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Ontario's After School Program

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  1. Goals and Activities
  2. Funding Eligibility
  3. Background
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Find an Ontario After School Program

Ontario's After School Program supports safe, supervised activities for students during the school year, in priority neighbourhoods across the province.

The program helps kids stay active and engaged, improve academic performance and encourage leadership skills through activities such as sport, recreation and physical activity, personal wellness, anti-bullying, nutrition education, and internet safety.

Goals and Activities

Funding supports after school programs that offer activities in three core areas:

1. Physical activity

girls playing

Get students moving through participation in structured activities like basketball, hip hop dancing or soccer, or simply through unstructured play time.

2. Healthy eating

kids cooking

Teach participants about nutrition and cooking healthy foods, with a focus on fruits and vegetables. Students prepare their own healthy after school snacks such as fruit smoothies or quesadillas.

3. Health and wellness

students

Build self-esteem, resiliency, confidence and self-reliance among participants and raise awareness about anti-bullying and enhance positive relationships.

Programs may also focus additional program time on activities that are specific to participants’ needs. This programming may include cultural activities such as traditional French recipes, Aboriginal drumming and dancing, homework help, arts and crafts, and music.

Funding Eligibility

Pre-evaluated organizations were invited to apply for funding. There is not an open-call for applications. Please read our FAQs for more information.

Background

Ontario’s After School Program was developed in 2009 as part of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and was expanded in 2012 as part of Ontario’s Youth Action Plan.

The program now benefits over 20,000 children and youth in Kindergarten to Grade 12 in over 80 municipalities, low-income and northern/rural communities, Francophone neighbourhoods and First Nations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who does the After School Program reach?

The program reaches children and youth in priority neighbourhoods across Ontario.

Does the Ministry run each after school program?

No. After school programs are run by not-for-profit organizations that receive funding from the Ministry. The Ministry provides guidelines to these organizations, but they make their own decisions in terms of how the program is run, identifying participants and hiring staff.

How does the Ministry select the organizations who get funding?

Non-profit organizations with a sport and recreation mandate were identified through a consultation process with community stakeholders, municipalities, other Ministries, and United Way Chapters. Those organizations were then invited by the Ministry to submit proposals.

Does the Ministry provide input on how after school programs are run?

All organizations are required to deliver programming that addresses the three core areas identified by the Ontario government as essential to help improve child health:

    • physical activity
    • healthy eating
    • health and wellness

Organizations may also provide cultural activities that meet the needs of the local community.

The Ministry provides some resources directly to organizations to support the delivery of the after school program, but does not determine the specifics of how each program is run.

How were priority neighbourhoods identified?

Priority neighbourhoods were identified in consultation with other ministries by looking at various factors, including:

    • where young people face the highest risks;
    • areas where there are significant gaps in after school programming;
    • socio-economic status;
    • community needs in urban, rural and northern areas, including those adversely impacted by economic conditions and limited resources or funding;
    • education quality and accountability office (EQAO) scores.

If my child lives in one of the priority neighbourhoods, is he/she eligible to participate in an after school program?

Please contact the organizations providing programming within your community to find out more about site locations, eligibility and requirements of that program.

Who should I contact to find out more about Ontario’s After School Program?

Please send your questions by email to afterschool@ontario.ca and a program coordinator will respond to your questions.

Find an Ontario After School Program

Funded organizations are listed below. Please contact the organizations providing programming within your community to find out more about site locations, eligibility and requirements of the program.

Program Address and Contact

Atikokan Youth Initiatives Inc.

