Profile: Triple Balance

Triple Balance is a day camp with two facilities: Blessed Mother Teresa in the east, and St. Basil in the west. The organization is managed by Bryan Cando, and the camp focuses on sports, leadership, and people coming together to build lasting friendships. There is no such thing as ‘strangers’ […]

Profile: The Education Academy

The Education Academy (T.E.A.) at St. Aidan began as a volunteer-based program in 2008. Their main focus was, and still is to build the character of children. This year’s primary focus is French,  since Canada is a bilingual country. The program has grown each year by word of mouth alone, with no […]

PROFILE: Boys and Girls Club of West Scarborough

The Boys and Girls Club of West Scarborough began in 1956 as a boys-only program, later extending to include girls. In addition to summer programs for 6-8 year-old children at Mary Ward and Immaculate Heart of Mary, the organization also provides youth programs at the West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre, including […]

PROFILE: Urban Arts

The Urban Arts summer program has been running for over five years, with Focus on Youth leaders working with them for most of those. The mission statement of the program is “Engaging youth through the arts.” The regular schedule consists of improv and comedy workshops on Mondays, dance workshops on Tuesdays, music workshops […]

PROFILE: Under the Rainbow

Under the Rainbow began  eight years ago as a before and after school program. Today, it is a summer camp for children ages 5-8, running from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. They have a small group of less than ten participants per week, attending at an affordable cost. This is the […]