Whole Way House provides community building programs and tenant support services to low income seniors, veterans and vulnerable residents in the DTES and across Vancouver.
Whole Way House is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment where we can build meaningful relationships and a community that instills worth, value and dignity.

Thank you for the overwhelming response from everyone who signed up to make Boxes of Hope this year. We were able to deliver 793 Boxes of Hope to low-income seniors, veterans and vulnerable residents in the Downtown Eastside community and across Vancouver

Every donation, big or small makes a difference and will receive a charitable tax receipt.

How we work

ReConnect by building meaningful relationships where we can combat loneliness and isolation in a safe and supportive community
ReBuild a sense of belonging and purpose through opportunities to contribute, education and training
ReCenter around a meaningful and purposeful life through one on one tenant support services and connecting to community resources


Whole Way House is a registered Canadian charity serving vulnerable seniors and veterans who are facing marginalization, disabilities, addiction issues and/or mental health issues at the Veterans Manor in the Downtown Eastside. It was co-founded by Jenny, Josh and Mary Konkin in 2013.


Our vision is to reach the people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by creating a safe and welcoming environment where we can build meaningful relationships and a community that instills worth, value and dignity.


We believe that when a person feels loved and valued, they are able to find purpose in life and be a part of something greater. We offer friendship and support to those who are often lonely, isolated, rejected and forgotten.

Whole Way House is Hiring!

Do you have a heart to serve and a strong work ethic to go with it?
Are you kind and compassionate?
Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Do you want to be a part of a dynamic team?

We are looking for great people to join our team! Full Time and Part Time Positions Available:

Executive Assistant: Work alongside the President with your exceptional organizational skills in various responsibilities such as overseeing her calendar, office coordination, accounts payable, event planning and exciting partnership opportunities. You get to work with a diverse team, as well as independently to help create an efficient workflow for the Leadership Team.

Program Coordinator – work with our team and volunteers to deliver community building programs to residents, as well as closely with the Tenant Support Worker to help residents access the resources they need.

Make an impact! Support those who are vulnerable and marginalized and help build a healthy community. Please email resume cover letter to inquiries@wholewayhouse.ca

The 'I Get To' Legacy Project

“The I Get To Legacy Project” is our social enterprise which provides meaningful work for someone in transition while also supporting our programs. Each piece represents a changed life.

To apply or learn more, visit the Supportive Housing website.

Supportive Housing Partnership with the Veterans Manor

Whole Way House Society serves the residents of the Veterans Manor at 310 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC by providing Community Building Programs as well as one on one tenant support to 133 marginalized seniors and Veterans living in the Downtown Eastside.

In May of 2017, Whole Way House was proud to partner with the Veterans Memorial Housing Society through funding generously provided by BC Housing to provide the Supportive Housing Services at the Veterans Manor. Because of this partnership, we are able to receive new tenants from the Supportive Housing Registry waitlist, provide support and access to vital resources, as well as a safe and welcoming community.

The Veterans Manor was built in 1986 in response to the housing crisis during Expo ’86 and many Veterans were being evicted. It is owned and operated by the Veterans Memorial Housing Society, has 133 units (mix of single room with 2 piece bath and full bachelor suites), a beautiful rooftop garden and outdoor courtyard and 24/7 reception staff for security.

More info at the Veterans Manor website.

President named Top 40 under 40

We are excited and extremely proud to announce that our very own Whole Way House President Jenny Konkin is a winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2018 Forty under 40 Awards! 

Jenny has had a tremendous impact on the Vancouver community by working tirelessly to help vulnerable adults to feel more connected and less lonely in our city.

Jenny has an astounding entrepreneurial spirit and she uses these gifts to benefit the at-risk and vulnerable adults in our own backyard. Jenny constantly does more, with less, by being resourceful, strategic and employing sheer tenacity. She has the qualities of a true leader.

Join us in congratulating our strong and committed leader as she received this impressive recognition from the business community! Read her full story below.

(Every year Business in Vancouver highlights the achievements of BC’s young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals by finding 40 outstanding professionals worthy of the Forty under 40 distinction.)

Learn more about the history and people behind Whole Way House.

Get involved

There are several ways to support the many programs and activities that take place at Whole Way House!


We rely on the generousity of local businesses to support our programs. Learn more about how your organization can sponsor a program at Whole Way House.


All donations go directly to funding our programs and activities. All donations will receive a charitable donations receipt.


Volunteers are the life blood of any non-profit organization! Find out how you can get involved as a volunteer and make a meaningful difference in our community.


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