West Neighbourhood House is a social services agency that offers a variety of programs ranging from social assistance programs for adults, to camps and after school programs for children across Toronto. One of the many locations where West Neighbourhood House holds their summer day camps is in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. From various locations in the past to their current programs, West Neighbourhood House has been part of the lives and hearts of people of all ages and cultural backgrounds since 1912.
St. Francis of Assisi provides a full day program for eight weeks during the summer break for children 6 to 12 years of age. This program takes place in an integrated setting where children with different abilities come together to participate to their fullest potential. The camp includes a variety of social and recreational activities ranging from sports, arts & crafts, skill-based games, child-directed and activities as well as swimming. Regular visits to many community parks and Toronto attractions such as the Ontario Science Centre, C.N.E. and Harbourfront occur and are the highlights of the program.
During the day, the children were busy preparing to celebrate a special event in St. Francis of Assisi dubbed “International Day”. Each child had a role in helping for this event, whether it was through crafts, or through games. This day celebrates what makes us all special by appreciating different cultures around the world in a variety of ways unique to camps in West Neighbourhood house.
From crafts that display different countries, to games from around the world that kids like them play as well. Cultural exposure is a key value in West Neighbourhood house, where people of over 60 cultures and over 40 languages all call this organization home. These special events are all part of the day to day examples of the hard work the people of this organization put out in order to build a stronger and more inclusive community in order to raise the next generation of future leaders.
West Neighbourhood House
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
80 Clinton St, Toronto, ON M6G 2Y3
July 2 – August 23
8:30am – 4:30pm
6 – 12 years old
Tyheria (Site Director)
416-532-4828 ext. 124