Is Your Family Ready for Summer? Swim and Water Safety Facts and Tips

Fabianby Fabian Salgado
Aquatic Manager

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

My First Job: The Management Staff Talk about First Job Experiences

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

Pink Shirt Day is Coming Up: How Parents Can Help Stop Bullying Behaviour

psd4by Shawn Burgess
Community Director, Weston-Mount Dennis and Lawrence Heights

“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

Welcome to the St. Alban’s Blog

staffOur 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:

  • Bullying
  • 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.