Critical Hours Task Group

The 3 Pillars of Critical Hours Programming

Critical hours programs foster the social and academic skills of participants. When students are engaged in high quality after school activities, they experience higher levels of intrinsic concentration and motivation...

Homework Club Community of Practice

Overseen by the Critical Hours Task Group, the OCYI's Homework Club Community of Practice is a project working toward establishing and supporting best practices for after school programming across Ottawa. The CoP has already hosted two community forums on Homework Club programming, and from these...

Summer Literacy

Our Summer Literacy program aims to promote literacy for children and youth while they are on summer break, maintaining their engagement in their education.