DRA, since 1983
Dovercourt Recreation Association (DRA) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization (Registered Charity No. 11944 4263 RT0001) dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our community through recreation programs.
In 1983, the City of Ottawa began work on the planning of a new community centre to replace the Westboro Community Centre. DRA was actively involved in the process, and when the new centre opened in 1987, Dovercourt was given the responsibility of managing the new centre through a service agreement. While we are part of the City of Ottawa’s recreation system, DRA is empowered to choose what programs it runs to meet the community’s needs, and how those programs are delivered.
Staff, volunteers, clients, local community groups and businesses working together…that’s Dovercourt.
“A Community Working For the Community, Une communauté qui travaille pour la communauté”.
Dovercourt Recreation Association was Eastern Ontario’s first HIGH FIVE Accredited organization, providing the highest standard of recreation programming for children in Ottawa. Children will find HIGH FIVE® certified leaders in every Aquatic, Recreation, Camp and After-School program.
For our hours of operation, location etc, see the Contact Us page.
- Our Mission, Motto, Approach and Vision (pdf)
- Our Client Code of Conduct (pdf)
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
- Large print version of AODA (pdf)
- By-laws of the Dovercourt Recreation Association
For a text-to-voice version of these pdfs, open the files in Adobe Acrobat Reader (get it here), go to the View menu, and select “Read out Loud” to have the file read out loud. Once initiated, there are controls to pause & play.