Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre (CNC) began in 1981 when a small group of committed people saw a need to provide support and engagement to a then young, family orientated community. With premises provided by Canterbury Baptist Church (CBC), playgroups and parent support workshops began. CNC quickly grew to an organisation providing a range of educational and recreational classes including, yoga, arts, craft, and children’s services.
Rapid growth meant the need for structure, staffing and funding to meet the growing demand for the Centre’s services. In 1988 CNC was incorporated as an independent entity and received an ongoing grant for Neighbourhood House Coordination Funding.
CNC has continued to evolve and in 2015 relocated to 2 Rochester Road to share facilities with BASS Care. The Centre now operates classes and activities in five Canterbury locations including the newly built Matlock Centre in Carinda Road, which we share with the Camberwell Hockey Club. Today CNC runs a range of classes including languages, literature,
wellbeing, arts, social and children’s activities.
CNC is honoured to continue to serve Canterbury and create an inclusive welcoming place to belong. We welcome the involvement of the community, whether it be taking a class or workshop, volunteering, or just popping in to share an idea. CNC is Canterbury’s Neighbourhood Centre and we respond to the needs of our community.
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Feedback from our participants
“Staff and administration are pleasant and helpful.”
“Centre provides excellent service.”
“Friendliest and most helpful community centre.”
“Mary is warm and welcoming.”
“Helps me to learn new skills and make new friends.”