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Children 0-5


Type of Program

Program and Agency

Contact Information

Group Programs

Human Endeavor: Moms n Tots

Moms n Tots, also known as the Pre-School Readiness Program, provides York Region’s moms and toddlers ages 18 months to 4 years of age with free educational material and activities. A facilitator will engage, on a weekly basis, virtually with moms and toddlers in fun activities, such as making crafts, singing songs and educational material such as learning the alphabet, numbers, colours and various other topics!


jyoti.booter@humanendeavour.org


Children 6-12


Type of Program

Program & Agency Name 

Contact Information

Workshops

YouthSpeak: Building-A-Selfcare-Toolkit Workshop

Fun, interactive workshop for parents and kids provide participants with TEN TOOLS for managing stress and anxiety. The integration of these strategies is most effective when parents and other caring adults in a child's life learn and use them together. They also help to create a safe space for further conversations related overall well-being and self-care. Includes Workbook and printable Toolkit


YouthSpeak: Wellness Presentations for Primary grades

Youth-led interactive with trained youth Speakers who share their personal stories designed specifically for this age group along with key messages about kindness, wellness, inclusivity, understanding feelings and self acceptance. Through interactives, youth will learn wellness strategies to support healthy minds and bodies



office@youthspeak.ca 

905-967-0604


1:1 Programs

Jericho Youth Services - Youtube Channel

Daily weekday YouTube videos for ages 6-10. Will provide instructions for fun activities, crafts and games.


Group Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York - Virtual Go Girls! 

- Go Girls! is a free program for female-identified youth between the ages of 10-15 years old, focusing on healthy living and female empowerment. The program will run for 6 weeks with two sessions each week. 


Group Programs

Future Possibilities for Kids - Ready, Set, Connect Program

Ready, Set, Connect! is a free virtual leadership development program available this summer! Kids between the ages of 9-12 will participate in online group activities and discussions lead by our Program Leaders. Supporting the belief that Kids can make a difference on their communities, we aim to provide an opportunity to:

  • Have fun in a safe and positive virtual environment

  • Develop teamwork and collaboration skills through interaction with other Kids

  • Practice and strengthen creative thinking and important problem solving skills

  • Enhance community awareness and learn about civic engagement possibilities

  • Build confidence and leadership skills

Apply for the 3 week program: Ready, Set, Connect! Registration​

Group Programs

Sankofa Mentoring Program for Black Youth  

Ages 12-18

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect. 


This is a year-round program. At present the program is being offered online and will resume in-person session following the pandemic.


York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities 


Program Coordinator Pgmmgr@yorkregionaaca.ca


Or Call 647-807-2016

Group Programs

Learning Disabilities Association of York Region

Social Hour for children age 6-16 who have been diagnosed with and LD and/or ADHD. This hour will provide a supportive environment to encourage friendship



Camps

I Dare U 2 Bee Online Summer Camp  July 6th - August 21st 

WE DARE YOU to BE part of the ON-LINE Summer Camp for PARENTS, TEACHERS AND KIDS, to Train your Brain, Grow Your Hearts and Fill the world with Kindness!

Paint Classes, Yoga, Storytelling, Music Lessons, Poetry Writing, Learn to Meditate, Dance Classes, Singing Lessons, Grow Your Brain Activities,Family Fun Ideas, Positive Parenting Workshops and more.


I Dare U 2 Bee’s Online Summer Camp - YouTube video


Fatima Gould - 416 817-5753

Camps

Vaughan Community Health Centre Mystery and Science Virtual Summer Camp:

The program is designed to provide children with an opportunity to learn new skills, gain new experiences, and have fun.

For children 6-12 years of age

Monday to Friday

Session 1: July 13th 2020-July 24th 2020

Session 2: July 27th 2020 - August 7th 2020

Time: 10 am-11:30 am

The program will be held virtually on the Zoom platform


Application Deadline is July 3,2020


Vaughan Community Health Centre

Stacey - ssalmon@vaughanchc.com  or 

call 905 303- 8490 ext 151 OR 2651 to determine your eligibility.




Camps

Jericho Youth Services Ultimate Summer Camp (tentative)

Jericho Youth Services will be providing day camps for the children of Georgina in Sutton, Keswick, and on Georgina Island (Residents Only). These camps will provide a fun variety of crafts, games, physical activity, literacy, and science experiments. We will be following all Public Health protocols regarding COVID-19.



