Youth Services

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Oakville is gradually reopening facilities and introducing modified programs.

Not all facilities or amenities are available at this time. If you don’t see your favourite program now, check back regularly. Activities are being added as safety measures can be put in place. Visit our Programs FAQs page for more information.

Fall programs

Pre-book your youth drop-ins, including some free offerings, now!

The Town of Oakville is pleased to present the following pre-registered drop-in opportunities for youth to have fun and get active together in a safe and welcoming environment.

Check availability and register at Active Oakville. Payments will not be taken on site and pre-registration is required to participate.

Please note: Skate and helmet rentals are not available at this time.

Mondays

Starts November 2

  • 3-4:20 p.m. – FREE Youth Public Skate at Trafalgar Park Community Centre
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. – FREE Youth Public Skate at River Oaks Community Centre

Wednesdays

Starts November 4

  • 3:15-4:30 p.m. – Youth Only Fitness Centre Access at Iroquiois Ridge Community Centre
    Please note: Youth must pay the single visit fee or have a fitness membership* to access the fitness centre.
  • 8:30-9:15 p.m. – FREE Youth Leisure Swim at Glen Abbey Community Centre

Fridays

Starts November 6

  • 3-4:30 p.m. – FREE Youth Public Skate at Glen Abbey Community Centre
  • 4-5:30 p.m. – FREE Youth Public Skate at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

Sundays

November 22 and December 6 only

  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. – FREE Youth Leisure Swim at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

*Monthly memberships are available. Call 905-815-2000 for details. Students (ages 14+) receive a 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.

Registration is now open!

The town has introduced Programs Oakville, a new web application that offers a more convenient and user-friendly program search tool for registration.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many youth are experiencing changes to their usual school routines. For most students, school now involves an independent virtual learning component.

Youth requiring additional support with navigating virtual learning are encouraged to contact oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca .

To further support youth during this time, community service providers are working together to offer FREE youth study spaces with access to Wi-Fi and computers (please bring your own headphones).

Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked. Attendees will need to complete a health screening questionnaire and wear a mask.

Kerr Street Mission Study Space at 485 Kerr Street

  • Available Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for ages 10-17 (Junior High and High School).
  • Tutors can be available free of charge, please inquire upon booking.
  • Email youthprogram@kerrstreet.com or call 905 845-7485 to book your spot.

Peter Gilgan YMCA Virtual Youth Study Hall at 410 Rebecca Street

  • Available Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. for ages 13+.
  • This program is teacher supported and bookings are available in 60 or 90-minute timeslots.
  • Email katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca to book your spot.

Glen Abbey Community Centre at 1415 Third Line

  • Available Wednesday and Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m., and 2 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 13+
  • This program is supervised by Oakville Public Library staff
  • Visit the Oakville Public Library Youth Study Hall website to book your spot

Volunteering

Please note: We are not offering volunteer opportunities for youth at this time.

The Oakville Youth Action Committee (OYAC) iis a group of youth volunteers working to enhance their local community by encouraging meaningful youth participation in community recreation programs and events.

Community services for youth

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) from Halton Region.

Danielle's Place (Eating Disorder Support and Resource Centre) – 1-866-277-9959
Drug and Alcohol Helpline – 1-866-531-2600
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

No Days Off and connecting from home

Join us on Instagram at No Days Off for great activities and suggestions from our partners like fun workout sessions, virtual programs and tech for teens.

Check out our Get Active and Creative at Home page for more ways to stay connected while we're physically distancing.

For information on the Oakville Public Library Youth programs and services visit the Oakville Public Library Youth Programs website.

Youth Week

Every year, Oakville celebrates National Youth Week from May 1 to 7 with FREE activities, learning opportunities and events for youth ages 11-19.

Do you have questions?

Please email oakvilleyouth@oakville.ca or call Colleen Beswick at 905-845-6601, ext. 3624.

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