Welcoming Neighbourhoods

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 Welcoming Neighbourhoods is a way to build a culture of community connection, one neighbourly conversation at a time. 

Help make your neighbourhood a place where people know and help each other, celebrate together, and work as a team to make your community a better place to live. 

We can help you build strong neighbourhoods where: 

  • Residents feel more connected to their neighbourhoods
  • Residents feel safe and more connected to neighbours on their block and in their neighbourhood
  • Residents get involved in their neighbourhood activities
  • Residents foster an environment of care for one another

Get Involved

If you've moved to a new neighbourhood or looking for opportunities to get more involved, here are some ways to get started:

  • Say "Hi" to your neighbours and introduce yourself
  • Search the Internet to see if your neighbourhood has any active groups or a Facebook page to join.
  • Visit your local library to see if there are any activities going on in your neighbourhood.
  • Volunteer for a local organization or cause you feel strongly about. Volunteering is a great way to meet others with similar interests and make your community a better place.
  • Plan a group activity such as a block party, yard sale or donation drive. Talk to your neighbours or circulate flyers to get other involved.
  • See if there is something you can start up like a neighbourhood association, Facebook page, babysitting co-op etc. The possibilities are endless.

City Programs

The City of Coquitlam has a number of programs you can participate in that also help you get to know your neighbours.  

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  • Adopt-a-Street | Adopt-a-Trail

  • Block Watch

  • Become a Snow Angel

  • Bad Seed

  • Host a Block Party

  • City-Wide Garage Sale

  • Join Us at Neighbourhood Nights

  • Park Spark

  • Inspiration Garden & Community Gardens

Good Neighbours, Make Great Neighbourhoods!

It only takes a little effort to be a good neighbour.

  • Keep your property looking nice including mowing the lawn, maintaining the garden and buildings and repairing the fencing.
  • Be mindful of noise that may annoy your neighours including music and barking dogs.
  • Do not litter in common spaces, our parks and outdoor spaces – this includes cigarette butts.
  • Help mobility-challenged neighbours with tasks like moving their lawn, setting out their garbage carts, or shovelling their walkway when it snows.
  • Do not throw household trash into park or street garage cans.
  • Ensure your dog has a licence and only let it play free in an off-leash area. Don't forget to pick up your dog's waste and dispose of it in the trash.

Neighbourhood Resources

Here are some additional resources that might be helpful to support a neighbourhood project. 

For more information about starting your own Welcoming Neighbourhoods Program, please contact:

Geri Briggs-Simpson
Community Services Supervisor 
Phone: 604-927-6900
Email:  gbriggss@coquitlam.ca