After School Program Providing Fun and Safe Activities Across the Province

Ontario is providing opportunities for 21,000 children and youth to participate in sport, recreation and active living programs after school to help build self-esteem, promote success in school and boost wellbeing.

Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Arthur Potts, MPP for Beaches-East York, were at the Stan Wadlow Clubhouse today to announce that the province is renewing funding for its After School Program. The program gets students moving through activities like soccer, basketball or dance, teaches healthy eating habits and promotes relationship building. About 30 children and youth take part in the City of Toronto program at Stan Wadlow Clubhouse every school day.

This year, 122 organizations will deliver the After School program at over 400 locations across the province. Through participation in the program, children and youth gain confidence, have fun and achieve more in school. Ontario's commitment to delivering high quality after school programming provides youth in priority neighborhoods an opportunity to stay active and engaged.

Investing in sport, recreation and active living in communities across the province is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

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