Camps

Camp Aranutiq

Virtual Camp for Trans/non-binary/similar youth ages 7 thru 12 (by Aug 1)


E-bunks with ~12 kids of similar age & 2 counselors; hangouts twice a week for 1/2 hour each time, same group for 4-8 weeks. Just like in our “real” bunks, this will be interactive and structured time to hang out and chat with campers and counselors. It’s a great way to make and maintain connections to other trans and non-binary kids who want to make new friends and/or reconnect with old friends who are on similar journeys.Plus, we’ll have other optional e-programming like arts & crafts hangouts, scavenger hunts, games, & more.




Children 10-14



Type of Program

Program and Agency

Contact Information

1:1 Programs

John Howard Society of York Region- Youth Counselling Supports 

This program is designed to build strengths, resilience and coping skills among youth. Through individualized one-on-one support, the Youth Counselling service provides free weekly sessions for youth to discuss issues affecting their lives. The counsellor will work collaboratively with the youth to enhance their understanding, overcome their challenges and meet their goals.This service is available at no cost. Counselling is offered across York Region. Sessions are offered via zoom. 

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 



1:1 Programs

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre (IYC)

One of Centre for Immigrant and Community Services’ (CICS) service locations, the CICS Immigrant Youth Centre (IYC) is the only standalone youth centre that is funded by IRCC that serves newcomer youth in York Region. For over 10 years,

IYC has supported over 6000 youth and their parents living in the area with various settlement services, including group programming, one-on-support, community engagement opportunities, social events, and March Break or Summer Camps. IYC’s long-standing mission is to enhance immigrant youth’s sense of community that is youth-led, youth-centered, and youth-developed in an inclusive, supportive and diverse environment.

Our Peer Mentorship Program is designed to provide newcomer youth with an opportunity to engage with their community, build skills, receive academic support, and increase self-confidence in integrating into Canada society through direct mentorship from local peers. Peer Mentorship will be offered via Zoom throughout the summer. 



Phone: 647-456-1971

Email: infoIYC@cicscanada.com

 

Peer Mentorship Program:

Vivian.chow@cicscanada.com

Group Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York - Virtual Go Girls! 

Go Girls! is a free program for female-identified youth between the ages of 10-15 years old, focusing on healthy living and female empowerment. The program will run for 6 weeks with two sessions each week, and will be facilitated by 2-3 trained Mentors. Go Girls! will provide an opportunity for young people who may be feeling isolated and lonely during this unprecedented time to connect with peers, and engage in interactive activities and discussions. 



Group Programs 

John Howard Society of York Region- Healthy Youth Preventative Education (HYPE) Program 

The HYPE Program focuses on the promotion of positive, healthy relationships. We offer small group sessions that promote healthy relationships and cover a wide range of topics including stress, relationships, mental health, coping strategies, and conflict. Youth will engage in meaningful youth led conversations around situations impacting their lives. 

This program is available at no cost. Through this program, youth will be equipped to engage in healthier relationships and build social and emotional strengths. 

This program is being offered via zoom. Youth may also be eligible to receive community service hours for attending. 


athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 



Group Programs

Sankofa Mentoring Program for Black Youth  

Ages 12-18

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect. 


This is a year-round program. At present the program is being offered online and will resume in-person session following the pandemic.


York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities 


Program Coordinator - Pgmmgr@yorkregionaaca.ca


Or Call 647-807-2016

Group Programs

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre (IYC)

One of the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services’ (CICS) service locations, the CICS Immigrant Youth Centre (IYC) is the only standalone youth centre that is funded by IRCC that serves newcomer youth in York Region. For over 10 years,

IYC has supported over 6000 youth and their parents living in the area with various settlement services, including group programming, one-on-support, community engagement opportunities, social events, and March Break or Summer Camps. IYC’s long-standing mission is to enhance immigrant youth’s sense of community that is youth-led, youth-centered, and youth-developed in an inclusive, supportive and diverse environment.

IYC will be offering numerous Summer Camps and weekly programs ranging from a wide variety of topics throughout July and August via Zoom. Program offerings this summer include, Youth Job Connection in collaboration with ACCES Employment, weekly dance workshops in collaboration with VyBE studio, science workshops, leadership camp, and wellness and mental health awareness programs.

