March 13th Panel Discussion on Funding our Community Centres to better serve the needs of all citizens

Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver held a panel discussion on Funding our Community Centres to better serve the needs of all citizens. See below for video of panelist presentations. About 75 people attended. Discussion raised new insights and impressed many that at the core is the need for the City to provide more funding to Community Centres, rather than disempowering the Community Centre Associations.

Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2013  7:30 PM
Place: Hollywood Theatre, 3123 West Broadway

Three representatives from Community Centre Associations have kindly served on the panel:

  • Ainslie Kwan – President, Killarney Community Centre Society
  • Phil Daum – Treasurer, Sunset Community Association
  • Jesse Johl – President, Riley Park Hillcrest Community Association

The panel responded to questions from the audience, reflected on changes contemplated by the Park Board, looked at the role of volunteers running and setting priorities for local programming, and examined solutions for funding and access to Community Centres.

Park Board has recently proposed far-reaching changes to control the programming and revenues at Vancouver’s Community Centres, a cornerstone of our neighbourhoods. The proposed changes are the most critical public policy issue that has faced Park Board in decades. Please see our collection of media article links for further information.

This event was free and had an open microphone to take questions from the audience. Poster for the event in PDF (Poster March 13, 2013). Randy Helten will moderate.


Ainslie Kwan

Phil Daum

Jesse Johl

Facebook event page:
Do you any have questions for the panel? The panel will take questions from the floor. You may also send your ideas for questions in advance to:

Hillcrest CCKillarney CC
Pictured: Hillcrest Centre and Killarney Community Centre

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.