Preschool and children and youth programs

Free Family Fun Drop–in

This free program allows parents and children to interact and play with one another in a preschool setting. Socialize with other parents and tots; make use of our toys, story books, puzzles, and more.

For ages 1 month to 6 years. Caregivers are responsible for supervising their children.

West End Community Centre

  • Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for 10 weeks starting October 5
  • Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for 10 weeks starting January 11

Victoria Road Recreation Centre

  • Mondays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for 10 weeks starting October 8 (cancelled October 8)
  • Mondays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for 10 weeks starting January 14 (cancelled February 18)

Home Alone Safety Training (9–12 years)

This course has been developed by first aid, safety and aquatics experts! This is a comprehensive program for children who are either too young to babysit or who may not be interested in being babysat. This program is current, fun and effective. Digital technologies and a variety of interactive facilitation tools will teach kids about home safety.

Topics include street smarts, people safety, staying home alone safely, accidents and home alone readiness plans.

One 7-hour session: $67.30

West End Community Centre

  • Friday September 28, 9 a.m. (Code 214738)
  • Friday November 2, 9 a.m. (Code 214774)
  • Friday November 30, 9 a.m. (Code 214775)
  • Friday February 1, 9 a.m. (Code 217335)

Victoria Road Recreation Centre

  • Friday September 28, 9 a.m. (Code 214739)
  • Friday November 2, 9 a.m. (Code 214773)
  • Friday November 30, 9 a.m. (Code 214776)
  • Friday February 1, 9 a.m. (Code 217336)

NEW: R.E.A.C.H (Resource, Employment and Certification Hub) – Ages 14 to 17 years

Get set for a week of employment training and skills development to get you job ready. You will receive Emergency First Aid, High Five Training and the Safe Food Handler Certificate, plus end the week with a networking night where you will connect with local employers and show them how you can put your skills to work.

  • Victoria Road Recreation Centre
  • Monday to Friday, March 11 to 15
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Fee: $199 (Code: 218100)

For more information

Refer to the Community Guide. You’ll find more programs for preschoolers, children and youth listed there.