We have seven program sites in and around Scarborough.
Dr. Roz's Healing Place
Location: St. Clair & Brimley
Program Managers: Cassidy Lakhan & Silvia Serpas-Hidalgo
Schedule: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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: Ferozan Nasiri
Schedule: Thursdays, 3:15PM - 5:00PM
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.
Location: Kingston Rd. & Markham Rd.
Program Manager: Jennifer Trinder
Schedule: Wednesdays, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Our program at Gardenview is an enrichment program for the children that reside within the housing co-operative. It runs for approximately an hour during one evening a week. The program provides after-school learning and homework support for children living in the co-op and takes place in the building's activity room.
Location: Neilson Rd. & Sewells Rd.
Program Manager: Lauren Lyew
Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
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.
Military Trail Public School After School Program
Location: Military Trail & Morningside
Program Manager: Veronica Ng
Schedule: Wednesdays, 3:15PM - 4:45PM
This after school program is very similar to the program at St. Gabriel Lalemant Catholic School. It provides learners in elementary school with additional learning and literacy support.
Military Trail Public School In-Class Program
Location: Military Trail and Morningside
Program Manager: Glenda Fairbairn
Schedule: Any day (Mon. - Fri.), for at least one school period between:
8:30-11:30am (Morning Session) or 12:30-3:30pm (Afternoon Session)
Volunteers tutors are assigned to a teacher and class according to their availability. Tutors can participate with the class for more than one period or volunteer in multiple classes if they wish. Tutors support children who need extra help with the subject matter. Many students are from recent newcomer families.
St. Gabriel Lalemant Catholic School
Location: Neilson Rd. & Crow Trail
Program Manager: Oggni Rahman
Schedule: Thursdays, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
FC@UTSC has also partnered with the local elementary school, St. Gabriel Lalemant, located in the Malvern area. Volunteers here work with children in grades 4-6 who have been identified as needing extra learning support to help them succeed. Children can get help with homework as well as participate in a variety of co-operative learning games and activities.
*Note: All program times are subject to change.
This list is current as of September 2013