Ontario is expanding the After School Program in Toronto’s 13 priority neighbourhoods and to York, Peel, Durham and Halton regions as part of the Youth Action Plan.
This expansion will help 2,100 more children and young people in 64 locations get the chance to participate in fun, safe, supervised activities that focus on:
•Physical activity, recreation and sport to encourage active lifestyles.
•Healthy eating and nutrition education to help combat childhood obesity.
•Personal health and wellness education to promote self-esteem.
The expansion of the After School Program is part of the McGuinty government’s provincewide Youth Action Plan, which is getting guns and gangs off the streets, providing positive alternatives for youth and ensuring safer communities and neighbourhoods for all Ontarians.