Our staff team is committing to writing and posting articles that we hope will be of interest to parents, community members and people who use our services. We are a group of people who are incredibly dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, youth and families in the City of Toronto. We have a wealth of information and ideas to share and we realized that our newsletters and emails home are not always the best place to tackle the “bigger” topics, or to relay news that doesn’t necessarily fall into the category of “program updates.” The blog will be a central place for us to share some of the things that we have learned along the way about a wide variety of topics, including:
- Fun games, crafts and activities that you can do with your kids at home
- Safety issues including water and swim safety
- Transitioning kids from home into a childcare program
- High school years, homework and applying for post-secondary education
We’ll do our best to address issues of all four of the communities that we run programs in:
- St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club Founding Clubhouse – Bathurst/Dupont
- Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Clubs
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Weston-Mount Dennis
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Lawrence Heights
If you have an idea for an article, or a topic you would like addressed, please feel free to email us. We’d love your feedback.
Parents sing praises about the preschool and the preschool staff all the time – just read our testimonials page! So for this blog post, we spoke to Foss, one of the amazing staff who run the preschool program.
- Your name and position/title.
My name is Foss and I am the Head Teacher in the Senior Preschool Room.
Just one of the smiling faces in preschool!
- What is your long-term career goal?
I am currently in the process of registering for school to be a Resource Consultant for Children with Special Needs
- What programs do you run/help run?
I run the Senior Preschool room and I help with all of the other preschool rooms. I also am the the supervisor with staff schedules.
- How long have you worked for St. Alban’s?
I have worked at St. Alban’s for about 10 years now!
- What are your favourite activities to do with the children?
I love to do science with the preschool children because I get to explore different elements and how they react to one another, and show the children how exciting science can be.
- What is your favourite part about the job?
I love watching the children grow and develop over their time spent here at St. Alban’s!
Thank you Foss for all your hard work and dedication over the last 10 years – the children of St. Alban’s preschool really appreciate it!
By Anja Moore-Heighington
Communications and Resource Development Coordinator
Here at St. Alban’s, we offer programs for children from ages 0 to 19, and this means that we have a lot of alumni who have grown up with St. Alban’s throughout their whole childhood! To showcase some of the amazing people who have been involved here at St. Alban’s,we are interviewing some alumni.
For this interview, I talked to Michael De Giorgio. Continue reading
By Fabian Salgado
Aquatic Program Coordinator
For many Canadian families, summer includes activities such as boating and swimming. But each year, tragic and avoidable water-related fatalities occur across Canada. A Canadian Red Cross report examining these fatalities over 10 years revealed many common factors: Continue reading
By Yazmin Dee Bayram
Summer 2017 Staff
This summer we have some new faces joining our staff team! And just like the kids, they are all really excited about summer camp this year.
Don’t just take my word for it! Here is Yazmin sharing her excitement for this year’s Summer Camp.
–Ikram Kabadeh, Children’s Program Coordinator
By Anja Moore-Heighington
Communications & Resource Coordinator
Summer break is just around the corner! We are winding down here at St. Alban’s with only 2 weeks left of school, but we are also gearing up for Summer Camp 2017! Spots are still available in our Sports and Variety Camps throughout the summer and there’s still time to register. Visit the Summer Camp webpage for more information and to register easily online! Continue reading
By Karen, Debbie and the Preschool Team
We asked some of the preschool children some questions, and they had some pretty great answers for us! Here are some of our favourite answers from some of the children! Continue reading
Children’s Program Coordinator
Now that the weather is finally getting nice out, are you looking so something fun to do with the kids? Why not try some of these activities? Continue reading
By Damali, Shanniah and La-shae
This blog showcases why youth love being involved in our Youth Programs! These three girls participate in the Youth Program run by the Boys and Girls Club of Weston-Mount Dennis (one of our communities) at York Humber High School. Continue reading
By Michelle Clarke
Creative Arts Coordinator
Yay – Spring is on its way! But since the weather is still a bit unpredictable, here are some fun Easter & Passover themed crafts that you can do with your kids over the next few weeks if it’s rainy or you’d just rather stay inside 🙂 Continue reading
By Anja Moore-Heighington
Communication and Resource Development Coordinator
Here at St. Alban’s, we offer programs for children from ages 0 to 19, and this means that we have a lot of alumni who have grown up with St. Alban’s throughout their whole childhood! To showcase some of the amazing people who have been involved here at St. Alban’s, I have decided to reach out and interview a few alumni and feature them here on the blog. This is the first of a few “Where are they now?” blogs that will be published throughout this year, so look out for the next one coming this summer! Continue reading