The town is in the Red-Control level under the new provincial COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open. Provincial orders remain in effect and we must all follow public health guidelines.
To support youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, community service providers are offering FREE study spaces with access to Wi-Fi and computers (please bring your own headphones). Tutoring and additional support is also available for free at select locations.
Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked at the following:
Attendees will need to complete a health screening questionnaire and wear a mask.
Click on the Youth Study Spaces tab that follows for more information and contact details.
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
Take home a unique and useful item that you've designed yourself. Two options are offered: Parented for ages 9 to 12 and Youth for ages 13 to 17. A material fee of $11.30 (tax included) will be added to the cost of the program.
You'll create stencils and use fabric inks to block silk screens and transfer your design onto canvas bags. The same stencil can be printed on paper and other surfaces as well.
Learn to use specialized book binding equipment! We'll show you how to create a soft-cover journal with a closure for writing, meditation or travel. Books will be made with a medieval limp binding or crossed structure.Register using Programs Oakville
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.
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.
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November 22 and December 6 only
*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.
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 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.