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Children 0-5


Type of Program

Program and Agency

Contact Information

​1:1 Program ​   Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Curbside Counselling

Date/Time: *Available upon request

For girls ages 5-18 who are already registered in other Girls Inc. Program

Description: This is a unique program developed this spring/summer to meet the needs of our girls and their families. Our Staff have a variety of educational backgrounds, experience and expertise. Some professions include Social Workers, Child and Youth Workers, and Psychotherapists. This program is unique in the sense that it offers the girl 1:1 time with a Girls Inc. Counsellor, along with a basic assessment/recommendation for further resources for the family.

Girls Inc. of York Region –

Program: Social Media CHAT

Date/Time: 9am – 9pm

Description: Girls Inc. Staff have let Girls and families know that they are available to communicate with them over Social Media (Instagram) during the hours of 9am to 9pm, and will respond to messages that were sent after hours as soon as possible. These outlets are important during these COVID isolation periods, and

allow for the girls to continue to feel supported by our organization.

Contact

Program Supervisor

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

jill@girlsincyork.org















Contact

App Download needed

- Instagram

@girlsincyork


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


Group Programs 




Girls Inc. of York Region 

Program: ZOOM session

Date/Time: Every Tuesday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

For Girls ages 5-14

Description: Our ZOOM sessions allow any child/youth who identify as a female to join a safe, pro-girl environment (all-girl, female staff, gender-specific programming), where they can come together to be themselves and discover their full potential through hands-on activities, games, and discussion.​

Contact

Pre-register by emailing us! You will receive the link and password!

Program Facilitator

Emily Agnoluzzi

905-830-0776 x 305

  Registration@girlsincyork.org​

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 Girls Inc. of York Region​ Program:  Summer Camps

Date/Time:  Weekly July 13 - August 21

Age Group: (5-14)

Description: Our staff have worked hard on planning camps that are fun, safe, and interactive, despite the restrictions of social distancing, masking, and strict cleaning procedures. Our first week has been quite successful, and feedback from parents has been superb. Please visit our website for more information on the steps we are taking to keep campers, staff, and families safe! Some of the activities include: hands on STEAM experiments, spots, DIY crafts, virtual guests, local trips, and much more!


Subsidies are available through Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Girls Inc. if you do not qualify for Jumpstart



Contact

www.girlsincyork.org

  • Programs

    • Camps

You will find the Camp weekly overview, our COVID specific Health and Safety Procedures, and the Registration Form.

Once a week has been filled, a note will be posted on our website! 

registration@girlsincyork.org

905-830-0776



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.


1:1 Programs ​  Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Curbside Counselling

Date/Time: *Available upon request

For girls ages 5-18 who are already registered in other Girls Inc. Program

Description: This is a unique program developed this spring/summer to meet the needs of our girls and their families. Our Staff have a variety of educational backgrounds, experience and expertise. Some professions include Social Workers, Child and Youth Workers, and Psychotherapists. This program is unique in the sense that it offers the girl 1:1 time with a Girls Inc. Counsellor, along with a basic assessment/recommendation for further resources for the family.

Girls Inc. of York Region –

Program: Social Media CHAT

Date/Time: 9am – 9pm

Description: Girls Inc. Staff have let Girls and families know that they are available to communicate with them over Social Media (Instagram) during the hours of 9am to 9pm, and will respond to messages that were sent after hours as soon as possible. These outlets are important during these COVID isolation periods, and allow for the girls to continue to feel supported by our organization.



Contact

Program Supervisor

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

jill@girlsincyork.org















Contact

App Download needed

- Instagram

@girlsincyork


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



Group Programs Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association (MACCA) Online Summer Learning - Where Kids Learn and Play  Literacy, Science and Math

African Centred and Black Focused


July 13th - August 7th, Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm

Register Here


Contact us:

EDUCATION@MACCA1987.COM
Group Programs Girls Inc. of York Region 

Program: ZOOM session

Date/Time: Every Tuesday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

For Girls ages 5-14

Description: Our ZOOM sessions allow any child/youth who identify as a female to join a safe, pro-girl environment (all-girl, female staff, gender-specific programming), where they can come together to be themselves and discover their full potential through hands-on activities, games, and discussion.



