About Us

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Josie, Jane & Marilyn welcome you!

The Cook Street Village Activity Centre is a non-profit organization offering social, educational and recreational activities for persons of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  Although membership is open to anyone 18+ years, it caters primarily to those of “mature adult” status. Click here to find out more about the daily happenings at our Centre.

Our Mission

We believe it is essential for everyone to have services available within the community which should:

  • be accessible to all
  • encourage a sense of belonging to members
  • be affordable to anyone who wishes to join
  • be run by members and community volunteers
  • involve members in a positive manner

Society Profile

The Cook Street Village Activity Centre is governed by a Board of Directors which is elected from the membership. It is the Board’s mandate to set overall policies for the organization and to work with the Centre staff. Their purpose is to meet the needs and wishes of the membership and to ensure that the organization operates on a sound financial basis.

The Centre is owned by the City of Victoria in partnership with Cook Street Village Activity Centre Society (New Horizons). Through an operating agreement with the City, Cook Street Village Activity Centre uses the building for programs and services to seniors and all age groups within the Fairfield Area. The maintenance of the building is the responsibility of the City. However Cook Street Village Activity Centre is responsible for the operating costs.

These costs are met by:

  • An annual membership of $50.00
  • A monthly membership of $7.00 per month
  • Daily Activity fees – which varies according to the activity
  • Fund raising initiatives
  • Donations, memorials & bequests from our members and the community
  • Grant received from the City of Victoria.

Partnerships

We are proud members of the Community Partnership Network and Volunteer Victoria.

The Community Partners Network (CPN) is a group of local organizations and businesses that are committed to building diversity and creating welcoming and inclusive spaces.  Any members interested in more information or attending quarterly meetings of the CPN with staff please speak to Karen Henry.

Volunteer Victoria is a local non-profit that helps connect people looking for volunteer opportunities with organizations that are searching for volunteers.

The Centre upholds an individual’s right to privacy and to protection of their personal information.  The Cook Street Village Activity Centre is committed to collecting, using, and disclosing personal information in a manner that complies with privacy legislation, BC PIPA.  The Centre is responsible for all personal information under its control and information obtained through a third party.

 

Current Employment Opportunity

We have no current employment opportunities