Governance & Board

Community Centre is a place where the community is involved in all aspects of its operations. The Community Centre functions under a unique community governance model, whereby the facility is run in partnership between Parkgate Community Services Society (PCSS) and the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC).

PCSS is responsible for delivering community programs and services for children, youth, families and seniors through the Community Centre. The NVRC is responsible for the weight room, fitness classes, registered sports skill development and outdoor recreation services at the Community Centre.  The shared management of the Community Centre allows citizens to play an essential role in its operations, and establishes programs and services that directly meet the community’s needs.

PCSS is continually establishing other significant community partnerships that lead to increased community involvement and engagement. PCSS is a catalyst for people to get together to improve and enhance their lives and the lives of others in the community. Each year, more than 300 volunteers are involved with PCSS, and help with a wide variety of programs for children, youth, families, seniors, as well as special events and projects.

PCSS Financial Statements 2016

Click below to view 2016’s Annual Report:

Strategic Plan  

The Parkgate Community Services Society Strategic Plan 2013 – 2016 plan is an evolution of our previous plan, which was a result of significant feedback from our members, staff, volunteers and the larger community; a facilitated process that helped to identify six strategic pillars to help PCSS move forward with vision and purpose.

The strategic plan contains six strategic priority areas that will guide the society’s work to the end of 2016; and indicators that identify how PCSS will measure progress.

Please click here to review the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan

Our Mission is the direction and purpose for PCSS – it is what drives our work and helps keep us focused on achieving success:

  • PCSS is an innovative leader in creating opportunities for each person in our community to live life better. We reach out to develop, support and strengthen the community we serve. We collaborate with organizations, and connect and engage families and individuals of all generations, cultures and abilities.

Our Vision outlines the goals PCSS has for the future:

  • To make a positive difference in the life of every person in our community.

Our Values are the principles that guide PCSS’s internal conduct and external relationships:

  • Innovation – Integrity – Excellence – Respect – Accountability

Our mission, vision and values have evolved and developed from a former strategic plan, but remain fundamentally lasting, like a good road map. We want to help lead our community to live life better.

Board of Directors

The PCSS Board of Directors is elected by registered members of PCSS, with up to twelve qualified, experienced professionals with various backgrounds and perspectives.

President Earle Cherneski
Vice-President Besire Culhaoglu
Treasurer Pamela Mann
Secretary Teresa Comey
Members at Large Vincent Santacroce
Carol Donohoe
Nick Hosseinzadeh
K Ross Woodhouse
Ivy Reisner
Susan Chan
Carmel Wiseman
Bob Simk

If you wish to contact the Board of Directors of PCSS please send an email to: