A History of the ROC

The ROC is a grassroots, community volunteer organization that has been in existence since 1998. Originally established as the Terence Bay and Area C@P Site, the organization transformed into the Resource Opportunities Centre, Community Development Association Serving the Prospect Road Area in 2002.

The ROC maintains its connection with C@P (Community Access Program) by providing free computer and WIFI Access at both the Terence Bay Site and at the new Prospect Road Community Centre.

Projects, partnerships and communication have been at the root of all of the work of the ROC over the years, bringing hundreds of employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities to the area.

Through project funding (2004 – 2008) the ROC designed and built which it continues to maintain and expand to this day. Expansion of the main webpage led to the development of and as well as Facebook and twitter profiles, all of which are valuable and effective communication tools.

In 2009 the ROC was named the volunteer management Board for the brand new state of the art $8,500,000.00 Prospect Road Community Centre. The community centre has proven to be an enormous asset to the community. The work of the ROC Board and its many sub-committees over the past year has been focused on developing the structures, processes and policies that are needed to manage the facility, supporting the General Manager of the Community Centre, establishing our roles and responsibilities to HRM and community, and integrating and confirming the core mandate of the organization.

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Reconnecting with C@P – Full Length Documentary

On Sunday 6th March 2011 the Prospect Road Community Centre hosted the Premiere Screening of “Reconnecting with C@P” a locally made documentary video directed by local film maker Ariella Pahlke.

Through the documentary Barb Allen takes you on a journey to nine community access (C@P) sites in the Halifax region.  This documentary explores digital divides and the value and ever-changing potential of community access to the Internet and information technology.
The documentary was made to serves as the starting point for discussions and planning for the future and can be used to reignite interest and recognize the enormous contribution of volunteers to C@P in HRM over the past fifteen years.

Reconnecting with C@P was produced by the Halifax Regional C@P Association with the participation of Executive Director, Dan Robichaud, NS Economic and Rural Development and Tourism and KAREN PARUSEL Director, Nova Scotia Community Access Program

To watch the full 52 minute production or a 9 minute preview go to

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