Established After-School Club for Kids in N.D.G.

Our after-school club is and designed to be as helpful as possible for kids between the ages of 5 and 12 in the area. The primary purpose of our after-school club is to make sure that young kids in our community in N.D.G. have an opportunity to do their homework in a safe environment should they wish to do so. All kids taking part in the club are supervised closely by staff as well as high school student volunteers.

Our kids will participate in a range of educational and engaging after-school activities such as arts and crafts, cooking classes, internet use, board games and sports such as basketball and soccer.

If you are from N.D.G. or the surrounding area and think that your child or children could benefit from our reliable after-school program, then why not give us a call today and allow us to point out how we can help you and your kids reach their full potential. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

Passion for After-School Programs

Running from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM five days a week, our after-school program runs from September to December in semester one, and from January to June in semester two. Our paid staff work with volunteers such as nursing students from the School of Nursing at McGill University, as well as art students from Concordia University.

One project that our Concordia University art students have contributed to Westhaven’s centre includes our famous street art. Several of our art student volunteers will work with the kids who participate in our after-school club and teach them the inherent value that art can bring to our children. Combined with our artistic workshops, we will always try and include as much art as possible to our after-school programs.


Three Benefits of Westhaven’s After-School Club

The socially inclusive nature of Westhaven Elmhurst Community Recreation Association’s after-school club means that your kid will have the opportunity to grow as a person. The dynamic nature of our association means that we are constantly striving for new ways to assist and stimulate your child’s interests after school, five days a week.

Three benefits of our after-school club are as follows:

  • Improved Social Skills: Our after-school program promotes cooperation, support and respect among all our participants. This can help our kids feel more secure about joining in on a game of basketball or taking part in an art class.
  • Academic Resources: Our paid staff and volunteers are there to foster a structured supportive setting for your kids. If they wish to do some homework, then we can help with this but it is optional and not mandatory. Also, we will never do your child’s homework for them, we will always assist.
  • Safety and Supervision: Recent research shows that kids are most likely to get into trouble between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 PM. This time period between school ending and you returning home from work is when the potential for engaging in risky behaviour is as high as possible. Our after-school club tackles this problem and ensures that your sons and daughters have a safe and secure location to hang out, get active and to do their homework.

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