The Douglas Community Center, incorporated in 1998, was initiated by a group of citizens. The founding of the non-profit organization gave a new purpose to the village school – St. Patrick Central School (1956) – a three-story building of 1650 square meters which closed in 1993. Since its foundation, the Center has been prospering and has been building community ownership among the 650 residents of Douglastown, split fairly equally among a French and English speaking population.

The Douglas Community Center has specifically stated in its charter that it seeks to promote social, economic and cultural development of both its French and English communities and strives to build bridges between both of them.