Atikokan
215 Main Street
PO Box 838
Atikokan ON P0T 1C0
807-597-9913
atikokaninfo.com/business/atikokan-youth-initiatives

Town of Atikokan

Atikokan
120 Marks Street
PO Box 1330
Atikokan ON P0T 1C0
807-597-1234
atikokan.ca

Mississauga First Nation

Blind River
64 Park Road
PO Box 1299
Blind River ON P0R 1B0
705-356-1621
mississaugi.com

BGC Peel

Brampton
247 McMurchy Avenue South
Brampton ON L6Y 1Z4
905-712-1789
bgcpeel.org

City of Brampton

Brampton
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton ON L6Y 4R2
905-874-2308
brampton.ca/en/pages/welcome.aspx

Rapport Youth and Family Services

Brampton
60 West Drive, Unit 101
Brampton ON L6T 3T6
905-790-7707
rapportyouth.com

BGC Brantford

Brantford
2 Edge Street
Brantford ON N3T 6H1
519-752-2964
bgcbrant.ca

City of Brantford - Public Health
Safety & Social Services

Brantford
220 Colborne Street
Brantford ON N3T 5R7
519-756-1500
brantford.ca/en/living-here/parks-and-recreation.aspx

Magnetawan First Nation

Britt
10 Highway 529
Britt ON P0G 1A0
705-383-2477
magfn.com

Brunswick House First Nation

Brunswick House
8 Mountbatten Road
Brunswick House ON P0M 1K0
705-864-0174
brunswickhousefirstnation.com

Alison Neighbourhood Community Centre

Cambridge
127 Elgin Street North
Cambridge ON N1R 5H6
519-620-1867
alisonneighbourhood.org/programs

Fiddlesticks Community Centre

Cambridge
71 Cowan Boulevard
Cambridge ON N1T 1K7
519-621-4040
fiddlesticks.ca

Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre

Cambridge
116 Rouse Avenue
Cambridge ON N1R 4M8
519-623-4220
greenwaychaplin.com

Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association

Cambridge
1620 Franklin Boulevard
Cambridge ON N3C 1P2
519-240-3567
hvna.ca

Kinbridge Community Association

Cambridge
125 Champlain Boulevard, Unit #8
Cambridge ON N1R 2X6
519-740-8565
kinbridge.ca

Langs Farm Village Association

Cambridge
1145 Concession Road
Cambridge ON N3H 4L5
519-653-1470
langs.org

BGC Cornwall/SDG

Cornwall
506 First Street East
Cornwall ON K6H 1L7
613-935-9015
bgccornwallsdg.com

Serpent River First Nation

Cutler
195 Village Road
Cutler ON P0P 1B0
705-844-2119
serpentriverfn.com

Eabametoong First Nation

Eabametoong
PO Box 298
Eabametoong ON P0T 1L0
807-242-8421
eabametoong.firstnation.ca

North Lambton Community Health Centre

Forest
59 King Street West, Unit 3
Forest ON N0N 1J0
519-786-4545
nlchc.com

City of Hamilton

Hamilton
77 Main Street West City Hall
Hamilton ON L8P 4Y5
905-546-2424
hamilton.ca

Eva Rothwell Centre (Robert Land Community Association)

Hamilton
460 Wentworth Street North
Hamilton ON L8L 5W8
705-526-1558
evarothwell.ca

BGC Hamilton-Halton

Hamilton
45 Ellis Avenue
Hamilton ON L8H 4L8
905-549-2814
bgchh.com

Wesley Urban Ministries

Hamilton
52 Catharine Street North
Hamilton ON L8R 1J1
905-528-5629
wesley.ca/contact

YMCA of Hamilton Burlington Brantford

Hamilton
79 James Street South
Hamilton ON L8P 2Z1
905-529-7102
ymcahbb.ca/Home

YWCA Hamilton (Hamilton Young Women's Christian Association)

Hamilton
75 MacNab Street South
Hamilton ON L8P 3C1
905-522-9922
ywcahamilton.org

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation (Ochiichagwe'babigo'ining Ojibway After School Program)

Kenora
2488 Dalles Road
Kenora ON P9N 3W7
807-548-5876
niisaachewan.ca

BGC South East

Kingston
1300 Bath Road
Kingston ON K7M 4X4
613-507-3306
bgcsoutheast.ca

Girls Inc. of Limestone
Algonquin and Lakeshore

Kingston
31 Weller Avenue
Kingston ON K7K 2B1
905-542-9202
girlsinclimestone.ca

Access County Community Support Services

Kingsville
23 Mill Street West
Kingsville ON N9Y 1W1
519-733-8983
accesscounty.ca

Lanark Highlands Youth Centre Inc.

