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Child & Youth

Children in Classroom

After School Program

The Al Ritchie Community Association offers FREE after school drop-in care for children and youth ages 5-15 throughout the school year.

Our program offers:

-Daily Snacks

-Crafts

-Board Games

-Group Activites

-Community Outings 

-Video Games

-Outdoor Education 

& More!

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Monday-Friday (Excluding Summer & Holidays)
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Al Ritchie Community Association
2250 Lindsay Street

September 5th 2023- June 26th 2024

Ages: 5-15
Cost: Free
Registration: Drop-in or Email coordinator@alritchie.org

Youth Mentorship Program

The Al Ritchie Community Associations Youth Mentorship Program aims to engage children and youth in intentional, productive and unique opportunities while recognizing and enhancing their interests and strengths. This Program promotes positive outcomes for youth by providing exciting opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and giving the support that is needed to develop positive skills, interests and outlooks while reducing the potential for risky behavior.

Ends June 27th (Resumes in September)

Tuesday's & Thursday's
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Al Ritchie Community Association
2250 Lindsay Street

Ages: 8-15
Cost: Free
Registration: Drop-in or Email coordinator@alritchie.org

Field Trip
Sticky Dough Hands

Youth Cook & Eat
Brunch Edition!

Youth cook & eat is a community based cooking program that focuses on the development of cooking skills, food safety and nutritional literacy in children and youth ages 5-15.

In this 6 week program, youth will spend two hours each week learning to cook a delicious and nutritious brunch with our certified cooking instructor, then sit down to enjoy their creation with their peers! Pre-registration required, limited spaces available.

September 17 - October 22
Sunday's 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Al Ritchie Family Wellness Centre
2250 Lindsay Street

Ages: 7-12
Cost: $30
Registration: Email programs@alritchie.org

Dance & Free Movement Fundamentals

This foundational class explores movement, expression, musicality, posture, and stretch in a safe and welcoming environment. This teacher-led class will introduce concepts such as improvisations and visualization techniques and an introduction to classical ballet foundations. The benefits of dance can help build physical and emotional strength, stamina, balance, and range of motion.

No dance experience necessary!

Registration Required, Limited Spaces Available. 

September 14th-December 14th

Thursday 6:45 PM-7:30 PM
Al Ritchie Community Association
2250 Lindsay Street

Ages: 5-12
Cost: Free
Registration: Email Facilitator@alritchie.org

Young Dance Students
In Swimming Pool

Summer Jam

Summer Jam is an inclusive summer child care program that offers leader facilitated play and exploration opportunities that help foster life skills, creativity, imagination and physical activity, while having fun!

What to Expect:

-Daily Lunches and Snacks provided

-Weekly outings (ie. Swimming, Splash Park, Science Centre, Museum, Nature Hikes)

-Themed activities & special guests

-Engaging programming intentionally designed to support the needs of children and youth ages 5-15

- Quality care & leadership from an experienced staff

Returning July 2024

 

Registration: TBA

Learn to Skate

Are you new to the ice? Or have some experience skating but want to expand your skills? Come join the Al Ritchie learn to skate program where fundamental skill development is at the core in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. Built around three learning outcomes of balance, control and agility, this 6 week program will ensure success in developing the well-rounded skill development needed to take part in any ice sport or to skate recreationally. No skating experience is required, previous skating experience is welcomed! Skates and helmet rentals are available upon request. This class is delivered by nationally certified and trained coaches. Limited spaces available!

Session 1: 

October 12th 2023 - December 14th 2023
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Session 2: 

January 11th 2024- February 15th 2024
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Ages: 5-12
Cost: Free
Registration: Email Facilitator@alritchie.org

Ice Skating Together
Home School

Home Alone Course

The home alone course is designed to provide children 10 years of age and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied.

Date & Time TBA
Al Ritchie Community Association
2250 Lindsay Street

Ages: 10+
Cost:  $40/ one participant
             $75/ two participants
             $100/ three participants
Registration: TBA

Babysitting Course

Babysitting is a job with significant responsibility and the Babysitting Course helps prospective babysitters learn the skills they need.

This course is for youth aged 11 to 15 years old. It teaches the new babysitter the necessary skills to provide care to children in a variety of situations.

The course emphasizes safety rules, responding to emergencies, and developing leadership skills.

COURSE CONTENT
  • Becoming a babysitter

  • Basic first aid

  • Healthy meals

  • Safe play

  • Changing diapers

  • Bedtime routines

  • Handling emergencies

 

Participants will also learn skills for making correct decisions when dealing with behaviour, caring for a sick child, and what to ask before caring for a child with disabilities.

Date & Time TBA
Al Ritchie Community Association
2250 Lindsay Street

Ages: 11-15
Cost:  $40/ one participant
             $75/ two participants
             $100/ three participants
Registration: TBA

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