Free recreational skates and swims are offered at select times and locations exclusively for youth ages 11 to 18. Pre-registration is required. Swim and skate admission standards and capacity restrictions apply.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 swimmers must come changed and ready to swim. Showering before arriving at the pool is preferred. Swimmers may bring personal equipment (goggles etc.) subject to approval by aquatic staff.
Some amenities will remain closed such as slides and diving boards. Pucks, hockey sticks or equipment on the ice surface are prohibited. Please note: our skate and helmet rental service is not available at this time.Book your spot now!
Without Walls (WOW) is a phone-based series for ages 50+, featuring favourites including book club and Bingo! No special equipment or account needed.
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is also offering a Mini Season of online performances, although our doors will remain closed a little longer.Learn more about our virtual programs
The Recreation and Culture department is collaborating with Kerr Street Mission, YMCA of Oakville, Oakville Public Library, and many more to provide daily virtual engagement via Instagram for Oakville youth.
One post will be shared* daily on our No Days Off Oakville account. Follow us for great activities and suggestions like fun workout sessions, virtual programs and tech for teens.
*Please note that you will need an Instagram account to access this content. It's free to join.Check out No Days Off Oakville on Instagram
The Town of Oakville is excited to reopen our doors in the red-control zone of the province's COVID-19 framework. Residents can now register for select drop-in activities and rentals at our pools, fitness centres, gymnasiums, arenas and culture studios.
Not all facilities or amenities are available at this time. If you can't find your favourite program, check back regularly. Activities are being added as safety measures can be put in place.
Spaces are limited and available first-come, first-served. Please be courteous and cancel your booking if your plans change, so that others are able to attend. You can cancel your booking online, or call the facility directly if you are cancelling last-minute.
Visit our Programs FAQs page for more information.
Check out our Virtual Programs page for online fitness classes, cultural discussions, cooking workshops and much more! Join us using Zoom or your telephone. Some classes can also be found or re-watched on our YouTube channel. Fees may apply to specific programs.
A series of Without Walls (WOW) phone-based programs are also offered for ages 50+.
While the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts remains closed for in-person performances, but we are offering a Mini Season of virtual performances.
As part of our There's Snow Place Like Home campaign throughout the winter months, the Town of Oakville is excited to introduce a wide variety of opportunities for families, youth and adults to get outside and stay active while we're practising physical distancing this season. All programs offered follow strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
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 email@example.com .
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.
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.
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
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.
Every year, Oakville celebrates National Youth Week from May 1 to 7 with FREE activities, learning opportunities and events for youth ages 11-19.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Colleen Beswick at 905-845-6601, ext. 3624.