School Age Programs

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Early Years

As a leading provider of quality programs for children and youth, we offer experiences that are affordable and accessible, with a focus on learning and skill development. We operate EarlyON Centres, Early Learning and Child Care Centres, and licensed Before and After School Programs.

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Healthy Active Living & Sport Programs

For more information about any Active Living programs, contact David.

Bounce Back League (Basketball)

Bounce Back League is a national program of BGC Canada. It is a trauma-informed sports program for children and youth that is designed to improve health outcomes and healing through skill building and supportive relationships.  

Current Session: Jan. 13th-March 9th
Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am
Ages 8-12
Location: Kiwanis (Ellis) Club, Gym

Cool Moves

Cool Moves is a national activity and healthy eating awareness program designed to create a life-long appreciation for a healthy, active lifestyle. Cool Moves has two distinct parts: Eat Smart, which encourages healthier eating choices, and Play Cool, which encourages more physical activity. 

Ages 6-12
Current Session: Program is not currently scheduled

Dance - MINI

Ages 3-5
Location:
Kiwanis (Ellis) Club, Games Room
Current Session: Jan. 13th-March 9th

Movement
Saturdays, 8:45-9:15am
Dancers will experience a general introduction to dance which will focus on their balance and musicality. They will get the chance to try multiple dance styles. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

Ballet
Saturdays, 9:20-9:50am
Dancers will experience an introduction to ballet and lyrical which will focus on their technique, balance, and acting. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

Jazz
Saturdays, 9:55-10:25am
Dancers will experience an introduction to jazz which will focus on their technique, balance, and musicality. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

Hip-Hop
Saturdays, 10:30-11:00am
Dancers will experience an introduction to hip hop which will focus on their balance, style and musicality. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

Dance - JUNIOR

Ages 6-8
Location:
Kiwanis (Ellis) Club, Games Room
Current Session: Jan. 13th-March 9th

Ballet/Lyrical
Saturdays, 11:20am-12:00pm
Dancers will experience an introduction to ballet and lyrical which will focus on their technique, balance, and acting. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

Jazz
Saturdays, 12:05-12:45pm
Dancers will experience an introduction to jazz which will focus on their technique, balance, and musicality. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

Hip-Hop
Saturdays, 12:50-1:30pm
Dancers will experience an introduction to hip hop which will focus on their balance, style and musicality. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

Dance - SENIOR

Ages 9-12
Location:
Kiwanis (Ellis) Club, Games Room
Current Session: Jan. 13th-March 9th

Ballet/Lyrical
Saturdays, 1:50-2:35pm
Dancers will experience an introduction to ballet and lyrical which will focus on their technique, balance, and acting. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

Jazz
Saturdays, 2:40-3:25pm
Dancers will experience an introduction to jazz which will focus on their technique, balance, and musicality. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

Hip-Hop
Saturdays, 3:30-4:15pm
Dancers will experience an introduction to hip hop which will focus on their balance, style and musicality. Over the session they will learn how to count music and remember choreography in order to perform a dance at the end of the session.

GirlsSport

This program is offered to self-identified girls. It provides a safe and inclusive environment for girls to learn about fitness, personal wellness, nutritional education, goal-setting, and to engage in physical activity.

Current Session: Jan. 8th-March 4th
Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm
Ages 7-13
Location:
Kiwanis (Ellis) Club, Gym

Gymnastics

Participants will learn different skills and techniques to move safely during gymnastics. Using mats, beams and other equipment, children will participate in activities ranging from different levels of ability, with coaches ensuring that the program is developmentally appropriate for everyone. 

Current Session: Jan. 12th-March 8th
Fridays
Ages 6-7: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages 8-12: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Kiwanis (Ellis) Club, Gym

Jr. Basketball

Jr Basketball will provide participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of basketball using developmentally appropriate teaching and equipment. Participants will be able to develop life skills such as leadership, teamwork, and communication.

Current Session: Program is not currently scheduled

Multisport
Multisport will provide participants with the opportunity to experience a variety of sports throughout the program, with the goals of improving physical literacy and finding new interests.
 
Current Session: Program is not currently scheduled
Softball

Participants will learn a variety of softball skills including catching, throwing, batting, running and team play. Throughout the program we define these skills as well as run games.

Ages 6-12
Current Session: Program is not currently scheduled

Soccer (Indoor)

Indoor soccer provides participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of soccer including dribbling, passing, and shooting. Using developmentally appropriate teaching and equipment, participants can gain confidence and learn new skills.

Current Session: Jan. 10th-March 6th
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Age Groups: 6-8 and 9-12
Location: Kiwanis (Ellis) Club, Gym

Let's Get Moving

Let’s Get Moving is a registered after-school program offered throughout the school year. It focuses on physical activity, nutrition, personal health and well-being. Participants will be provided with a gift card to purchase nutritious snacks when registered. Tablets are available to sign out upon request.

Grades 1-6

To learn more please visit the Let’s Get Moving webpage.

