Youth Centres

Upcoming events

Download the latest edition of YouthBeat (pdf, 296 kB) for more events and information! Like the Oakville Youth Facebook page to keep connected!

Tune Up Tryouts! – April 17

Calling tomorrow’s superstars! Think you can sing? Got a great band that just needs an audience? Audition for Tune Up music night—THE Oakville youth event of 2014!

New this year, you can audition by posting an audio or video demo to our Oakville Youth Facebook page.

Live Tune Up auditions (for bands and performers ages 13 to19) will be held on April 17 at the QEPCCC Black Box Theatre at 7-10 p.m. If you are interested in a live audition, please email bronteyouth@oakville.ca.

Earth Day Clean Up – April 24

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

Youth Week 2014 – May 1-7

Get your Passport to Awesome (pdf, 1.6 MB) for a full listing of exciting Oakville Youth Week activities! Collect stamps for participating in Youth Week events around Oakville for your chance to win great prizes. Copies are also available at all youth centres.

Open houses at all youth centres – May 1

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

Discover the Ridge @ Iroquois Ridge Community Centre – May 2

Join us from 7-10 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 7-10 p.m. for a dodgeball tournament with prizes, Cheap Eats BBQ (7-9 p.m.), and a youth swim (9-10 p.m.)! Register dodgeball teams of 6-8 players by email at oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca (ages 14-19 only).

Skateboard competition and Urban Art Design – May 3

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

Tune Up Music Night – May 3

Tune Up is part of Youth Week celebrations and will be held 7-10 p.m., at 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 1-4 p.m. for a Cheap Eats BBQ, carnival games, music and more!

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

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

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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