CYC Programs 2017/2018

School Year Programs 

CYC After-Four
 
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Age: Grades 1-6
Locations: CYC 2 Lancaster Avenue
 

The Cabbagetown Youth Centre’s After School Program has been running for many years. Spiros Papathanasakis, the former executive director at the CYC, developed the program to solve the problem of “Latch Key Children.” The CYC’s after school program now serves about 100 children out of the centre’s two sites, 2 Lancaster Ave and Rose Avenue Public School. The main feeder schools for the program are Winchester P.S, Rose Avenue P.S. and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. The CYC staff escort the children safely from each school to the CYC. Upon arrival, children receive a healthy snack and participate in scheduled activities. The activities include: the completion of homework, active games, quiet games, sports, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, drama and dance.

 
 
CYC Basketball Program
 
Date: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm (Mon & Wed), 9 am - 2 pm (Sat)
Age: 9-18
Location: Winchester P.S.
 
CYC offers a youth basketball program which focuses on fundamental training and skill development. Youth are taught by qualified coaches, and are able to improve their talents in a fun and challenging environment. This program emphasizes the importance of teamwork and commitment.
 
 
 
CYC Soccer Program
 
Date: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm (Mon & Wed), 9 am - 2 pm (Sat)
Age: 5-18
Location: Rose Avenue P.S
 
CYC offers a youth soccer program which focuses on fundamental training and skill development. Youth are taught by qualified coaches, and are able to improve their talents in a fun and challenging environment. This program emphasizes the importance of teamwork and commitment.
 
 

 

CYC Competitive Dance 
 
Date: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Age: 7-14+
Location: CYC 2 Lancaster Avenue

The CYC Competitive Dance Program has been running for many years. This program focuses on experienced dancers, while introducing new techniques and style. Participants include elite performers, who practice after school and on weekends. These performers will have the opportunity to showcase their talent by participating in several competitions and recitals throughout the year.

 
 
 
We Read
 
Date: Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Age: 6-13
Location: Winchester P.S. (Wed), Rose Avenue P.S. (Thurs)
 

A reading buddy program, which promotes reading and literacy in children and youth. Each child will have their own reading partner, from Free the Children’s Me To We organization.

 
 
Yoga with Hannah
 
Date: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Age: 12+ Up
Location: CYC 2 Lancaster Avenue

Mindful Practice Through Movement!

Hannah Pokola, a certified Yoga and mindfulness instructor, will be launching her yoga program on April 6th, at 5:45pm at the Cabbagetown Youth Centre. This program is available for youth ages 12 + up, and will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45pm - 7:00pm. It will take place in the CYC Gymnasium. Please bring comfortable clothing, a water bottle, a towel & a mat. (Limited mats will be available)

Program Benefits:
• The opportunity to connect with other youth
• Building relaxation techniques
• Gain Flexibility
• Engage muscles and build strength
• Benefits during yoga and in everyday life
• Interactive and fun!

You can't do yoga, you can only try it!

 

Summer Programs – July/August

 

The CYC’s summer programs provide a safe and stimulating environment for all age groups. Each program features quality supervised and friendly instruction, along with low staff to participant ratio for an exciting summer experience.

 

Jr. Playgroup
 
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 9 am - 4 pm 
Age: 4-6
Location: CYC 2 Lancaster Avenue 
  

The Jr. Playgroup program provides a safe, warm and inviting environment for children to participate in fun activities all summer long. Children are involved in both active and quiet games, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, music and movement, swim time at the wading pool and special trips each week. Children are asked to bring their own healthy snack daily; however, CYC can provide snacks for those who cannot otherwise. Special features include low staff to child ratio (1:5) and an end of summer special event.

 

 

 
All Day Sports Camp

 

Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Age: 7-13
Location: Winchester P.S. 
 

The All Day Sports Camp is a non-competitive activity program. The philosophy of the camp is to expose children to a wide variety of sports and to develop fundamental physical movement skills and coordination, while they gain an appreciation for personal fitness through the joy of activity. The large variety of activities included are: cooperative games, ball hockey, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, tennis and recreational swimming. Children are asked to bring their own healthy lunch and two snacks daily; however, the CYC can provide lunch for those who cannot otherwise. Special features include weekly off site trips and weekly tournament days.

 

 

Performing Arts Camp
 
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Age: 8-13
Location: Rosedale Heights School of the Arts 
 

The Performing Arts camp is designed to provide vocal, dramatic and dance training to youth in an innovative and enjoyable program. Youth of all performance levels, from beginner to advanced, are invited to register. Participants learn a variety of dance styles including: ballet, jazz, hip hop and African. Children are asked to bring their own healthy lunch and two snacks daily. However, CYC can provide lunch for those who otherwise cannot. Special features include weekly off site trips, special guest instructors, and an end of the year summer performance for the whole camp.

