PROFILE: Basketball World Toronto

Basketball World Toronto was founded by Michael Reio, an N.C.C.P. trained coach and certified T.A.B.O. basketball official, to provide a higher quality basketball program in Toronto by taking a more authentic and professional approach to the way they develop and manage their programs. Operating since 2006, BWT is now the largest provider of basketball programs and services... Continue Reading →

PROFILE: Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club

The Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, a.k.a. "The Club that Beats the Streets", is a fun-filled program that not only offers kids the chance to get involved during the summer through their amazing summer camps, but also throughout the year with their after school and weekend programming. First opening their doors to young boys and girls... Continue Reading →

PROFILE: Recruit Access Youth Sports

The Recruit Access Youth Sports (R.A.Y.S) summer camp is a non-profit organization founded by Jason Weatherup on March of 2007. His goal was to open up an affordable camp for youth and children to keep them off the street. The camp focuses on sports and arts (dancing & acting) for boys and girls ages 4-13... Continue Reading →

PROFILE: Centre for Spanish Speaking People

     The Centre for Spanish Speaking People organization is a camp for kids from 7 to 13 years. The camp's mission is "to respond to the various needs of the Spanish speaking community, particularly newcomers". The campers' high level of energy  along with the friendly staff create an amazing atmosphere for these kids to spend their... Continue Reading →

PROFILE: Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs is a camp that has been running since 1921. The camp's dedication for helping enhance the lives of children and youth from 1921 until now is amazing. Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs offers 4 different camps depending on the age group. The first camp is Camp Stars for children... Continue Reading →

PROFILE: Urban Arts

Supported by the Ontario Arts Council and The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Urban Arts was founded in the early 2000’s by a group of people who loved art, drama, and performing in the Weston-Mount Dennis community. Their goal was to engage the youth about the importance of arts, and expressing themselves as a person. As their... Continue Reading →

PROFILE: Triple Balance Community Services

  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. The summer camp program is designed for recreational purposes such as arts, sports and leadership activities. Their week's... Continue Reading →

Special Event: Celebration of Success 2013

Celebration of Success 2013 After a long six weeks, Focus on Youth’s 2013 summer program came to an end. To mark the occasion, staff and counselors were invited to a special Celebration of Success at the University of Toronto's Hart House. Stefan Brum and Christina Martin served as the evening's MCs, keeping things light. The... Continue Reading →

Special Event: Caribana Launch

  This year marked the 46th annual Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival in Toronto, formerly know as Caribana. The kick-off event was hosted by the Toronto Police Services on Thursday, July 25th. The Service has had a float in the parade since 1991, and this year the theme was "Diversity in Motion." Hundreds of campers from the... Continue Reading →

Profile: Recognize For Real

Recognize for Real is a youth organization that was founded in 2005. The program runs for 6 weeks and takes place at Monsignor Fraser and serves the surrounding community that is classified as a high-risk neighborhood. The program focuses on making positive strides in the community  through leadership and sport initiatives, as well as encouraging... Continue Reading →

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