We offer drop-in and pre-registered programs, training and volunteer opportunities for youth.
We also operate three youth centres and pop-up youth programs for ages 11 to 19.
Presented by Genworth Canada, we invite you to join the Town of Oakville, Oakville Public Library, the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA and community partners as we celebrate Family Day! Activities include:
Check out the Family Day schedule for details.Family Day schedule
Find out what great programs and services are available at your local community centre! We're offering FREE access to various programs on March 20 at River Oaks Community Centre, including:
Activities vary per facility and are subject to change. Admission requirements, capacity and other restrictions may apply.Facility links and details
Weather permitting,* enjoy free skating on our newest (refrigerated) outdoor rink at Trafalgar Park from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily!
*As temperatures change, so does the ice! Make sure it's safe before you skate:
Skate and helmet rentals are also available at Trafalgar Park Community Centre for a fee. The outdoor rink is not supervised.
The Hive is a free weekly drop-in activity for crafty bees to connect, create, share, teach, laugh or simply relax by indulging in a creative activity!
Join the Hive:
Wednesdays (January 23 to April 17)
10 a.m. to noon
at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
Nurture your creativity. All ages and abilities welcome.
Tools and materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own knitting needles, crochet hooks, etc. if you have them.
Engage your core and other muscle groups differently performing your favourite fitness moves in the pool on a stand up paddleboard (SUP).
In SUP Fitness (ages 13+), you'll practise squats, lunges, plank and more.
Discover a new sense of balance in traditional yoga poses on the water in SUP Yoga (ages 13+),
Five-week programs offered Fall and Winter. Registration now open!SUP Fitness details
Are you a young artist between the ages of 11 and 19 looking for space to exhibit your work? The Youth Corridor Galleries at QEPCCC provide a platform for emerging youth artists and students in the community at large.
We are interested in showcasing original artwork, and giving youth the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the exhibition process, to install and display their works, and even opportunities to sell their artwork.
For more information, please contact the Recreation Assistant at QEP Youth Centre at email@example.com or 905-845-6601, ext. 4681.
Hey Oakville! We’re coming to you!
Our Mobile Youth Centres are designed to bring activities to youth in our community. We will be popping up around Oakville at various locations to bring the best experience for youth. Check out our calendar for specific places, dates and times.Mobile Youth Centres
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 Youth Friendly Community program celebrates Ontario communities that provides youth ages 13 to 19 with diverse play opportunities – in arts, recreation or civic leadership.
Each centre offers:
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
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.