 
 
Summer Basketball Training
 
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Age: 11-18
Location: Jarvis Collegiate Institute  

Taught by qualified coaches, participants learn the basic rules of basketball, develop skills and play in a fun and challenging environment. This program emphasizes sportsmanship and cooperative team spirit

 
 
Summer Basketball League
 
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 4 pm - 9 pm
Age: 11-18
Location: Jarvis Collegiate Institute 
 
CYC offers a competitive summer basketball league for youth to participate in. It focuses on fun, skill development, and improving physical fitness. The league is administered by official referees, and qualified coaches.
 
 
 
Tennis Camp (offered by the Philpott tennis organization)
 
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 12 pm - 1 pm
Age: 8-14
Location: Winchester P.S. 
 

The CYC partners with the Doug Philpott Inner City Children’s Tennis organization to provide a free tennis program to children in the community. All children registered receive highly qualified tennis instruction.

 

 

Computer Camp
 
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Age: 5-16
Location: Winchester P.S. 
 
The CYC Computer Camp offers instruction on basic computing, word processing and basic Internet use. The CYC works with the TDSB to provide computers with Internet access to children throughout the summer.  
 

 

Summer Soccer League
 
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Age: 4-14
Location: Winchester P.S., Rose Avenue P.S. 
 

The Summer Soccer League is one of the largest programs at the CYC and is considered a community tradition. The Summer Soccer League would not be possible without the generosity of 20 Cabbagetown businesses that sponsor the teams in the league, the 300 children that participate and the numerous parent and community volunteers.
The CYC relies on the support of the community. If you are interested in sponsoring a team this year please contact us at 416-960-1032. Your sponsorship will provide jerseys for one team with your company name printed prominently on the front, team pictures, equipment, awards and refreshments for the end of season banquet.

 

 

Karate Camp
 
Date: Monday and Friday
Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm
Age: 7-18
Location: 280 Wellesley St. East 
 
The Summer Karate Camp focuses on self-defence, skill development, kicking, punching, katas, and sparring. Qualified coaches aid youth in acquiring the necessary skills to move forward with training.  
 
 
 
Soccer Camp
 
Date: Monday to Friday
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Age: 8-14
Location: Rose Avenue P.S. 
 
The Summer Soccer Camp offers a variety of conditioning and training which focuses on skill development, kicking, passing, shooting, trapping, and a daily scrimmage. Youth are instructed by qualified coaches who help them enhance their soccer abilities.
 
 
 
CYC Media Arts

 

The Cabbagetown Youth Centre's Media Arts summer program is an innovative experience where students are instructed on how to use various forms of media to communicate ideas and information to its intended audience. In this 7-week hands-on course designed by an industry professional, students are taught how to develop strategic internet marketing campaigns, create unique web content, and analyze web data in order to effectively reach an online audience. Topics include the use of popular social media sites for business and organizational development, updating and streaming content to digital information screens, and the importance and impact of social and digital media in the 21st century. Students leave the program with a deep understanding of how the internet can be used not only as a powerful tool to promote themselves in a professional environment, but also to collaborate and communicate with other students across the city and around the world! 

 
 
General Programs 
 
CYC Martial Arts
 
Karate
Date: Monday and Friday
Time: 7 pm - 8 pm
Age: 6 & Up 
 
Iado
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday
Time: 6:30 pm - 7 pm (Tues), 7 pm - 8 pm (Wed)
Age: 11 & Up
 
Aiki Ju Jit Su
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm (Tues), 8 pm - 10 pm
Age: 11 & Up
 
Kendo 
Date: Monday
Time: 8 pm - 10 pm
Age: 11 & Up 
 

The Cabbagetown Martial Arts Program has been running for over a decade now. All programs are located in the basement of 280 Wellesley St. E in St. Jamestown Toronto. Before that, the Dojo was located in a small community arts centre just down the street. The Martial Arts Program offers training in Chitoryu (1000 year old way) Karate, Koryu Goshin Aikijujitsu (the ancient art of bone breaking and joint locking), Lado and Kenjutsu (the art of the sword). More than 60 children from the St. Jamestown community participate in the Martial Arts Program, progressing through different levels and competing in local competitions and demonstrations.

 
 
Aerobics
 
Step Class
Date: Wednesday 
Time: 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Location: CYC 2 Lancaster Avenue
 
Step Class
Date: Sunday
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Location: CYC 2 Lancaster Avenue 
 
The aerobics classes are designed with movements and routines that are safe and easy to follow for everyone. When executed properly, “Step” is a safe and fun exercise. Going up and down stairs is a natural movement, which we already do in our daily lives. It strengthens the muscles in the legs and the surrounding area in the knees. A $2 donation is welcomed at the beginning of each class, in order to further enhance the program!