Youth Centres

Oakville Youth Survey - we want to hear from you!

Share how you connect with the community; what activities, programs and events you want to see, and more! Complete the youth survey today to be entered into a draw to win a $100 gift certificate to a local store of your choice. Draw will be held on October 15, 2014.

Open the latest edition of YouthBeat, the Youth Services newsletter, in a new window (pdf, 233 kB).For more events and information, download the latest edition of YouthBeat (pdf, 745 kB).

Like the Oakville Youth Facebook page to stay connected!

Upcoming events


Back to School Party at the BYC - September 2

Start the school year with snacks, games and lots of fun!

Back to School Party at the OYC - September 3

Start the school year with treats, games and lots of fun!

New Contest at QEPCCC Youth Centre - Starts September 8

Participate in any five activities between September 8 and 29 to receive a water bottle FULL of candy! Stop by and ask a staff member for details.

Welcome back to the YARD - September 9

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 . Support Workers are Welcome!!! Check availability and register online today!

Resume Building and Job Searching - September 23

Join us to learn more about resources and learn some helpful tips that will get you the job!

Youth Services Crew meeting - September 27

We want to hear from you! Earn volunteer hours and have a voice about our youth centres and Youth Services events. Snacks and drinks provided at all meetings. Our first meeting starts at 3:30 p.m. on September 27 at the BYC. See you there!


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 but turning 13 years old by the end of the calendar year (after July 1), 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
  • 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.

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.

Support Workers are Welcome!!! Check availability and register online today!

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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