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Community centres in Canada are a large part of all neighborhoods. They offer a wide range of activities, including sports, classes about different topics, after-school child care, party rental facilities, job searches and art exhibitions. The range of activities that a community centre can offer will reflect the size of the building and the size of the neighbourhood it serves.


ome public libraries are located in community centres, but others are found in independent buildings. Public libraries lend books, videos, and other media materials, and offer various workshops, such as activities for children and various types of lessons.

All residents of a neighborhood or community are entitled to these services, which may be free or low in cost. To obtain membership, a centre or library will require proof of residence with the applicant’s name and address clearly indicated, such as a driver’s licence or a utility bill.