Phone: 647-456-1971

Email: infoIYC@cicscanada.com

 Program Schedules:

IYC Website 

CICS Website 

Instagram

Facebook

Registration:

By phone, email or Google Form 

Group Programs

Rainbow Space – 2SLGBTQ+ Fun – for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and allies

Group games and check-in, biweekly Thursdays 4-5 


Jen-  jsilk@cayrcc.org  or 

Kyana -  kgraham@cayrcc.org  

Schedule advertised on Instagram 

Group Programs

Learning Disabilities Association of York Region

Social Hour for children age 6-16 who have been diagnosed with an LD and/or ADHD. This hour will provide a supportive environment to encourage friendship


SOAR Online: The foundation of this program will help participants age 13-16 identified with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD to develop life skills to succeed academically and vocationally.



Group Programs



Human Endeavor - YEPS (Youth Engagement and Peer Support)

Human Endeavour’s Youth Engagement and Peer Support program (otherwise known as YEPS) is a program designed for multicultural youth girls (ages 11-18) to engage in meaningful, creative and positive activities to encourage and provide them with safe and healthy choices. The program provides a safe environment and encourages learning through fun and recreational activities which they otherwise may not participate in due to economic, social or cultural barriers. YEPS is an educational program that teaches different skills and revolves around developing important character traits such as self-confidence, independence and responsibility all while being surrounded by a friendly group of people who strive towards having a good time. 

Jyoti Booter - 

jyoti.booter@humanendeavour.org 

The ARTS

That’s Showbiz Drama Project - 3 Plays in 30 Days: Ages 13-18

An exciting, new project that pairs aspiring youth playwrights, actors, directors, stage professionals in the industry as they completely script, design and perform 3 original plays.  The best part…thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, it is completely FREE to participate.


sarah@thatzshowbiz.com 




Camps

Jericho Youth Services - Virtual Summer Camp (tentative)

Jericho Youth Services Virtual Summer Camp will be a Zoom based Leadership camp for individuals 10-13. Campers will be learning new skills from our Virtual Camp Counsellors and special guests. This camp will focus on developing leadership skills, new interests and prepare you for future leadership roles.


Camps

Next Gen Men - NGM Summer Camp

Next Gen Men is a nationwide nonprofit that has been working with YRDSB youth since 2015. We lead conversations with boys to create a healthier, happier future for the next generation. This summer, we’re launching NGM Summer Camp to offer male-identified youth ages 11-15 an engaging mix of virtual and real-world experiences designed to challenge and inspire them, while giving them what they’re missing during the pandemic: diverse mentorship, skill development, and social connection.

 

Programs start July 6, and our come-anytime structure is made to fit your summer schedule. Save $100 with early bird pricing while spots last. Bring-a-friend discounts and financial support available!

info@nextgenmen.ca 

Camps

Rainbow Online Connection (ROC) will serve LGBTQ+ participants (ages 12-17) and Leaders in Training (ages 17-18) with the opportunity to connect this summer virtually through at-home activities and staff-led interactive programming.


Workshops

YouthSpeak for Grade 4 to Post Secondary

Youth-led interactive presentations on various topics: Youth Personal Stories; Self-Care Strategies; Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Issues; Substance Use; Body Image; Healthy Relationships; Public Speaking and more.


YouthSpeak (@youthspeakcan) • Instagram photos and videos




Youth 15-18


Type of Program

Program and Agency

Contact Information

1:1 Programs

John Howard Society of York Region- Youth Counselling Supports 

This program is designed to build strengths, resilience and coping skills among youth. Through individualized one-on-one support, the Youth Counselling service provides free weekly sessions for youth to discuss issues affecting their lives. The counsellor will work collaboratively with the youth to enhance their understanding, overcome their challenges and meet their goals.This service is available at no cost. Counselling is offered across York Region. Sessions are offered via zoom. 


athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 



1:1 Programs

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre (IYC)

One of Centre for Immigrant and Community Services’ (CICS) service locations, the CICS Immigrant Youth Centre (IYC) is the only standalone youth centre that is funded by IRCC that serves newcomer youth in York Region. For over 10 years,

IYC has supported over 6000 youth and their parents living in the area with various settlement services, including group programming, one-on-support, community engagement opportunities, social events, and March Break or Summer Camps. IYC’s long-standing mission is to enhance immigrant youth’s sense of community that is youth-led, youth-centered, and youth-developed in an inclusive, supportive and diverse environment.

Our Peer Mentorship Program is designed to provide newcomer youth with an opportunity to engage with their community, build skills, receive academic support, and increase self-confidence in integrating into Canada society through direct mentorship from local peers. Peer Mentorship will be offered via Zoom throughout the summer. 