Contact

Pre-register by emailing us! You will receive the link and password!

Program Facilitator

Emily Agnoluzzi

905-830-0776 x 305

  Registration@girlsincyork.org


905-830-0776​


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.


Camps Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators Summer Camp Directory

Your Guide to Summer Programs and Camps that cater to African-Canadian Children and Youth.


http://www.onabse.org/
Phone: 416-441-0792​
​Camps

Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Summer Camps

Date/Time: Weekly July 13th-August 21st

Age Group: (5-14)

Description: Our staff have worked hard on planning camps that are fun, safe, and interactive, despite the restrictions of social distancing, masking, and strict cleaning procedures. Our first week has been quite successful, and feedback from parents has been superb. Please visit our website for more information on the steps we are taking to keep campers, staff, and families safe! Some of the activities include: hands on STEAM experiments, spots, DIY crafts, virtual guests, local trips, and much more!


Subsidies are available through Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Girls Inc. if you do not qualify for Jumpstart


Contact

www.girlsincyork.org

  • Programs

    • Camps

You will find the Camp weekly overview, our COVID specific Health and Safety Procedures, and the Registration Form.

Once a week has been filled, a note will be posted on our website!


​Group Programs ​MACCA (Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association) Summer Online Learning Program​ (July 13th to August 7th​)
This year, due to COVID- 19 guidelines implemented by York Region Health, we are pleased to introduce an ONLINE summer literacy and learning program. We will focus on language, math and science and our curriculum will be African Centred and Black Focused. We will also feature lessons on coding and digital learning. We have caring and qualified staff and an engaging program with themed weekly activities. The program is designed for children ages 5-12.

Time: 5 hours/week (1 hour each day)
education@macca1987.com


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

​1:1 Programs Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Curbside Counselling

Date/Time: *Available upon request

For girls ages 5-18 who are already registered in other Girls Inc. Program

Description: This is a unique program developed this spring/summer to meet the needs of our girls and their families. Our Staff have a variety of educational backgrounds, experience and expertise. Some professions include Social Workers, Child and Youth Workers, and Psychotherapists. This program is unique in the sense that it offers the girl 1:1 time with a Girls Inc. Counsellor, along with a basic assessment/recommendation for further resources for the family.

  Girls Inc. of York Region –

Program: Social Media CHAT

Date/Time: 9am – 9pm

Description: Girls Inc. Staff have let Girls and families know that they are available to communicate with them over Social Media (Instagram) during the hours of 9am to 9pm, and will respond to messages that were sent after hours as soon as possible. These outlets are important during these COVID isolation periods, and allow for the girls to continue to feel supported by our organization.


Contact

Program Supervisor

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

jill@girlsincyork.org














Contact

App Download needed

- Instagram

@girlsincyork


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.

Cycle The City - Cohort 1: July 7-30 / Cohort 2: August 11-September 3

In partnership with Markham Cycles and The Centre for Active Transportation - a project of Clean Air Partnership, we will be hosting two cohorts of youth for this program aimed at connecting with the City of Markham to learn about local routes, trails, bike safety and maintenance, transportation equity and environmental impacts. 

Participants will receive a professionally refurbished bike and lock on loan, a helmet to keep and an emergency bike repair kit. Sessions will be held online via Zoom to support the independent adventures of the youth in the community

July and August Calendars of Daily Activities for Youth please check out the website at http://www.cicsiyc.org/

Phone: 647-456-1971

Email: infoIYC@cicscanada.com

 Program Schedules:

IYC Website 

CICS Website 

Instagram

Facebook

Registration:

By phone, email or Google Form 







Pre-Registration is Required;                Contact Matt Brown by email at     matthew.brown@cicscanada.com 








Contact: infoiyc@cicscanada.com

​Call: 647-456-1971

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 

Group Programs Culture Link Youth
ARTEGRATION, NEWCOMER CHILDREN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Since the Pandemic started, our program didn't stop, conversely it grew bigger and got extended!  We turned this challenging time into an advantage to support more newcomer families and children around the GTA via Zoom, WhatsApp, Email, and many more platforms since the location and the traveling is not an issue anymore! Children are now joining from different cities and locations and getting together on one platform.


