – one connection at a time.

Community Kitchens and Meals: Due to Covid, we are not offering community kitchens or meals at this time. 

Joanne MacKinnon
Community Engagement Coordinator

Jane Cuthbertson
Community Dinner Chef

Joseph Litman
Men's Group Facilitator

Community Outreach and Engagement

Community Dinner Nights

A delicious, nutritious, and lowcost 3-course meal for families and singles. This is a great way to eat healthy and meet new people in the neighbourhood.

When: Fridays 5 PM
Cost: adult members $5, seniors $4.50, $4 per child
non-members $6

Contact: reception 604.879.7104

Music and More on Main

Moving online via the Zoom platform. Join our Virtual Community Coffee House with music and poetry. Share virtual tea and cookies, good music, and good company!

Tim Mar
Music and More on Main Facilitator

When: TBC
Contact: Tim
Cost: By donations

Glimpse of from our Music and More Program. Enjoy!

Community Connection Programs for Newcomers

LMNH offers community programs that promote diversity and cultural inclusion. It can ensure more immigrants benefit from opportunities for social engagement and employment. Our Community Connections programs support newcomer* engagement in the community, social, and employment integration.

Susan Schachter
Settlement Services Manager
604.879.7104 ext. 303

Stephen Andrada
Facililator, Mentorship and Employment Programs
604.879.7104 ext. 315

Marta Ramos
Community Kitchen Facilitator

New Comer to New Leader: Leadership & Employment Readiness Training*

Employment Counselling and Interactive & Hands-on Employment Training Workshops will enhance newcomers’ workplace readiness skills through bi-monthly workshops. These workshops include topics such as:

Workshop Topics:

  • Navigating and Accessing Immigrant Employment Services
  • Mastering the Art of Professional and Community Networking
  • The BC Labour Market Outlook and Hiring Trends and Practices in BC
  • Tips to Successfully Access the Hidden Job Market
  • Personal Branding
  • Writing Effective Resumes
  • Essential Skills for the Workplace
  • Mock Interviews
  • Exploring Volunteering & Mentorships as pathways to Employment


Therefore, participants will network & meet professionals in different fields with referrals to participate in mentorship matches, job coaching or volunteering.

Dates: Saturday February 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Contact: Stephen

Employment Mentorships & Career Coaching*

Employment Mentorship and Career Coaching connects newcomers to professionals and employers for 1-1 occupation specific mentoring exploring career fields, employment related goals and networking. Mentors are carefully selected, screened and oriented to educate newcomers about skills, trainings and qualifications required in a career field and show steps to acquire them.

When: Mentor-ships ongoing
Be a Mentor or Men-tee
Contact: Stephen

Community Kitchen for Newcomers*

Meet new people in a fun & friendly cooking class. Learn new recipes while building English skills with other newcomers and mentors in the community. Participants will increase food knowledge in a Canadian context and be supported to make healthy food choices. Also, participants will receive weekly recipes. Registration required.

When: Mondays 4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Dates: TBA
Services: Childminding provided
Contact: Marta

**Program funded in full or in part by
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
Again, priority will be given to Eligible Newcomers.**