Phone: 647-456-1971

Email: infoIYC@cicscanada.com

 

Peer Mentorship Program:

Vivian.chow@cicscanada.com

Group Programs

YouthSpeak: Weekly Podcasts and Youtube Videos

Weekly – interviews with trained youth speakers who share their personal stories and self-care strategies related to relevant topics such as Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Issues; and more


YouthSpeak Workshops

Youth-led interactive presentations on various topics: Youth Personal Stories; Self-Care Strategies; Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Issues; Substance Use; Body Image; Healthy Relationships; Public Speaking and more


YouthSpeak (@youthspeakcan) • Instagram photos and videos


Group Programs

Sankofa Mentoring Program for Black Youth  

Ages 12-18

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect. 


This is a year-round program. At present the program is being offered online and will resume in-person session following the pandemic.


York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities 


Program Coordinator - Pgmmgr@yorkregionaaca.ca


Or Call 647-807-2016

Group Programs



Human Endeavor - YEPS (Youth Engagement and Peer Support)

Human Endeavour’s Youth Engagement and Peer Support program (otherwise known as YEPS) is a program designed for multicultural youth girls (ages 11-18) to engage in meaningful, creative and positive activities to encourage and provide them with safe and healthy choices. The program provides a safe environment and encourages learning through fun and recreational activities which they otherwise may not participate in due to economic, social or cultural barriers. YEPS is an educational program that teaches different skills and revolves around developing important character traits such as self-confidence, independence and responsibility all while being surrounded by a friendly group of people who strive towards having a good time. 

Jyoti Booter - 

jyoti.booter@humanendeavour.org 

Group Programs

CICS Immigrant Youth Centre (IYC)

One of the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services’ (CICS) service locations, the CICS Immigrant Youth Centre (IYC) is the only standalone youth centre that is funded by IRCC that serves newcomer youth in York Region. For over 10 years,

IYC has supported over 6000 youth and their parents living in the area with various settlement services, including group programming, one-on-support, community engagement opportunities, social events, and March Break or Summer Camps. IYC’s long-standing mission is to enhance immigrant youth’s sense of community that is youth-led, youth-centered, and youth-developed in an inclusive, supportive and diverse environment.

IYC will be offering numerous Summer Camps and weekly programs ranging from a wide variety of topics throughout July and August via Zoom. Program offerings this summer include, Youth Job Connection in collaboration with ACCES Employment, weekly dance workshops in collaboration with VyBE studio, science workshops, leadership camp, and wellness and mental health awareness programs.

Phone: 647-456-1971

Email: infoIYC@cicscanada.com

Program Schedules:

IYC Website 

CICS Website 

Instagram

Facebook

Registration:

By phone, email or Google Form 

Group Programs

Learning Disabilities Association of York Region

SOAR Online: The foundation of this program will help participants age 13-16 identified with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD to develop life skills to succeed academically and vocationally.



Group Programs

Rainbow Space – 2SLGBTQ+ Fun – for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and allies

Group games and check-in, biweekly Thursdays 4-5 


Jen - jsilk@cayrcc.org  

Kyana -  kgraham@cayrcc.org 

Schedule advertised on Instagram 

Group Programs

Community Living York South

Empowers people with an intellectual disability to live, learn, work and participate in their community.


Virtual Book Club, Cooking Series, Drawing Tutorials and Youth Chat for Youth 16+



Group Programs

John Howard Society of York Region- Healthy Youth Preventative Education (HYPE) Program 

The HYPE Program focus is on the promotion of positive, healthy relationships. We offer small group sessions that promote healthy relationships and cover a wide range of topics including stress, relationships, mental health, coping strategies, and conflict. Youth will engage in meaningful youth led conversations around situations impacting their lives. 

This program is available at no cost. Through this program, youth will be equipped to engage in healthier relationships and build social and emotional strengths. 

This program is being offered via zoom. Youth may also be eligible to receive community service hours for attending. 

athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca 



Camps

Rainbow Online Connection (ROC) will serve LGBTQ+ participants (ages 12-17) and Leaders in Training (ages 17-18) with the opportunity to connect this summer virtually through at-home activities and staff-led interactive programming.



