With NSW Department of Family & Community Services (FACS)
Funded under the Community Builders Program of FACS, DCC's role is to act as a community hub providing information, resources and services that are accessible to all members of the community as well as build a stronger community by developing programs that develop community capacity, connectedness, participation and resourcefulness. The funding coves part of the staff and operational costs to manage DCC and its programs which which assist families, children and the community generally to be more resilient and safe.
With City of Canada Bay Council
The following programs are run in partnership with the City of Canada Bay Council:
Concord & Drummoyne English Classes
Community classes for those who wish to improve their English language skills. You need to be able to speak some English to attend. The classes cover reading, writing and conversation skills. One is held at Concord Senior Citizens Centre, corner of Bent & Wellbank Streets, Concord on Thursdays, term 1 starting on 8 February 2018 between 10am-12noon. The other is at Drummoyne Community Centre on Fridays, term 1 starting on 9 February 2018 between 10am-12noon. Bookings are essential - 9719-8102. If you are new to this English as a Second Language program please phone for an interview. These classes are for residents of the City of Canada Bay Local Government Area.
English Conversation at Concord
This class is for beginners. Term 1 starting on Wednesday 7 February 2018. Please phone 9719 8102 to see if this class is suitable for you. The class is for residents of the City of Canada Bay Local Government Area.
This is a shuttle service operating on Wednesdays and Thursdays within the City of Canada Bay. It utilises the DCC bus and volunteer cars. The volunteers and their cars undertake trips when scheduling becomes difficult for the bus to accommodate. The service assists residents with transport difficulties to access facilities or services in the area. The BayRider delivers passengers to places such as shops, the bank, the hairdressers, the library etc. Additionally the Wednesday BayRider will go to Burwood for medical appointments only. Bookings are essential and must be made by phoning between 9am and 12 noon on Tuesdays. Passengers are collected and returned to their homes. A donation of $5 per person is requested for a one way trip. The return trip is free. The donation can be negotiated for those who are financially disadvantaged. Priority will be given to people unable to access other community transport services.
If you are a resident new to the City of Canada Bay let us show you the local area - its services, parks and some history too. Tours start from the Drummoyne Community Centre or from the Concord Senior Citizens Centre. Tours are free and take place in the Community Centre's minibus on a Saturday between 2pm and 4pm. Bookings are essential.
The Council provides assistance with Parenting Programs.
Various community events such as Seniors Week, Harmony Day and Grandparents Day.
See the City of Canada Bay Council's website at www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au for information on the Council and the services it provides.
With Community Club Grants
The partnership projects funded under the local clubs funding programs known as Club Grants (category 1) at DCC over the past year included music concert outings for seniors funded by Canada Bay Club.