For information about Windermere Community Schools Team programs, registration, events, community partners, staff, and more, please go to http://www.windermerecst.com
For 30 years Community Schools have played an important role in the Vancouver Board of Education in meeting the needs of children and families by providing universal and targeted out of school time programs for grades K-12. For more information, visit: For more information, visit: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/communityschoolteams.
Inspired by the collective efforts of organizations and individuals working together in Renfrew-Collingwood, the
current Community Schools Team (CST) model was adopted in 2004 by the VSB in twelve distinct “hubs” across the district.
The CSTs are funded by an annual CommunityLINK grant from the Ministry of Education and the work of the CST is reported to Board Trustees and Ministry officials annually.
Each CST hub includes a Community Schools Coordinator, Youth and Family Worker(s) Programmers and Program Leaders. Meet the Windermere Community Schools Team: insert link to staff bios.
Here are some of our school and community partners, supporters amd collaborators: Bruce, Carleton, Collingwood, Grenfell, Nootka, Norquay, Renfrew, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, Renfrew Park Community Centre, Vancouver Public Library (Renfrew and Collingwood branches), Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver Opera, Equal Play, Windermere Parent Advisory Committee, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Vancouver Film Studios, United Way Lower Mainland and Heritage Canada. Students and partners provide volunteering opportunities, mentorship, training, work and leadership experiences through delivery of out of school time programs and events.
The goal is to strengthen existing partnerships and to seek out new collaborative opportunities that will improve the health of our community and opportunities for children, youth and families to learn, grow, recreate, celebrate and relate to one another. Here are some of our school and community partners, supporters and collaborators: