Under provincial lockdown measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, centres are closed for After-school Recreation Care programs between December 21 and February 15 and will reopen on February 16, 2021. Stay up to date on changes to City services by visiting COVID-19: Changes to City Services.
The City operates high-quality, safe after-school recreation care for children ages 6-12 years old. The After-School Recreation Care (ARC) program offers participants activities including sports, outdoor play, special events, creative activities, and homework help.
The Community Leadership After-School Program is designed to enhance life skills for youth 10-15 years old by promoting physical literacy, health and wellness, and community involvement through leadership workshops.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, ARC and CLASP programs will meet health guidelines designed in consultation with Toronto Public Health and in alignment with provincial health guidelines for daycare centres.
The following programs will not be offered:
A program will need to have a minimum of 12 participants registered in a program to operate. After registration, the City will review and contact families if the program is not operating.
Participants of all ages will be asked to wear a mask while at after-school programs. Please ensure that your child packs one or two extra masks. If a child forgets their mask parents will be called to pick the child up.
Programs offered at schools can only accept children from that school. No walking or bussing from other schools is allowed.
Programs at community centres will walk children from schools to program locations but will need to limit the number of children for physical distancing and so staff can ensure the safety of all children/participants.
Busses may be accepted at select community centre locations. It will be up to the caregiver to arrange drop-offs with the bus company.
Caregivers must give up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts.
If a participant has any symptoms of COVID-19, the parent
In the case of a positive test, the participant must stay home for 14 days and must be symptom-free for 24 hours.
Children will be signed in and out of the program each day to assist with Toronto Public Health contact tracing.
When parents arrive to pick up their child at a community centre they will need to also sign and do a COVID-19 health screening at the front door.
Children and youth with disabilities can participate in the After-School Recreation Care program based on ability and facility access.
Register at the desired location and contact staff at 416-338-1351.
The exact registration date can be found on How to Register for Recreation Programs.
Register for the two sessions in order to guarantee a spot for the entire school year.
Registration based on five days per week: $2.77 per day for Fall 2020 and $2.83 per day for Winter/Spring 2021.
The City of Toronto’s Welcome Policy offers a financial subsidy for people with low incomes.
(September 14/15 – December 18, 2020)
(January 4 – June 18, 2021)
|The total amount for the year: $425.84.
The scheduled payment option is only available through telephone assisted or in-person methods through a Client Service Representative. This process is no longer automated and requires both staff and client follow up prior to the payment due date.
Children and youth with disabilities can participate in After-School Recreation Care program based on ability and facility access.
Please register at the desired location and contact staff at 416-338-1351.
Chalkfarm Community Centre (Jane/Wilson, 180 Chalkfarm Dr.)
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