Lanark
61 Princess Street
PO Box 85
Lanark ON K0G 1K0
613-259-2012
lanarkyouthcentre.wixsite.com/lhyci

BGC Kawarthas

Lindsay
107 Lindsay Street South
Lindsay ON K9V 2M5
705-324-4493
bgckl.com

BGC London

London
184 Horton Street
London ON N6B 1K8
519-434-9114
bgclondon.ca

Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre

London
550 Hamilton Road
London ON N5Z 1S4
519-642-7630
crouchnrc.org

Investing in Children

London
205 Oxford Street East, Suite 206
London ON N6A 5G6
519-433-8996
investinginchildren.on.ca

Royal View Church Incorporated

London
218 Clarke Road
London ON N5W 5E4
519-451-2170
royalview.org

Long Lake #58 First Nation

Longlac
209 Otter Road
PO Box 609
Longlac ON ON P0T 2A0
807-876-2292
longlake58fn.ca

Eagle Lake First Nation - Migisi Sahgaigan School

Migisi Sahgaigan
42 School Road
Migisi Sahgaigan ON P0V 3H0
807-755-5350

Town of Milton

Milton
150 Mary Street
Milton ON L9T 6Z5
905-878-7252
milton.ca/en/town-hall/town-hall.aspx

Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

Mississauga
3650 Dixie Road, Suite 103
Mississauga ON L4Y 3V9
905-629-1873
dixiebloor.ca

Malton Neighbourhood Services

Mississauga
3540 Morning Star Drive
Mississauga ON L4T 1Y2
905-677-6270
mnsinfo.org

Nepean
Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre

Nepean
1547 Merivale Road, Unit 240
Nepean ON K2G 4V3
613-596-5626
nrocrc.org

Girls Inc. of York Region

Newmarket
460 Davis Drive
Newmarket ON L3Y 0C4
905-830-0778
girlsincyork.org

BGC Niagara

Niagara Falls
8800 McLeod Road
Niagara Falls ON L2E 6S5
905-357-2444
bgcn.ca

City of North Bay

North Bay
200 McIntyre Street East
North Bay ON P1B 8V6
705-474-626
northbay.ca

YMCA Northeastern Ontario (YMCA of North Bay and District)

North Bay
186 Chippewa Street West
North Bay ON P1B 6G2
705-497-9622
ymcaneo.ca

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre

Oakville
2200 Sawgrass Drive
Oakville ON L6H 6M8
905-257-6029
opnc.ca

Osgoode Youth Association

Osgoode
5479 Osgoode Main Street
PO Box 423
Osgoode ON K0A 2W0
613-826-0726
o-ya.ca

BGC Durham

Oshawa
433 Eulalie Avenue
Oshawa ON L1H 2C6
905-728-5121
bgcdurham.com

Carea Community Health Centre

Oshawa
115 Grassmere Avenue
Oshawa ON L1H 3X7
905-723-0036
careachc.ca/Contact-Us

Simcoe Hall Settlement House

Oshawa
387 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa ON L1H 4J2
905-728-7525
simcoehall.com

BGC Ottawa

Ottawa
2825 Dumaurier Avenue
Ottawa ON K2B 7W3
416-828-0428
bgcottawa.org

Carlington Community Health Centre

Ottawa
900 Merivale Road
Ottawa ON K1Z 5Z8
613-722-4000
carlingtonchc.org

City of Ottawa

Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave West
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424
ottawa.ca/en

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children
Youth and Families (Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre)

Ottawa
230 McArthur Avenue
1st Floor
Ottawa ON K1L 6P5
613-746-5400
inuuqatigiit.ca

Lowertown Community Resource Centre

Ottawa
40 Cobourg Street
Ottawa ON K1N 8Z6
613-789-3930
crcbv.ca

Ottawa Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Association (National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA)

Ottawa
180 Argyle Street
Ottawa ON K2P 1B7
613-237-1320
ymcaywca.ca

Regroupement ethnoculturel des parents francophones de l'Ontario (REPFO)

