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Save the Date: on November 2 the Critical Hours Task Group is hosting a training conference for staff of before/after school programs, rec programs, homework clubs, youth drop-in programs, and all other frontline staff working in critical hours. More details and registration information to come.
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...
Our Summer Literacy program aims to promote literacy for children and youth while they are on summer break, maintaining their engagement in their education.
The Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative has put together resources for staff and volunteers of critical hours programs such as homework clubs and before and after school programs for meeting current regulations and adapting your programs to be COVIDwise. Click here to learn more.
The Ottawa Child & Youth Initiative Critical Hours Task Group developed a resource tool called 150 Days of Programming to aid frontline workers of critical-hours programs in easily integrating quality, skill-building activities into their programming. You can view this resource at criticalhours.ca.
We are always looking to enhance this tool, and the way you can help is by sharing with us some the activities that have been successful in your own programs!
The entirety of the activities and resources found within this resource are either original to OCYI, sourced from the internet, or provided on behalf of partnering agencies. And if your agency chooses to contribute activities, appropriate credits will be given to your agency!
Fill out this form about your activity, which includes the headers used in the completed 150 Days tool or download the document and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Using this form saves us a ton of work in terms of adapting the activities for the new website, but alternatively you can just send us your activity page if it’s already typed up!