We offer a Neighbour Hub design, self-guided workshop for groups of neighbours looking to grow more connected and work together on a project.
As you complete the workshop with your neighbours, our process will encourage you to explore the unique considerations of emergency preparedness in your neighbourhood, and will create space for you and your neighbours to share your skills and resources in new ways.
In the case of an emergency or natural disaster, these community connections will have the greatest impact on a resilient recovery.
What is a Neighbour Hub?
Originally a concept designed to promote emergency preparedness by featuring resources - such as off-grid phone charging stations and emergency supplies - the Neighbour Hub structure continues to evolve. Each Neighbour Hub is unique to its local context. The Neighbour Hub is designed to bring neighbours together - from the design phase, to the installation and unveiling, and then onwards as neighbours are able to share a new resource and gathering place.
Self-Guided Workshop Process
Paper to Pavement
Our modular components and thorough construction manual guides neighbours through the process of designing and building their own custom Neighbour Hub.
Design Your Own Neighbour Hub
Receive our self-guided Neighbour Hub workshop by entering your email below.
Connect with your neighbours and start the design process.
Our workshop includes step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process, from choosing a location to building your very own custom Neighbour Hub.
Once you've completed your workshop, an email with details of your custom Neighbour Hub design, such as the build and installation instructions, will be sent to you.
If you have any questions throughout your workshop, or need support to install your Hub, we are just an email away!
This Toolkit was made possible with the support of Building Resilient Neighbourhoods and the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network. For additional workshops to bring your neighbours together to get more connected, resilient and prepared for emergencies, contact Building Resilient Neighboourhoods about the Connect & Prepare program.