Youth Centres

Download the latest edition of YouthBeat (pdf, 296 kB) for more events and information! Download the May edition of YouthBeat (pdf, 430 kB) for a sneak peek at upcoming events, including Youth Week. Like the Oakville Youth Facebook page to keep connected!


2014 Youth Week logoYouth Week 2014 – May 1-7

Get your Passport to Awesome (pdf, 1.6 MB) for a full listing of exciting Oakville Youth Week activities! Copies are available at all youth and community centres.

Collect stamps for participating in Youth Week events around Oakville for your chance to win great prizes. Get at least five and you can enter the Grand Prize draw for a  $300 gift card! The winner will be announced on our Oakville Youth Facebook page.

Attend events with an * for your chance to win a $50 gift card for Oakville Place!

Activities are intended for ages 13-19 (and grades 6-10 at QEPCCC), unless specified.

Open houses at all youth centres – May 1

Join us from 4 to 6 p.m. to see what our youth centres have to offer! Parents welcome.

Discover the Ridge – May 2*

Join us at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre from 7 to 10 p.m. for gym games; crafts in the Youth Lounge; a visiting cartoonist (7-8:30 p.m.); Cheap Eats BBQ (7-9 p.m.); and Beach Party youth swim (9-10 p.m.).

Glen Abbey Community Centre youth events – May 2*

Join us at Glen Abbey Community Centre from 7 to 10 p.m. for a dodgeball tournament with prizes (ages 14-19 only); Cheap Eats BBQ (7-9 p.m.); and a youth swim (9-10 p.m.). Send an email to oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca to register dodgeball teams of 6-8 players.

Skateboard competition and Urban Art Design – May 3

Kinoak Indoor Skateboard Park youth events start at noon. Join us for a skateboard competition (safety equipment required) and — calling all graffiti artists — Urban Art Design workshop!

Tournament Night at QEP Youth Centre – May 3*

Join us from 6 to 9 p.m. for fun and games!

Tune Up Music Night – May 3*

Tune Up is part of Youth Week celebrations and will be held 7-10 p.m. in the QEPCCC Black Box Theatre. See and hear amazing local bands and singers! Free to get in with your Youth Week Passport, or $6 per person. All welcome!

Youth Fair at QEP Youth Centre – May 4*

Join us from 1 to 4 p.m. for a Cheap Eats BBQ, carnival games, music and more!

Drop-in Basketball at Glen Abbey Community Centre – May 5

Ages 11-14 play from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and ages 15-19 play from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Youth Artz at all youth centres – May 5

Join us at Bronte, Oakville and QEPCCC youth centres for free art activities from 4 to 8 p.m.

Skateboarding – May 6

Join us at Iroquois Ridge, Glen Abbey and Shell Park from 4 to 6 p.m. for outdoor skateboarding.

Outdoor activities – May 6

Join us for outdoor activities at Bronte and QEPCCC youth centres from 4 to 6 p.m.

Youth Week Wrap-up Parties at all Youth Centres – May 7

Join us from 4 to 8 p.m. Don’t forget your stamped passport!


Other upcoming events


Earth Day Clean Up – April 24

Come out to the Oakville Youth Centre to clean up the surrounding community and earn volunteer hours!

Anime Club - Wednesdays, starting May 14

Register for this FREE program at Oakville Youth Centre to discuss and interpret all your favorite aspects of the Anime World. Watch movies, play the games and even learn some tricks and tips on how to draw your own anime characters.

Youth Diversity Workshop - May 14

Workshop starts at 5 p.m. at Bronte Youth Centre. Email bronteyouth@oakville.ca for more information.

Victoria Day Weekend - May 17-19

Please note that QEPCCC Youth Centre will be closed all weekend, May 17-19). Bronte and Oakville youth centres will be closed Monday, May 19.

Community Clean Up - May 22

Earn hours helping to clean up the community around Oakville Youth Centre and enjoy a treat at the end!


Programs and services

The Town of Oakville offers several programs, training and volunteer opportunities for youth ages 13 to 19. We also operate three youth centres. Youth in Grades 6-10 are welcome at QEPCCC.

The Town of Oakville’s youth centres are positive, comfortable and safe places for youth to hang out – and they're free! Each centre offers:

  • Homework help
  • Computers
  • Video games
  • Resume writing
  • Internet
  • Movie nights
  • Job searching
  • On-site library
  • Opportunities to earn volunteer hours

Centre staff can also provide youth with referrals to other agencies. Please see below for a list of community resources.

Check out the Town of Oakville’s registered programs for youth in the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide or on iris, the online registration system.

For information on the Oakville Public Library Youth Programs visit the Oakville Public Library site.

Youth Gaming Party rentals available!

Bronte Youth Centre is the place to celebrate! Book a two-hour Youth Gaming Party (ages 10+) for 10 guests on Saturday or Sunday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for just $191. Email bronteyouth@oakville.ca or call 905-582-3592 for more information.


Community resources

Following are some key phone numbers and links to organizations that offer support services in a variety of areas. Download the complete Youth Services list (pdf, 343 kB) from Halton Region.

Danielle's Place (Eating Disorder Support and Resource Centre) – 1-866-277-9959
Drug and Alcohol Helpline – 1-800-565-8603
Halton Family Services – 905-845-3811
Halton Region Pregnancy Support – Dial 311 or 1-866-442-5866
Halton Women's Place – 905-332-7892
Kids Help Phone (24 hours) – 1-800-668-6868
Legal Aid – 1-800-668-8258
Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans Youth Line – 1-800-268-9688
Oakville Distress Centre – 905-849-4541
Ontario Works (help with cost of living) – Dial 311 or 1-866-442-5866
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) – 905-878-9785
SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services of Halton) 24 hour help line – 905-875-1555
Sexual Health Clinics, including Health @ 232 in Oakville – 905-825-6000, ext. 6065
Volunteer Halton – 905-878-0955

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