Media reports on Community Centre Associations and Park Board’s proposed operating and funding changes

Many media reports have been filed in the course of the last few weeks on Park Board’s proposed changes to the agreements with Community Centre Associations (CCAs). The programming, funding and the future quality of services at our local Community Centres is at stake. The changes desired by Park Board potentially represent the most significant departure from current public policy in its history. Please find below a partial collection of links to many of the news articles on this topic:

The Globe and Mail (January 28, 2013)
Park administration changes spur public outcry

The Straight (January 30, 2013)
Proposed Vancouver community centre plan draws opposition

The Vancouver Courier (February 1, 2013)
Community centres protest Vancouver park board plan – Public meeting at Killarney turns ugly after commissioner’s rant

The Vancouver Courier (February 1, 2013)
Vision pokes hornet’s nest at community centres

The CBC was at special Park Board meeting on Monday Feb 4th – hear Terry Martin’s comments at West End Community Centre:
Other video clip: Ainslie Kwan, President of Killarney Community Centre Society:
Full CBC article:

Vancouver Courier (Feb 5, 2013)
Police arrive at end of marathon Vancouver Park Board meeting

Vancouver Sun (Feb 5, 2013)
Vancouver park board votes to go ahead with changes for community centres

The Province (Feb 5, 2013)
Emergency parks board forum draws 300 as sides entrench

The Straight (Feb 5, 2013)
Despite opposition, Vancouver park board votes in favour of new community centre agreement

The Province (Feb 5, 2013)
Hundreds protest Vancouver park board decision to centralize cash

24 Hours Vancouver (Feb 5, 2013)
Vancouver park board passes controversial plan


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