We have six program sites in and around Scarborough. (Note: Dates & times posted here are subject to change)
Please note that program times shown below do not include travel time. Travel time varies from site to site and may be up to 45 minutes each way.
Dr. Roz's Healing Place
Program Managers: Karimah Butler & Jessica Trainor
Schedule: Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Dr. Roz's Healing Place is a shelter for women and children who are temporarily homeless due to abuse and other personal issues. The centre provides a wide range of support services for both the women their children, including literacy, English as a second language, and homework support. This program runs twice a week and the volunteers are mostly involved with helping the kids with homework. There are usually 5 to 10 children eager for homework help each week who range in age from 5 to 17.
Alexander Stirling Public School After-School Learning Program
Location: Morningside & Sheppard
Program Manager: Tyler Martin
Schedule: Thursdays, 3:15 - 5:20 PM
This after school program is similar to the after school programs at St. Gabriel Lalemant Catholic School and Military Trail Public School. Frontier College has partnered with the Malvern Family Resource Centre to provide not only homework and literacy support but also the development of life skills such as cooking and other healthy habits.
Grey Owl Junior Public School
Location: Neilson Rd & Sheppard
Program Manager: Chantale Joly
Schedule: Wednesdays, 3:15 – 5:20 PM
Similar to the program at Alexander Stirling P.S. this program is offered in partnership with the Malvern Family Resource Centre, and provides a learning program with homework help and enrichment activities.
Location: Neilson Rd. & Sewells Rd.
Program Managers: Laxshana Srikanthan & Sadiah Khan
Schedule: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 6:00PM - 8:00 PM
Julliette's Place is a not-for-profit, community-based agency which provides safe refuge for abused women and their children. Volunteers are paired up with children on a one to one basis for homework help and ongoing literacy support. Being a shelter, like Dr Roz's Healing Place, children and parents are constantly moving in and out. Versatility is key in running this program because of the different age groups and fluctuating numbers of learners. Juliette's Place is always looking for male volunteers to sign up as the children look forward to positive male role models in their lives.
Scarborough Village – Action for Neighbourhood Change
Location: (Kingston Rd. and Markham)
Program Managers: Cassidy Lakhan & Oggni Rahman
Schedule: Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 PM
This new program site will offer homework help and special learning enrichment activities such as producing a student written newsletter.
Mornelle Court Housing Community
Location: Ellesmere and Morningside
Program Managers: Steffi Marcos & Silvia Serpes-Hidalgo
Schedule: Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM
This program offers homework help as well as other activities to stimulate and support their learning. Children in grades 4 to 6 who are recommended by their teachers as needing extra help can participate in this program.
Updated January 2016