Camps

Next Gen Men - NGM Summer Camp

Next Gen Men is a nationwide nonprofit that has been working with YRDSB youth since 2015. We lead conversations with boys to create a healthier, happier future for the next generation. This summer, we’re launching NGM Summer Camp to offer male-identified youth ages 11-15 an engaging mix of virtual and real-world experiences designed to challenge and inspire them, while giving them what they’re missing during the pandemic: diverse mentorship, skill development, and social connection.

 

Programs start July 6, and our come-anytime structure is made to fit your summer schedule. Save $100 with early bird pricing while spots last. Bring-a-friend discounts and financial support available!

info@nextgenmen.ca 

The ARTS

That’s Showbiz Drama Project - 3 Plays in 30 Days: Ages 13-18

An exciting, new project that pairs aspiring youth playwrights, actors, directors, stage professionals in the industry as they completely script, design and perform 3 original plays.  The best part…thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, it is completely FREE to participate.


sarah@thatzshowbiz.com 




Workshops

Workshops for Grade 4 to Post-Secondary

Youth-led interactive presentations on various topics: Youth Personal Stories; Self-Care Strategies; Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Issues; Substance Use; Body Image; Healthy Relationships; Public Speaking and more



YouthSpeak (@youthspeakcan) • Instagram photos and videos




Opportunities and Support for Families


Type of Program

Program and Agency

Contact Information

Workshops

YouthSpeak:

Presentations for Parents, Educators and other Caring Adults

Youth-led Interactive with trained youth speakers who share their personal stories and share tips on how to create a safe space for youth to talk. Increase understanding of issues relevant to today's youth such as mental health – anxiety, depression, bullying and social media from a meaningful and impactful youth perspective


Presentations for grades 4 to Post-Secondary

Youth-led Interactive with trained youth speakers who share their personal stories and self-care strategies related to relevant topics Mental Health & Wellness; Bullying Prevention; Online Issues; Substance Use; Body Image; Healthy Relationships; Public Speaking and more


office@youthspeak.ca 


905-967-0604







Group Programs

Vaughan Community Health Centre Family and Friends Virtual  BINGO Nights

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Dates:

  • Thursday July 2nd,2020

  • Thursday July 16th,2020

  • Thursday Aug 6th,2020

  • Thursday Aug 27th, 2020


Vaughan Community Health Centre


Natalie - niuzzolino@vaughanchc.com 

905 476-5621 ext 2604


Group Programs

Community Living York South                                                                          Empowers people with an intellectual disability to live, learn, work and participate in their community.


Fun Fridays for the whole family: Karaoke, Netflix Parties, Talent Shows and more.

1:00pm-3:00pm

Zoom Meeting

+1 647 374 4685

Meeting ID: 875 5818 2009



Family Activities

I Dare U 2 Bee Online Summer Camp  July 6th - August 21st 

WE DARE YOU to BE part of the ON-LINE Summer Camp for PARENTS, TEACHERS AND KIDS, to Train your Brain, Grow Your Hearts and Fill the world with Kindness!

Paint Classes, Yoga,Storytelling, Music Lessons, Poetry Writing, Learn to Meditate, Dance Classes, Singing Lessons, Grow Your Brain Activities,Family Fun Ideas, Positive Parenting Workshops and more...

Fatima Gould - 416 817-5753

Health and Wellness

Vaughan Community Health Centre  


While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via a variety of platforms! Click an event to watch or join in.


Vaughan Community Health Centre


Health and Wellness

Stacey - ssalmon@vaughanchc.com  

Marisanna -  mtersigni@vaughanchc.com  

Health and Wellness

Group Exercise Program for Newcomer Women

An only women virtual group exercise session delivered weekly for newcomers.

jermeen.baddour@humanendeavour.org 

Health and Wellness

Mental Health and Well-Being Supports

See YRDSB website for more information about online Mental Health and Well-Being Supports

 


Food/Financial Supports

Food Programs and Financial Benefits

See YRDSB Website for more information about online Food Programs and Financial Benefits



Food/Financial Supports

Food and Fun Bags

Bi-weekly deliveries of essential food items and small activities for the whole family.

Jessica Kearney (Jericho Youth Services) - jessica.kearney@jerichoys.org


Libraries

Online Programs through your Public Libraries

Complete List of Libraries across York Region

 


Other Resources

Youth Speak’s Resources 

 

Wellness Tips and Tools

Shared by our youth team based on their lived experience – ongoing throughout the week


Tip Sheets

Now available on our website, related to mental health, bullying prevention, substance use and more composed by youth-for-youth and for caring adults on our website



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