August 21, 2019


Lake Trail Community Education Society

What is a Community School?

A Community School takes one of the largest and most under-utilized public facilities, the public school, and increases the investment by keeping it open evenings, weekends and during the summer for community activities.

Through multi-ministry funding and non-profit partnerships, community schools address the needs of all age groups, with programs for pre-school children, after school care, and adult education and recreation. The expanded mandate of the educational system in recent years has strengthened the potential of community schools in British Columbia.

Association for Community Education, BC


In 2019, Lake Trail Middle School and Lake Trail Community Education Society (LTCES)  received official community school designation. The development of Lake Trail Community Middle School moving forward is a collaborative partnership between Lake Trail Community Education Society and Lake Trail Middle School. 

Our Mission: Lake Trail Community Education Society promotes an integrated focus on lifelong learning, healthy lifestyles, community development and engagement leading to improved learning, stronger families and a healthier community. Lake Trail Community Middle School strives to be a neighbourhood centre accessible to everyone. 

Community Programs

Accessible programming for community members.

After School Programs

Free programming for Lake Trail students.

Lake Trail Community School Garden

Workshops and volunteer opportunities.

Get Involved!

Become a member, volunteer, sponsor a program, or donate to LTCES.

FREE Spring Offering- Listen and Learn About Pollinators

Listen to four local pollinator experts discuss honeybees, butterflies, mason bees and other life in our gardens. Head on over HERE for these informative audio clips!


CSN-Reliable Auto Body

Lake Trail Community Education Society sends huge thanks to CSN-Reliable Auto Body Ltd. for their April Salad Bar Sponsorship. Their donation funds our Free Salad Bar Program at Lake Trail Community Middle School for the month of April!

We thank them for the support!

Reliable Auto Body Ltd is an automotive collision repair facility located in Courtenay. Owned and operated locally since 1951, they are an ICBC accredited shop and strive to provide their clients with the best and most painless service possible.

Comox Valley Community Foundation Support

LTCES has also received funding from the Comox Valley Community Foundation through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants Round Two. This funding allows us to add extra protein and carbs into our salad bar program leading up to September 30th, providing added nutritional support for kids and families in the community during these challenging times. We are so very grateful for the support of the foundation towards this free meal program!


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History Project

Lake Trail Community Middle School and Lake Trail Community Education Society are collecting your best memories and anecdotes as we prepare to say goodbye to the current Lake Trail Community School building.