The Walkley Centre Provisional Board of Directors
The role of the Board is to ensure a proper running of the Centre, respond to the changing needs of the community, and to discuss the future of the Centre, whose lease is ending in 2015. Board members also include Comité Jeunesse NDG and a representative of the Borough’s Sports and Recreation division.
The Centre is a crossroads where all members of the community can meet and share. We are working to offer a variety of recreational programs for people of all ages that allow for individuals to develop a sense of community and leadership.
The Walkley Centre
We were fortunate to hire Kadiatou Diop in April of 2013. Kadi brought with her her extensive community experience and was aware of the challenges that lay ahead of her. Through programs and special activities such as a spring festival, daycamp (with record numbers of children), Fruits de la communauté, fall programming, homework help, a Halloween outing, participation in the NDG Sports Festival, and Christmas parties, the frequentation of the Centre is on the rise. Hundreds of citizens have come through our doors.
It is not always easy. There is a constant struggle against the stigma that has plagued the community for decades. There are also very high expectations from residents and partner organizations.