Children Programs - West Neighbourhood House

A mother helps her daughter with her homework on a computer screen.

Update: This program is not currently running as we have shifted to in-person programs to reflect the province’s changing learning models. Should schools return to the virtual learning model, we will resume our virtual Homework Help Program.
NEW for 2021 – Our Children’s Care team is excited to offer families a brand-new, appointment-based program that will help …

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Virtual program – The Virtual Peer Support Group is a parent-to-parent group hosted by an Early Childhood Educator.
 
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What it is:
In this virtual support group, parents share and learn from each other how best to navigate and define the duplicity of roles during the confining times of COVID-19 while getting support for home schooling, working …

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preschool program worker Sonia is on zoom with a young boy. they're both playing with the same dinosaur puppets

Virtual program – Pre-school children and their parents are invited to join Sonia for an hour of fun and interactive storytelling.
Connect with other parents and children as Sonia uses books, puppets, music and movement, and crafts and science to engage your children in collaborative learning.

 
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Who can join:
All children between the ages of 0 …

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Three girls playing with lego in the After School Program

Our After-School program provides comprehensive social, recreational, and educational activities throughout the school year for children between the ages of 6 and 12.
For extra support during this time, learn more about our virtual Homework Help program.
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Who can join:
Children between the ages of 6 and 12 who attend the following schools:

Pope Francis Catholic School
Holy …

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A father sits at his computer with coffee while a mother and child cuddle on the couch beside him

Virtual program – Our weekly Parents Virtual Support Group allows parents to relax with a cup of coffee once their children are in bed and engage in brainstorming activities to support their child’s healthy development.
This is also time for parents to discuss any topics that may be causing stress in their lives.
 
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What it is:
Over …

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On pause – Parents for Action Now (PFAN) is a leadership and advocacy parent group.
 
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What it is:
In this parent group, parents come together to enhance their understanding and influence change on common issues affecting their lives and the lives of their families.
Who can join:
The group consists of parents from three ridings within the city …

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 The West Neighbourhood Music School has been providing adults and children with the chance to experience the joy of music since 1930.
Today, students of all ages and abilities are welcome to enroll in programs at the Music School. Subsidies are available.

COVID-19 update: The Music School is operating virtually. Come join us for fun sing-alongs and …

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