Download the latest edition of YouthBeat (pdf, 609 kB) for more events and information!
Y.A.R.D. Youth in Active Recreational Development – Tuesdays at OYC
Youth in Active Recreational Development is a pre-registered 12-week program for youth with special needs (ages 13-21) in a safe recreational setting. Join us every Tuesday night, 5-8 p.m., for supervised programs and activities. Support workers are welcome! For more information, view/download the program brochure (pdf, 296 kB).
Y.A.R.D. Plus – Saturdays at QEPCCC
Just like your favorite Y.A.R.D. program, with a kick! Y.A.R.D Plus also includes swimming and indoor/outdoor active games every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a pre-registered program for youth ages 13-21 who have special needs. Support workers are welcome! For more information, view/download the program brochure (pdf, 296 kB).
LINKS: Youth Giving Back to the Community - Throughout November and December
The BYC's Holiday Ornament Project is starting this month. Help decorate ornaments that will be donated to a local seniors residence or agency in the community in December. View/download the November edition of YouthBeat and look for the "links" in our calendar.
Youth Bound @ The Ridge - Starts November 4
Join us at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre for this FREE after school program on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. Participants (ages 13-19) will have scheduled access to the facilities; physical activities; health snacks and nutrition information; wellness and personal health information; homework help; and workshops. Sign in and check it out! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Festivus Holiday Party and Dinner - December 20
Starts at 7 p.m. at BYC and QEPCCC youth centres. OYC is closed.
Youth Centres closed - December 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2013
Check out the December edition of YouthBeat for extended holiday hours!
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
- 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.
For information on the Oakville Public Library Youth Programs visit the Oakville Public Library site.
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