Want a sneak preview of next month's events and activities? Open the December edition of Youth Beat (pdf, 830 kB) now.
Youth Services Crew Meetings
We want to hear from YOU! Collect volunteer hours, have a voice about our youth centres and events within Youth Services. Snacks and drinks provided at all meetings. Pre-registration is preferred, but not mandatory. Join us from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
- November 29, 2014 at the BYC
- January 31, 2015 at the BYC
- February 28, 2015 at the BYC
Festivus - December 19
Join us for this awesome youth services tradition! All three centres will hold a special holiday dinner on December 19 at 7 p.m. RSVP at your local youth centre.
Holiday Hours begin December 20
Check the December issue of Youth Beat carefully for closures and extended hours during the holidays!
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.
NEW! Now, if you are 12 (after July 1) but turning 13 years old by the end of the calendar year, you can become a member at Bronte and Oakville Youth Centres! Drop in to learn more today.
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
- Video games
- Resume writing
- 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.
Students (ages 14+) receive a 35 per cent discount on most fitness membership types. Students must show proof of age and full-time student status. Visit the Fitness Centres page for more information.
For information on the Oakville Public Library Youth Programs visit the Oakville Public Library site.
YARD and YARD Plus
YARD is Youth in Active Recreational Development, a 12-week program for youth with special needs (ages 13-21). There will be weekly supervised programs and activities every Tuesday. This program is developed to assist youth with special needs in a positive and safe recreational setting.
YARD Plus (ages 13-21) is just like your favorite Y.A.R.D. program, but it also includes swimming and indoor/outdoor active games every Saturday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-582-3592 for more information.
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