For many Canadian families, summer includes activities such as boating and swimming. But each year, tragic and avoidable water-related fatalities occur across the country. A Canadian Red Cross report examining these fatalities over 10 years revealed many common factors: Continue reading
Ever wonder how some of the management staff got their start in the working world?
Some of us discovered our love of working with children early – by working part time in after school, recreation and camp programs. Meanwhile, some of us had a career path that was, shall we say, a little less direct! Continue reading
“Children who bully are learning to use power and aggression to control and distress others.”*
“Children who are victimized become increasingly powerless and find themselves trapped in relationships in which they are being abused.”* Continue reading
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.