NEWS October 30, 2014
Ontariois helping kids get active, develop healthy eating habits, gain confidence and achieve more in school through new after school funding.
Ontario’s After School Program funding will help service providers to deliver programs at over 400 locations in priority neighbourhoods across the province. These programs will give more than 21,000 children and youth the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation activities and learn about healthy habits.
Program activities may include sports, arts and crafts, personal health and wellness education, and nutrition instruction, and are delivered by non-profit organizations in a variety of settings such as schools, community centres and First Nation communities.
Providing more opportunities for kids to stay healthy and succeed supports the government's economic plan forOntario. The four part plan is buildingOntarioup by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
“I’m proud of our government’s continued support for the After School Program. These vital programs encourage kids to stay healthy, active and engaged, and are instrumental in providing more children and youth with safe, healthy places to go after school. I look forward to continuing to work with our partners to increase access to programs and build on our successes.”
— Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
“Our government’s commitment to After School Programs in Scarborough-Guildwood is so important to enriching the lives of young people in the community. Keeping our youth healthy, active, and engaged will help them in many aspects of their lives today and in the future.”
- Mitzie Hunter, MPP (Scarborough-Guildwood)
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