Ottawa
967 boulevard St. Laurent, unité 300
Ottawa ON K1K 3B1
613-741-9441
repfo.ca

Sandy Hill Community Centre

Ottawa
250 Somerset Street East
Ottawa ON K1N 6V6
613- 564-1062
ottawa.ca/en/recreation-and-parks/recreation-facilities/facility-listing/sandy-hill-community-centre

Somerset West Community Health Centre

Ottawa
55 Eccles Street
Ottawa ON K1R 6S3
613-238-8210
swchc.on.ca

Wabano Centre For Aboriginal Health

Ottawa
299 Montreal Road
Ottawa ON K1L 6B8
613-748-0657
wabano.com

County of Brant

Paris
15 Curtis Avenue
Paris ON N3L 3W1
519-442-1818
brant.ca/en/index.aspx

Youth Action Kommittee of Perth and District

Perth
1 Sherbrooke Street East
Perth ON K7H 1A1
613-264-8381
yakyouth.ca/contact-info

City of Peterborough

Peterborough
500 George Street North City Hall
Peterborough ON K9H 3R9
705 742-7777
peterborough.ca/en/index.aspx

YMCA of Central East Ontario

Peterborough
123 Aylmer Street South
Peterborough ON K9J 3H8
613-966-9622
ymcaofceo.ca

Town of Rainy River

Rainy River
201 Atwood Avenue
PO Box 488
Rainy River ON P0W 1L0
807- 852-3244
rainyriver.ca

Sachigo Lake First Nation

Sachigo Lake
PO Box 51
Sachigo Lake ON P0V 2P0
807-595-2527

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia Lambton

Sarnia
10 Lorne Crescent
Sarnia ON N7S 1H8
519-336-0460
sarnia.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

BGC Sarnia-Lambton

Sarnia
180 College Avenue North
Sarnia ON N7T 7X2
519-337-3651
bgcsarnia.com

YMCA of Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
235 McNabb Street
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 1Y3
705-949-3133
ssmymca.ca

Agincourt Community Services Association

Scarborough
4155 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 100
Scarborough ON M1S 1T4
416-321-6912
agincourtcommunityservices.com

BGC East Scarborough

Scarborough
100 Galloway Road
Scarborough ON M1E 1W7
416-281-0262
esbgc.ca

Cliffcrest Community Centre

Scarborough
2938 Eglinton Avenue East
Scarborough ON M1J 2E4
416-267-6293
heartbeatz.ca

Malvern Family Resource Centre

Scarborough
90 Littles Road
Scarborough ON M1B 5E2
416-284-4184
mfrc.org

Strides Toronto Support Services

Scarborough
200-1200 Markham Road
Scarborough ON M1H 3C3
416-438-3697
stridestoronto.ca

West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre

Scarborough
313 Pharmacy Avenue
Scarborough ON M1L 3E7
416-755-9215
wsncc.org

YMCA of Niagara

St. Catharines
25 YMCA Drive
St. Catharines ON L2N 7P9
905-646-9622
ymcaofniagara.org/contact-us

City of Greater Sudbury

Sudbury
200 Brady Street
PO Box 5000 Station A
Sudbury ON P3A 5P3
705-674-4455
greatersudbury.ca

Our Children
Our Future / Nos enfants
notre avenir

Sudbury
201 Jogues Street
Sudbury ON P3C 5L7
705-677-0440
ocof.net

Sudbury Action Centre for Youth

Sudbury
95 Pine Street
Sudbury ON P3C 1W9
705-673-4396
sacy.ca

Sudbury Better Beginnings Better Futures Association

Sudbury
450 Morin Street
Sudbury ON P3C 5H6
705-671-1941
betterbeginningssudbury.ca

Jericho Youth Services

Sutton West
20849 Dalton Road
PO Box 991
Sutton West ON L0E 1R0
905-722-5540
jerichoyouthservices.recdesk.com/community/home

BGC Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay
270 Windsor Street
Thunder Bay ON P7B 1V6
807-623-0354
tbayboysandgirlsclub.org

City of Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay
500 Donald Street East
Thunder Bay ON P7E 5V3
807 625-3220
thunderbay.ca/en/index.aspx

