Youth Centres

The Town of Oakville offers several programs (drop-in and pre-registered), training and volunteer opportunities for youth. We also operate three youth centres that offer free drop-in programming to youth ages 11 to 19. Drop in to learn more today.

Pop-Up Youth Centre – coming soon!

Starting November 28, Community Room B at the River Oaks Community Centre will be transformed into a Pop-Up Youth Centre every Tuesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We'll provide homework workspace, video games, table tennis, music, and more!

S.T.A.R. (Social Teens in Active Recreation)

High school students with special needs (ages 13-21) will enjoy swimming and indoor/outdoor activities and active games at QEPCCC on Saturdays in the S.T.A.R. program (Social Teens in Active Recreation).

Formerly known as YARD Plus. Offered in the Spring, Fall, and Winter. Open the S.T.A.R. program brochure (PDF) for more information.

Youth Crew! We want to hear from you!

We're always looking for new ideas and initiatives recommended by youth for youth! Share your wish list. Tell us about the events, programs, clubs or other activities you'd like to see at any one of our three community youth centres. Email oakvillleyouth@oakville.ca for more information.

Positive, comfortable and safe places for youth – and they're free!

Oakville receives Play Works’ Gold Youth Friendly Community designation

The Town of Oakville was recognized as a Youth Friendly Community and received Play Works’ gold designation for its outstanding commitment to providing young people with opportunities to play, participate in and contribute to their community.

Play Works is an independent group of organizations committed to encouraging and promoting a greater investment in youth play. The program celebrates Ontario communities that provides youth ages 13 to 19 with diverse play opportunities – in arts, recreation or civic leadership.

Check out the Town of Oakville’s registered programs for youth in the Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide or using the online registration system. Centre staff can also provide youth with referrals to other agencies.

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.

Each centre offers:

  • Opportunities to earn volunteer hours
  • Homework help
  • Computers
  • Job searching resources
  • Resume writing assistance
  • On-site library
  • Internet
  • Movie nights
  • Video games (XBox 360 and PS3)

The Town of Oakville offers several training and volunteer opportunities for youth ages 13 to 19.

Learn to Lead (ages 13-17) is the start of the intake process for youth volunteers in summer camps, as well as the spring and winter program sessions. A mandatory pre-camp training session is scheduled in June.

Volunteer hours can be earned at one-day special events (such as Family Day, the Oakville Children's Festival, or Culture Days), in our programs and facilities, or through opportunities provided in our youth centres.

Looking to get your 40 hours or just want to give back to the community? Please visit our online Volunteer Opportunities Tool for details or to apply.

Looking for a part-time job? For more information about current employment opportunities and deadlines, please visit the Town of Oakville's Employment page.

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

Youth Gaming Party rentals now 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 $196.32.
Email bronteyouth@oakville.ca or call 905-582-3592 for more information.

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