Summer Camp?

We hope you are all well and keeping safe. We are sure many of you have heard the announcement from the Provincial Government yesterday that summer day camps may be allowed to operate this summer with strict safety protocols in place. We are sure there are many excited children (and likely parents too) in your home thinking about camp. When the government announces if summer day camps can open and determines the operating protocols to do so, we will be in a better spot to say when and if we can meet the expectations.

While we don’t yet know for sure if summer camp will run at Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club, we do know that if our programs are open, they will look a lot different than they have in the past. Lower participant numbers, fewer locations, fewer activities where groups interact, face masks for staff and children, screening welcome procedures, virtual programs, fewer weeks of camp, shorter camp days, increased cleaning and hygiene routines will all be realistic options when our programs run again.

We hope to have decisions made in the coming weeks. For now, stay safe and we hope to be together again for summer camp 2020! Stay tuned. We will be in touch.

Toronto Community Housing Scholarship

Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program​


Who is Eligible?

High school students and/or high school graduates involved in anti-racism, diversity and/or building safe and healthy communities, AND those who can answer yes to all of the following:

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • 29 years old or younger as of May 31, 2020
  • Not a previous recipient of an IIOD Scholarship
  • Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) tenant or person living in the Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC) catchment area (Lake Ontario to the south, Bloor Street to the north, Yonge Street to the east, and Lansdowne Avenue to the west) 
  • Currently studying or planning to attend a recognized Canadian postsecondary education or training school (i.e., college, university, career academy or apprenticeship) in the upcoming academic year
  • Able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance

Reminder: Applications are now open to students up to the age of 29  entering any year of study as long as they have not received an IIOD Scholarship in the past.

You can find the application here –

If there are any issues with retrieving documents pertaining to application or sending it in, please reach out to us for further details

Get a temporary digital Toronto Public Library card

Torontonians who don’t have a Toronto Public Library card can now access OverDrive, our largest collection of ebooks and audiobooks, with the new Instant Digital Card. This temporary card is available to people age 13 and older with a Toronto cell phone that can receive texts. New customers can enjoy this access until September 1, 2020.


  • Our campaign code: TPL2020
  • A cell phone, with a Toronto area code (416, 647 or 437), that can receive text messages
  • Either a computer with an internet connection, OR
  • A smartphone or tablet with one of OverDrive’s ereading apps:
    • Libby (most customers)  
    • OverDrive (customers who use screen reader software)

For more information and how to register, visit the Toronto Public Library website.