What is IFS?

The International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) is a global movement that connects community organizations that represent and respond to the different needs, strengths and aspirations of families and communities. Its mission is to build an inclusive global community by empowering, inspiring and connecting people who are working locally for social justice. Learn more »

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Learn about the UN!

With our general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN, IFS members can attend events all over the world!

Participate in the People's Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights - September 30 - October 4 at the UN Headquarters. Click here to learn more. 


Check out our interactive IFS map!

Now you can view all IFS members from across the globe through our interactive map project!
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Be a Part of "Community Place"

The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia recently developed the first and only Community Center/Neighborhood House App for iPhones and Androids. The App allows you to see the closest Neighborhood House, Settlement, or Community Center in your area, while searching for services and programs to fit your needs. The App is available in all languages through Google translation. Click here to download the App for free or email communityplace1@anhbc.org for more information!

INSPIRE 2014 Conference

Join IFS in Vancouver
May 5 - 9, 2014

See the latest details about the next IFS Conference in Vancouver: INSPIRE 2014! Accommodations are now available. Register for the conference now or learn more about it on the Event's Web page.

The Latest News From IFS

Click here to read the latest IFS Quarterly Newsletter on recent international gatherings.

Click here to read the latest happenings from IFS member organizations including monthly newsletters and press releases.

Read about our latest youth worker exchange in Berlin!

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