Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) consultation

A new way forward for the Vancouver Park Board and Community Centre Associations

In April 2016, the Vancouver Park Board began a fresh consultation process to consult with Community Centre Associations (CCAs) on a new JOA by the end of 2016.

This page is for Community Centre Association directors and includes all of the materials related to the JOA consultation process.

Joint Operating Agreement

Key communications

Dialogue session (April 30, 2016)

Preamble, principles, and access session (May 31, 2016)

Programming and administration session (June 14, 2016)

Human resources and facilities session (June 28, 2016)

Budget/financial and system-wide planning and communication mechanism session (July 12, 2016)

Dispute resolution, term, and ending and amending agreement session (July 26, 2016)

Joint Operating Agreement Review Session (September 10, 2016)

Joint Operating Agreement Review Session (December 3, 2016)

Amended final draft Joint Operating Agreement (January 12, 2017)

Legal review of Joint Operating Agreement (March 6, 2017)


Facilitator Raymond Penner

Facilitator Raymond Penner

Raymond Penner is a veteran facilitator, mediator, and negotiator who has provided advice and support to governments, private companies, educational institutions, and individuals over a 30-year career as principal of the Strategic Action Group.

Mr. Penner’s services include governance, strategic planning and management, public consultation and communication support, conflict resolution, team development, organizational-effectiveness audits, and research.

Mr. Penner has a master’s in English from Simon Fraser University and a master’s in psychology from UBC, and has done post-graduate work in organizational psychology at the Fielding Institute in California. He is a member of the International Association for Public Participation.

Learn more about the JOA

New community centre agreement

The Park Board is writing a new chapter in its relationship with Community Centre Associations.