Through our weekly sessions Newcomer Children have the chance to improve their skills and talents, talk about their feelings, play fun activities, practice wellness, physical activities, and get homework help.


Our Summer Program for 2020: From June 9th- July 14th, 2020 We have a Book Club at 3:00 PM on Tuesdays;   June- July Weekly Art and Recreational Activities at 3:00 PM on Wednesday

** Upcoming Summer Camp 


Each day there will be something different either on IG Live or on Zoom Join us for some distant socializing, fun activities and learn ways to stay active & grow!​


Culture Link Youth​

Zoom Link




Group Programs Girls Inc. of York Region 

Program: ZOOM session

Date/Time: Every Tuesday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

For Girls ages 5-14

Description: Our ZOOM sessions allow any child/youth who identify as a female to join a safe, pro-girl environment (all-girl, female staff, gender-specific programming), where they can come together to be themselves and discover their full potential through hands-on activities, games, and discussion.



Contact

Pre-register by emailing us! You will receive the link and password!

Program Facilitator

Emily Agnoluzzi

905-830-0776 x 305

  Registration@girlsincyork.org


Group Programs Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Girls Group.

Date/Time: Every Thursday, 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Age Group: (13-18)

Description: Our Girls Group is a social group for girls who want to build on their leadership, communication, and advocacy skills. This programming puts the tools for empowerment in girls’ hands, encouraging healthy risks, and mastering physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges.



Contact

Please pre-register as spots are limited.

 

Program Supervisor

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

    jill@girlsincyork.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

Jericho Youth Services Virtual Summer Camp will be a Zoom based Leadership camp for individuals 11-14. 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.

Register Now

info@jerichoys.org

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.


Camps Inspiring Minds Online Summer Camps for Youth

Wellness, Career Exploration, Leadership, Self Advocacy and Back-to-School Bootcamp. Participants can receive community service hours upon completion. Spaces are limited. Apply Here


Made available by: Inspiring Minds, the Canadian Training Institute and Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services


Contact Emily Joyce ejoyce@cantraining.org
Camps

Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators Summer Camp Directory


Your Guide to Summer Programs and Camps that cater to African-Canadian Children and Youth.


http://www.onabse.org/
Phone: 416-441-0792​
Camps

Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Summer Camps

Date/Time: Weekly July 13th-August 21st

Age Group: (5-14)

Description: Our staff have worked hard on planning camps that are fun, safe, and interactive, despite the restrictions of social distancing, masking, and strict cleaning procedures. Our first week has been quite successful, and feedback from parents has been superb. Please visit our website for more information on the steps we are taking to keep campers, staff, and families safe! Some of the activities include: hands on STEAM experiments, spots, DIY crafts, virtual guests, local trips, and much more!


Subsidies are available through Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Girls Inc. if you do not qualify for Jumpstart



Contact

www.girlsincyork.org

  • Programs

    • Camps

You will find the Camp weekly overview, our COVID specific Health and Safety Procedures, and the Registration Form.

Once a week has been filled, a note will be posted on our website! 

registration@girlsincyork.org

905-830-0776


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


​​Group Program York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (York Region AACC): Skills, Technology & Digital Summer Program 2020

Eight (8) weeks virtual journey to promote the creative and effective use of Media and Technology for black students grade 8 to 12. Free for YRDSB students, limited spaces available.


In each class, students will:

​- Look at current media and social media platforms.

- Learn about, gain experience and use latest technology tools towards their goals

- Engage in Media and Technology projects geared towards creative thinking.

- Reinforcing principles of personal and community development.


Every Wednesday Evening

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

July 22 to September 16, 2020

To register, email: sankofa.yraacc@gmail.com


Youth 15-18


Type of Program

Program and Agency

Contact Information

1:1 Programs ​  Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Curbside Counselling

Date/Time: *Available upon request

For girls ages 5-18 who are already registered in other Girls Inc. Program

Description: This is a unique program developed this spring/summer to meet the needs of our girls and their families. Our Staff have a variety of educational backgrounds, experience and expertise. Some professions include Social Workers, Child and Youth Workers, and Psychotherapists. This program is unique in the sense that it offers the girl 1:1 time with a Girls Inc. Counsellor, along with a basic assessment/recommendation for further resources for the family.

