In 2010, the Ministry of Education accepted the bold plans submitted from the Chilliwack School District to create a multi-faceted   educational and community campus on the property known as Chilliwack Secondary School.  The vision was to: 

  • Create a multi-faceted campus that houses Chilliwack Secondary, Fraser Valley Distance Education School and a community based Neighbourhood Learning Centre.
  • Provide educational, social and emotional support to students, families and elders.
  • Operate year round, during the day and in the evenings, seven days a week.

The Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) would provide the space for community programming, a day care, and educational opportunities for both School District staff and members of the general public. 

In September of 2013, Chilliwack Secondary students moved into their beautiful new school.  In a matter of months, the NLC followed and opened its doors to the School District and School District Partners. The NLC is already a vibrant hub of Community Partners, services and programs and is quickly becoming a coveted venue in the Community of Chilliwack.

Important COVID-19 Update  

The School District made the decision back in June to close our facilities to community rentals on a month by month basis extending  until the end of October 2020 with the decision being re-evaluated monthly.  The Chilliwack School District has again re-evaluated our current position during the COVID-19 pandemic and has extended our closure to community rentals to January 31, 2021.  We will re-evaluate the situation in mid-January 2021.  This decision will allow our clients to move forward with alternate plans instead waiting for direction monthly which has been challenging for many.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our Facilities Rental Dept. rentals@sd33.bc.ca or call 604-701-4978.