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Built on a background of social inclusion and community engagement, the Westhaven Elmhurst Community Recreation Association (WECRA) caters to the needs of children of all ages in N.D.G. and the surrounding areas in Montreal. Our years of experience in this regard is what makes us special.


Having devoted more than forty years to the care and growth of children and teenagers from N.D.G. and the surrounding areas, we feel it is safe to say that we are a dedicated group!

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Why not get in touch with us today and bring your unique skill-set to the table? Whether you are recently retired, a parent who wants to give back to the centre or a university student who wants to get some invaluable work experience, then give us a call today.

Trusted Community Recreation Center in N.D.G.

If you are based in the N.D.G. area and are looking for a community and recreational center that will cater to your child’s social, physical and self-empowerment needs then you really shouldn’t look any further than the Westhaven Elmhurst Community Recreation Association (WECRA).

With over 45 years of experience in the community and recreation sector, the user-first nature of WECRA means that we can help your son or daughter evolve and develop in a safe and secure environment.

Get in touch today and allow us to explain to you the range of services we offer and how we can be of assistance to you and your family. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

Westhaven-Elmhurst Community Association – A Storied History

In operation since March 17th, 1972, the non-profit Westhaven Elmhurst Community Recreation Association was set up by a group of concerned and conscientious parents in the N.D.G. area who wanted to create a safe recreational space for their children and other kids in the area. WECRA was initially set up with the purpose of meeting the social and recreational needs of youths in N.D.G. to allow parents to share their mutual interests and concerns for their children's physical, mental, and emotional development.

Since then, Westhaven has evolved, developed and grown in many ways including moving locations from our initial home on Patricia Avenue to where we are today on Harley Avenue. In that time, we have increased and diversified the range of programs we offer and have teamed up with the City of Montreal as well as a slew of other non-profit organizations and charitable entities in the area to create a holistic environment.

However, despite the changes that have taken place in the intervening 45 years, one thing that has remained consistent during this time is our commitment to creating a caring and engaging community-driven recreational association that uses practical courses to bring people in the area together.

Family-Orientated Community Recreation Association for N.D.G.

Research shows that the hours between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. during school days, weekends, as well as the summer months when school is out, are the periods when your son or daughter are at the highest risk of getting into trouble. That is why our after-school services, summer day camps and wide range of practical workshops are a perfect way of keeping your kids safe while also developing their social skills and confidence levels.

We know that for working families in the N.D.G. area, making sure that their kids’ are safe and taken care of when school’s finished is the number one priority. Our dedicated approach to what we do means that we can cater to your family’s needs in a clever and concise fashion.


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Very educational and fun place. They teach alot of day to day skills and logic thinking.

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