Association of Community Centres provides a broad range of community, recreation and social service programs to Toronto residents that aim to meet the evolving needs of changing demographics.

The Association of Community Centres (AOCCs) delivers the following services:

  • Community Centre Strategic Partnership and Resource Development
  • Social, Economic and Neighbourhood Development
  • Public Space – Community Access

The AOCCs consists of 10 multi-purpose facilities with oversight provided by volunteer Boards of Management to support service delivery.

Download the Budget Analyst Notes for Association of Community Centres for detailed information on service levels, key initiatives, challenges and performance measures. You can also review budget highlights below.

The Association of Community Centres (AOCCs), comprised of 10 community centres, are committed to fostering a sense of community, promoting civic engagement and enhancing the quality of life by providing programs and services that are responsive and reflective of the unique needs of local communities.

Download the Association of Community Centres Program Map to better understand the services and activities AOCCs deliver on behalf of the City.

Operating Budget

The total cost to deliver these services to Toronto residents is $8.6 million gross and $8.3 million net.

Highlights

  • 3.2 per cent Budget increase over the 2018 Approved Net Operating Budget to maintain services at 2018 levels and ensure the Centres continue to provide programming and other services in the local communities.
  • 2020/2021 Increases are attributable to known inflationary adjustments in salaries, benefits, utilities and contracts, partially offset by facility rental fee increases calculated using projected market rate assumptions.

Key Challenges

  • Maintaining adequate, stable core City funding to the Community Centres to ensure the Centres remain open and continue to provide programs and services which are accessible and responsive to local communities.
  • Addressing the needs of more disadvantaged residents and responding to requests of new residents to keep pace with changing community demographics.

Priority Actions

  • Adequate funding is included in the 2019 Staff Recommended
    Operating Budget for inflationary cost increases to maintain services at the 2018 approved levels.
  • The Centres will continue to explore opportunities for third-party program funding for new initiatives that reflect local community needs and requests.

Find more information on specific City issues, opportunities and challenges in the briefing notes and reports prepared by City staff. Documents will be posted as they become available.

Presentations made to committee and City Council provide an overview of the 2019 City budget. Documents will be posted as they become available.