The goal of the Joint Use Summer Access Program is to help emerging Aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, low-income and special-needs groups access school space in summer to deliver academic, cultural, language, recreational and leadership programs. The Joint Use Summer
Access Program is a unique partnership and a collaborative approach to affecting a positive change in Edmonton Communities. Moreover, the program is characterized by partnerships and cooperation at every level.
The program arose out of the Joint Use partnership between the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Public, Catholic and Francophone school boards. It is administered and supported collectively with REACH Edmonton, and the program is often characterized by community groups working together to deliver programming and access resources.
2014 was the fourth year of the Joint Use Summer Access Program and the third year that
REACH Edmonton funded the position of Community School Coordinator.