Healthy Active Living & Sport Programs are in partnership with:

Learning & Engagement

For more information about any Learning & Engagement programs, contact Marlyn.

Arts Unlimited

A beginner program that will allow participants to explore various art mediums including drawing, painting, molding & much more! Participants can expect to see their skills grow throughout the program.

Wednesdays
Ages 6-8: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

Discovery Lab

Discovery Lab engages kids in science concepts through an interactive 8-week curriculum that connects science to real world contexts. The program focuses on hands-on experiments, increases understanding of scientific approaches, and creates opportunities for problem solving, idea refinement, and iterative learning.

Fridays
Ages 6-8: 5:30-6:30pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

Kid Food Nation

Kid Food Nation is a national initiative that helps kids and families develop food skills through hands-on experiences related to planning, preparing, and cooking. The program also features an online hub with resources for healthy eating and meal preparation, and a national recipe competition that encourages kids to put their food literacy skills into practice and submit original, healthy, and nutritious recipes. 

Ages 6-8: Tuesdays or Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Ages 9-12: Fridays 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Virtual

Kids Tech Nation

In Kids Tech Nation, members learn about digital coding and computational thinking through various games and activities. Over 10 weeks, individuals will use micro:bit technology to learn basic coding concepts, internet safety, and build several micro:bit projects.

Ages 7-12: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

Lift Off

Lift-Off is a registered program designed to enhance reading, writing, and numeracy skills for students in grades 4-5. The program staff facilitate a diverse range of activities, games, and reading materials strategically structured to progressively and effectively foster literacy and numeracy skills.

*Not required but recommended prior to joining Abacus

Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm
Grades 3-5

Location: Ellis Club

For more information, please contact Patrick.

Roblox Gamers

Roblox Gamers offers a fun, safe learning environment where participants will be able to play their favorite Roblox games while building new relationships. 

Participants must have a personal device that has the Roblox app downloaded and an account created.

Mondays
Ages 6-8: 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Virtual

Roblox Coding

Roblox Coding offers a fun, safe environment where participants will be able to learn how to code and design their own Roblox world and games. 

Participants must have a personal device that has the Roblox and Roblox Studio apps downloaded and an account created.

Tuesdays
Ages 6-8: 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 9-12: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Virtual

Kid Food Nation program is generously supported by:

Gender Inclusive Programs

For more information about any Gender Inclusive programs, contact the front desk at 905-549-2814.

GirlZONE

GirlZONE programs provide fun, inclusive, safe space for girls in the community. This program offers a wide variety of activities that facilitate conversations around gender centered issues and provide opportunities to build confidence, self-esteem, and self-advocacy within the participants. Programming includes creative, physical, and wellness based activities. ​

Ages 7-12 (or Grade 8)

Girls Fit

Self-identifying girls between the ages of 6-12 will get involved with physical wellness in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. Girls fit is not limited to sport based programming, but will also include fitness, personal wellness, nutritional education, with aspects of goal setting. Program in partnership with Hamilton Fitness Community.

Wednesdays
Ages 6-13: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Ellis Club

Her & I

A program for self-identified girls (6-12) and their woman mentor (18+) to engage in fun activities that strengthen their relationship!

Tuesdays
Ages 6-13: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Ellis Club

Our Gender Inclusion Programs are generously supported by:

Drop-In Programs

All drop in programs are free with a Club membership. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied and directly supervised by a guardian 16 years of age or older.

Drop-In Activities (3:30-5:00pm):
Drop-In Activities (6:00-8:00pm):

Skate the Dream

Program Information

Beginner (Ages 5-12)
Current Session: Jan. 13th-March 16th
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am 
Location: Pat Quinn Parkdale Arena 
A ten-week learn-to-skate program for individuals who are new to skating. All equipment necessary will be provided. This is targeted at kids who have never skated before or have some skating experience but struggle with skills such as getting up after a fall, pushing with both feet, constant falling, or nervous skaters.

Program Contact

Megan Neufeld
megan.neufeld@bgchh.com

Intermediate (Ages 5-12)
Current Session: Jan. 13th-March 16th
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am 
Location: Pat Quinn Parkdale Arena 
A ten-week learn-to-skate program for individuals who are wanting to improve their skating skills. All equipment necessary will be provided. This is targeted at kids who have skating experience enough to avoid falling (to a degree) and can skate at moderate speeds.
 
Hockey (Ages 7-12)
Current Session: Jan. 13th-March 16th
Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm 
Location: Pat Quinn Parkdale Arena 
A ten-week intro to hockey program for individuals who know how to skate and are interested in learning hockey. This is targeted at children who are moderate or good skaters and are ready to take their skating skills to the game of hockey. The first few sessions will consist of skating drills to help perfect those skills before beginning hockey. 

**Please note the coaches will do observations during the first few weeks and have the right to switch participants’ levels, should they believe another level would be more appropriate for your child.

Thank you to our valued partners: