Support Your Vancouver Community Centre Associations

The City of Vancouver and the Park Board want to collect all Community Centres monies and deposit into general revenue. If this path is followed, Community Centres will lose programs, services, grants for daycare and preschool, and volunteer support.

Sign the petition to STOP The City of Vancouver and Park Board from taking money from our Community Centres and communities.

Dear Vancouverites:
 
For over half a century, volunteer associations have run Vancouver community centres. These associations are known as Community Centre Associations. These volunteers raise funds, choose programs and maintain the facilities based on the needs and wants of their local community.


Now The City of Vancouver and Park Board administration plan on taking that local control away from the Community Centre Associations. They want to use your community’s resources as they see fit - anywhere in the city, regardless of the needs, desires and investment of each neighborhood.


This radical change is not in the public interest. It will result in service reductions, program elimination, elimination of grants, reduction in daycare spaces and increased costs for users and the taxpayer. Not to mention a loss of responsiveness to local neighbourhood needs and preferences.


City Hall wants to:




    • Remove non-partisan, non-profit volunteers from operating community centres

    • Stop volunteers from raising funds, choosing programs and maintaining the facilities based on the needs of the local community.

    • Abolish local power resulting in reduced services, elimination of programming, or rises in costs for users and taxpayers

    • Use your community’s resources as they see fit, across the city.



This plan is a general revenue money grab and attempt at elimination of local control by The City and Park Board.


The City wants to take the Community Centre bank accounts and apply a one-size-fits-all approach, removing local control and negating the unique needs of neighbourhoods across the city.


Sign the petition to STOP The City of Vancouver and Park Board from taking money from our Community Centres and communities.

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