  Girls Inc. of York Region –

Program: Social Media CHAT

Date/Time: 9am – 9pm

Description: Girls Inc. Staff have let Girls and families know that they are available to communicate with them over Social Media (Instagram) during the hours of 9am to 9pm, and will respond to messages that were sent after hours as soon as possible. These outlets are important during these COVID isolation periods, and allow for the girls to continue to feel supported by our organization.


Contact

Program Supervisor

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

jill@girlsincyork.org













Contact

App Download needed

- Instagram

@girlsincyork


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. 

Cycle The City - Cohort 1: July 7-30 / Cohort 2: August 11-September 3

In partnership with Markham Cycles and The Centre for Active Transportation - a project of Clean Air Partnership, we will be hosting two cohorts of youth for this program aimed at connecting with the City of Markham to learn about local routes, trails, bike safety and maintenance, transportation equity and environmental impacts. 

Participants will receive a professionally refurbished bike and lock on loan, a helmet to keep and an emergency bike repair kit. Sessions will be held online via Zoom to support the independent adventures of the youth in the community.

July and August Calendars of Daily Activities for Youth please check out the website at http://www.cicsiyc.org/


Phone: 647-456-1971

Email: infoIYC@cicscanada.com

 

Peer Mentorship Program:

Vivian.chow@cicscanada.com


















​Pre-Registration is Required;                Contact Matt Brown by email at     matthew.brown@cicscanada.com 
















Contact: infoiyc@cicscanada.com

​Call: 647-456-1971

Group Programs Girls Inc. of York Region

Program: Girls Group.

Date/Time: Every Thursday, 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Age Group: (13-18)

Description: Our Girls Group is a social group for girls who want to build on their leadership, communication, and advocacy skills. This programming puts the tools for empowerment in girls’ hands, encouraging healthy risks, and mastering physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges.



Contact

Please pre-register as spots are limited.

Program Supervisor

Jill Petrie

905-830-0776 x 307

    jill@girlsincyork.org​

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 



Group Programs Culture Link Youth

ARTEGRATION, NEWCOMER CHILDREN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Since the Pandemic started, our program didn't stop, conversely it grew bigger and got extended!  We turned this challenging time into an advantage to support more newcomer families and children around the GTA via Zoom, WhatsApp, Email, and many more platforms since the location and the traveling is not an issue anymore! Children are now joining from different cities and locations and getting together on one platform.


Through our weekly sessions Newcomer Children have the chance to improve their skills and talents, talk about their feelings, play fun activities, practice wellness, physical activities, and get homework help.


Our Summer Program for 2020: From June 9th- July 14th, 2020 We have a Book Club at 3:00 PM on Tuesdays;   June- July Weekly Art and Recreational Activities at 3:00 PM on Wednesday

** Upcoming Summer Camp 


Each day there will be something different either on IG Live or on Zoom Join us for some distant socializing, fun activities and learn ways to stay active & grow!


Culture Link Youth

Zoom Link

Click here for Program Schedule


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 

Camps Inspiring Minds Online Summer Camps for Youth

Wellness, Career Exploration, Leadership, Self Advocacy and Back-to-School Bootcamp. Participants can receive community service hours upon completion. Spaces are limited. Apply Here


Made available by: Inspiring Minds, the Canadian Training Institute and Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services


Contact Emily Joyce ejoyce@cantraining.org
Camps Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators Summer Camp Directory

Your Guide to Summer Programs and Camps that cater to African-Canadian Children and Youth.


http://www.onabse.org/
Phone: 416-441-0792

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


​Group Program
York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (York Region AACC): Skills, Technology & Digital Summer Program 2020

Eight (8) weeks virtual journey to promote the creative and effective use of Media and Technology​​​ for black students grade 8 to 12. Free for YRDSB students, limited spaces available.


In each class, students will:

​- Look at current media and social media platforms.

- Learn about, gain experience and use latest technology tools towards their goals

- Engage in Media and Technology projects geared towards creative thinking.

- Reinforcing principles of personal and community development.


Every Wednesday Evening

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

July 22 to September 16, 2020


​To register, email: sankofa.yraacc@gmail.com



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



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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