PROFILE: Urban Arts Camp

 

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In the early 2000’s, a group of people who lived in the Weston- Mount Dennis community had a love for the arts and wanted to put on plays and performances within the community. Unable to secure funding for their endeavours, the group took it upon themselves to teach children the importance of arts and the freedom of expression that comes along with them. Urban Arts was founded shortly thereafter, “engaging youth through the arts”!

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Teaching the kids different games they can play with their friends!
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Playing some Huckle Buckle!

Today, the Urban Arts organization has blossomed. A not-for-profit operation out of the Weston – Mount Dennis neighbourhood. They offer a series of programs such as music, dance, visual arts and leadership. The organization services approximately 400 children throughout the year.

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Playing a fun game of ladders with the campers!
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They got super into it!

As a means to accomodate the children whom they do not get to work with throughout the year, they offer a summer program. This summer program – a condensed version of all the programs that the Urban Arts organization runs throughout the year – begins on July 2 and runs until August 15.

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The FOY staff working with Urban Arts! Shanice, Chelsea, Abiola, Veronica, Jan-Aura

SUMMARY

Organization: 

Urban Arts

Locations:

Chaminade College School

490 Queens Dr

Toronto, ON M6L 1M8

Dates/Times:

July 7 – August 15, 2014

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Contact Info:

Freddy

Beats.Mind.Movement Coordinator

freddy@urbanartstoronto.org

416-241-5124

Website: www.urbanartstoronto.org

PROFILE: Toronto Kiwanis Boys And Girls Club

 Visit their website.

The Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club (TKBGC) is a non-profit charitable organization that was founded in the 1900’s. Within their community, TKBGC’s goal is to provide needed resources, after school programs and at other times when youth are not in school, to help young people reach their potential.

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TKBGC offer many other programs throughout the year such as; leadership development and employment preparation, the Safe Walk Home program and various evening youth programs.

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The TKBGC is created to be an inclusive, receptive atmosphere for all children who attend this organizations programs. The Club focuses on enabling young people to develop life skills and values essential to becoming healthy contributing individuals within the community.

Take a look at TKBGC at the park! 

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Here is one of TKBGC’s awesome FOY staff, Rica!

Summary

Organization: 

Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club

Locations:

TP Loblaw at St. Mary’s Catholic School
Club Site
20 Portugal Sq.,
Toronto, ON
M6J 3P2

Dates/Times:

Contact Info:

Louise Ross
Coordinator, Children’s Services
lross@believeinkids.ca 
416-925-2243 ext. 24

Website: www.believeinkids.ca

PROFILE: Central Neighbourhood House

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The Central Neighbourhood House (CNH) is an organization which provides programing for children in the St. James Town West Park and Region Park communities. They offer several programs such as arts and crafts, sports, drama, science and dance.

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CNH was founded in 1911. CNH is the second oldest settlement agency in Toronto! CNH was created because a need was seen in the community for new comers ages 0 – 99. Other programs that CNH offer are: Women’s Club, Stroke Survivor’s Club, Vunerable Senior’s Program and Children & Youth Programs!

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At their summer camps, CNH offers various field trips for their campers. These field trips allow their campers to do new, exciting and adventurous activities that some kids would not normally get the chance to do. Some field trips that they go on include, Canada’s Wonderland, Wild Water Kingdom and going to the Toronto Zoo.

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The AMAZING FOY staff working at CNH; Kaitlin, Sheldon and Rafayet.

SUMMARY

Organization: 

Central Neighbourhood House

Locations:

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
444 Sherbourne Street
Toronto, ON
M4X 1K2

Dates/Times:

July 2nd to August 22nd, 2014
Monday to Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact Info:

Chantel Guthrie
Camp Coordinator
cguthrie@cnh.on.ca
416-797-5043

Website: www.cnh.oh.ca

 

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