Vancouver is one of few cities that offer recreation programming via partnerships with volunteer-driven not-for-profit societies.
Led by an elected volunteer Board of Directors, Trout Lake Community Centre Association (TLCCA) is the charity that has been working behind the scenes here since 1956!
The first centre on this site opened in 1964 and was known as Grandview Community Centre. It was built thanks to active community pressure, and with most of the necessary funds raised locally. TLCCA also advocated passionately for and contributed financially to the construction of our current stunning building.
In other words, on behalf of this community, TLCCA has successfully collaborated with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation for going on 60 years! (You can read about the partnership here.)
TLCCA’s main role is to ensure that the community is reflected in, and benefits from, the activities at the Centre. See the Mission + Goals tab for more details about our commitment to the community.
Our responsibilities include:
- shaping programming
- employing instructors
- raising funds and accessing grants
- developing rental policy
- advocating for our parks
Community Centre Associations are financially independent (with some obligations via our agreement with Park Board). The revenue generated through programs and rentals stays in our community and is invested in things like family activities, special events, facility enhancements, artist residencies, etc.
TLCCA + you
Do you love Trout Lake Community Centre and want to pitch in? Check out the Get Involved menu!