PROFILE: Eastview Boys and Girls Club

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Campers singing along to “repeat after me songs” for morning warm up

Mission statement: East Toronto Family Community Centre is committed to improving the quality of life for residents primarily in the area bounded by Greenwood, Broadview, Danforth and Queen Streets. To this end, Eastview mobilizes resources from a variety of public, private and community partners.

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Sports camp excited to play a good ol’ game of soccer

Eastview has built a strong connection with the community for over 40 years. This summer camp program offers youth engagement in arts and sports. This centre offers a wide variety of recreational activities for children aged 6-12 years old.

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Arts Camp focusing on their interior design projects

Through Eastview’s summer camp program, youth in their community have a safe and welcoming environment to participate in recreational activities, meet new friends, and learn to grow as tomorrow’s leaders. A daily routine includes, among many activities, team building games and projects, repeat after me songs, art activities, and sports. All activities are designed to help engage campers of all ages.

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FOY Staff: Jonelle Calder, Jackulin Anton, Chamathka Kapugama, Sarah Daniel

 

SUMMARY:

Organization: Boys and Girls Club of Toronto

Location: 86 Blake Street, Toronto, ON M4J 3C9

Dates/Times: July 4 – August 22, 9AM-4PM

Website: http://www.bgcgt.com/our-clubs/eastview-boys-and-girls-club

Contact Info: 
Tel: (416) 392-1750
Fax: (416) 392-1175
contact@eastviewcentre.com

 

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PROFILE: Triple Balance Community Services

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Campers getting ready to play Superhero

Triple Balance Community Services has been part of the TCDSB’s Focus on Youth program for 3 years. Their summer camp’s mission is to provide an affordable, fun and fulfilling program to connect families and youth to recreational activities.

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Triple Balance campers dodging balls like pros while playing Duck Hunters

The summer camp program is designed for recreational purposes such as arts, sports and leadership activities. Their week’s schedule also include group excursions to educational and fun sites such as the Ripley’s Aquarium and the Ontario Science Centre.

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Young artists creating masterpieces with Perler Beads

With the help of Focus on Youth’s staff, Triple Balance’s summer camp has helped expand its program to more participants, providing a safe setting for youth helping students enjoy their summers.

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Focus on Youth staff: Zackery Peroune, Julian Marincola, Miranda Abis, Caseyann Goore

SUMMARY:

Organization: Triple Balance Community Services

Location: 20 Starview Lane
North York, ON, M9M 3B2

Dates/Times: July 2 – August 8, Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM

Website: http://www.triplebalance.ca
Also follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/485541801568100/

Contact Info: Bryan Cando
Tel: (416)-319-5154
Email: bryancando@hotmail.com

 

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PROFILE: Toronto Fire Services

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Hung Le capturing the Honda Indy event

Toronto Fire Services provides the city of Toronto with reliable and effective emergency response, as well as fire prevention and emergency services and resources. Their duty is to protect and prevent the danger of fire hazards of those who live in, work in and visit Toronto.

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Firefighter Dave dragging 175 lb Rescue Randy to the finish line

Some of the services they provide are fire Prevention, Detection and Escape.  Toronto Fire Services hold special events such as Fire Prevention Week, and make appearances at local events such as the Honda Indy Races.

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FOY staff, Hung Le, posing for the camera with Officer Ron Barrow and co-op student, Hani Dawood

Focus on Youth’s partnership with the Toronto Fire Services allow staff to have experience in this workforce. Their assigned job is to document and record daily training and special events. The Focus on  Youth staff are part of the Toronto Fire Services’ media team. They take photos and videos of the fire-fighters in action, as well as document footage in special events.

 

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Focus on Youth staff: Hung Le

 

SUMMARY:

Organization: Toronto Fire Services

Website: http://www.toronto.ca/fire/

Location: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=48ff3840456e1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Contact Info: Toronto Fire Services Headquarters
4330 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M3H 5R9

 

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Profile: Custodial Position (Chaminade College School)

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Kingsley organizing a custodial storage room

Kingsley Bonsu works with Focus on Youth this summer as a custodian at Chaminade College School. His daily routine consists of cleaning litter on the school’s property, move around furniture for the upcoming school year, and maintain the building for all summer camp and summer school programs.

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Kingsley wiping down the display case for students to see Chaminade’s trophies

Kingsley stated his favourite part of his job is having the opportunity to experience life in the workplace so that he is able to learn from his mistakes in the future. Working as a Focus on Youth employee helps build on his leadership skills and practice.

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Kingsley moving desks and chairs for classrooms to be waxed and cleaned

From working as a custodian, Kingsley was enthusiastic to share that he has learned many lessons from his supervisors and his time in the workplace. He is now proud to say his time management skills, ability to multitask and organization skills are all progressing.

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Focus on Youth Promo #3

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By Adrian Camara and Khris Persaud

Focus on Youth Promo #2

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By Zoe Melo and Keenon Peterson