Multicultural Association of Northwestern Ontario

Thunder Bay
511 East Victoria Avenue
Thunder Bay ON P7C 1A8
807-622-4666
rmyc.info

Shkoday Abinojiiwak Obimiwedoon

Thunder Bay
1610 John Street Road
Thunder Bay ON P7G 1J9
807-768-2342  
shkoday.com

Albion Neighbourhood Services

Toronto
21 Panorama Court, Suite 14
Toronto ON M9V 4E3
416-740-3704
albionneighbourhoodservices.ca

BGC St. Alban's Club

Toronto
843 Palmerston Avenue
Toronto ON M6G 2R8
416-534-8461
stalbansclub.ca

Braeburn Neighbourhood Place Incorporated

Toronto
75 Tandridge Crescent, Suite 108
Toronto ON M9W 2N9
705-745-3113
braeburn.bgccan.com

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

Toronto
973 Lansdowne Avenue
Toronto ON M6H 3Z5
416-792-8941
conccommunity.org

City of Toronto

Toronto
100 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M5H 2N2
416-396-7378
toronto.ca

CultureLink Settlement Services and Community Services

Toronto
2340 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
Toronto ON M6P 4A9
416-588-6288
culturelink.ca

Delta Family Resource Centre

Toronto
2291 Kipling Avenue #123
Toronto ON M9W 4L6
416-747-1172
dfrc.ca

BGC Dovercourt Club

Toronto
180 Westmoreland Avenue
Toronto ON M6H 3A2
416-536-4102
dovercourtkids.com

Heritage Skills Development Centre

Toronto
400 McCowan Road
Ground Floor
Toronto ON M1J 1J5
416-345-1613
hsdconline.org

Macaulay Child Development Centre

Toronto
2010 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 400
Toronto ON M6E 2K3
416-789-7441
macaulaycentre.org

Moorelands Community Services

Toronto
501-250 Merton Street
Toronto ON M4S 1B1
416-466-9987
moorelands.ca

North York Community House

Toronto
700 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 350
Toronto ON M6A 3B4
416-784-0920
nych.ca

San Romanoway Revitalization Association

Toronto
10 San Romanoway
North Wing
Toronto ON M3N 2Y2
416-739-7949
srra.ca

St. James Town Family Literacy Services (Community Matters Toronto)

Toronto
260 Wellesley Street East, Unit 102
Toronto ON M4X 1G6
416-944-9697
communitymatterstoronto.org

Success Beyond Limits

Toronto
755 Oakdale Road
Toronto ON M3N 1W7
416-395-3320
successbl.com

The Neighbourhood Group

Toronto
349 Ontario Street
Toronto ON M5A 2V8
416-925-4363
theneighbourhoodgroup.org

The St. Christopher House (West Neighbourhood House)

Toronto
248 Ossington Avenue
Toronto ON M6J 3A2
416-532-4828
westnh.org

Toronto Foundation for Student Success

Toronto
2 Trethewey Drive
4th Floor
Toronto ON M6M 4A8
416-394-6880
tfss.ca

BGC Toronto Kiwanis

Toronto
101 Spruce Street
Toronto ON M4A 2J3
416-925-2243
bgctk.org

YMCA of Greater Toronto

Toronto
2200 Yonge Street, Unit 300
Toronto ON M4S 2C6
416-928-9622
ymcagta.org/youth-programs

Learning Disabilities of Toronto

Toronto
121 Willowdale Ave, Suite 203
Toronto ON M2N 6A3
416-229-1680
ldatd.on.ca

Webequie First Nation

Webequie
PO Box 268
Webequie ON P0T 3A0
807-353-6531
webequie.ca

Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara

Welland
810 East Main Street
Welland ON L3B 3Y4
905-734-1141
cschn.ca/english

City of Windsor

Windsor
350 City Hall Square West
Windsor ON N9A 6S1
519 255-6100
citywindsor.ca/Pages/Home.aspx

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

Windsor
500 Victoria Avenue
Windsor ON N9A 4M8
519-258-9622
ymcaswo.ca