Programs & Services - Family and Community - Community Schools


Community Schools: Safe, engaging and inclusive

Our community partners are vital in promoting the well-being of children, youth and families in our more vulnerable neighbourhoods.  Our Community Schools program offers subsidized after-school programs and activities that build student connection to schools and strengthen our students’ success.


Community Schools is about embracing change, being open to new ideas, methods and processes. It is about greeting vulnerable children, youth and families with open arms and seeking out opportunities that will benefit individuals and the community as a whole. In partnership with community, Community Schools provide individuals the means to make inspiring changes in their lives.


  • Well-being of children youth and families;
  • Collaborative relationships and partnerships;
  • High quality programs;
  • Creative, strength-based community development;
  • Equal opportunities for participation;
  • Leveraging community resources.

Community Schools offer the following program streams:

  • Literacy and Numeracy;
  • Physical Literacy;
  • Artistic Exploration;
  • Social and Emotional Development;
  • Leadership;
  • Supports to Families.

For information on programs and registration, please contact our District Community School Coordinators:

Rick Bloudell
Phone: 778-874-5457
Mattias Boon

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