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Children

  • Brighter Future for Children
    Support our fundraising initiative to support our Children specific programs.  We are aiming to raise $5000 to enhance our children’s academic programs.

    For more information - http://www.gofundme.com/6nsfyk
  • After School Essential

    This innovated afterschool program engages children ages 6-12 years old, through sports, arts, nutrition and academic activities. We create a safe, fun, learning environment where children build positive relationships, participate in anti-bullying, stranger danger and other leadership skill building workshops.

    ASE provides students with a structured consistent place to be afterschool. This greatly increases their attitude towards learning and their school community.

    Students look forward to participating in the ASE program, where they are able to discuss the highlights of their day in school and receive feedback and support to resolve challenges they face. The ASE program believes that each student has the ability to be successful in school based on our program model which includes student centered learning; right to play philosophy and community building.

    This program is currently being offered in the Toronto District School Board and Durham District School Board.

    There is a strong association between education and positive health status. People with higher levels of education tend to be healthier. Early school leavers experience greater unemployment, lower incomes, poor health, and lower quality of life.
    Rachel Singer, Campaign 2000 The Impact of poverty on The Health of Children and Youth.
  • Camps

    At FIT we believe that Summer and March Break Camps are an important part of every child's experience. For that reason we create a warm and supportive environment where kids can express their individuality, grow in self-confidence and build friendships. Participants can expect to be engaged in a wide variety of field trips, sports, arts and team building activities.

    Our Camps incorporate a right to play and child centred philosophy. In order to motivate and really get participants learning, we ensure that our camp staff have a passion for children & Youth and are innovative in creating a fun, learning experience.

    Participation in sport and physical activity is a health enhancement for children, families and communities. The safety, security and wellbeing of local neighborhoods may be dramatically affected when access to recreation and physical activity is limited.
    (Donnelly: 2003 forthcoming)

    We provide the following Camps:

    ART Camp
    Campers are encouraged to follow their creative instincts and let the imagination reign. With the guidance of our skilled artists, diverse cultural and artistic perspectives are explored through a variety of hands-on activities. Campers learn to appreciate art through lively workshop sessions, with emphasis on personal creativity, collaboration and technique. Leading campers through the creative process, our skilled artist educators encourage campers to draw on their own imagination, creativity and artistic vision.

    Sports Camp
    Sports are a great way to build friendship, team work and sportsmanship. Our annual summer sports camp provides introductory exposure and instruction to a wide variety of sports and activities to our campers. Our focus is to deliver sports activities that are fun and positive for all our participants and reinforce a healthy and active lifestyle.

    March Break Camp
    This week includes different themes such as science, art, nature and sports. Participants will explore local landmarks, play sports, and enjoy arts and crafts, hands on activities, team building and brain challenges. Participants will also enjoy field trips and meet some special guest. This is a week filled of activities designed to keep learning fun.

    P.A. Day Camp
    Professional Activity Days are now more enjoyable for students and less of a worry for parents. FIT provides P.A. Day camps for students within the Durham and Toronto and Catholic District School Board. P.A. Day camp includes group activities, dramatic arts, sports & recreation, movie days and educational field trips.

    We work with families to ensure that special needs are met and supported, please contact us with any questions or to register for a camp program.

    For more information, or to build a partnership for your school Please contact

    647-225-3982
    paula@fitcommunities.ca

     

Youth

  • Youth Arts

    Project youth is an arts based program for youth 13-24 that provides a platform for youth to develop improved self-awareness, creative expression and communication skills through media arts.

    Participants learn from qualified educators, project management, and work plan development and collaboration skills.

    Through the creation of their media artwork, participants gain technical skills such as video production, story board creation, script writing and photo editing. Participants will also learn how to use Video & Photo editing computer software.

    We have seen art transform people, communities and cities. Through this program participants are believing in their abilities and gaining skills that lead them to becoming the problem solvers, critical thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow.

    See some of our work.

  • Youth Justice
  • Youth Education
  • Visionary Award Recipient

Adults

  • Sisters In Solidarity (S.I.S.)
    SIS is a program designed to bring women together in a safe space where they are able to share their experiences, knowledge, and skills with each other. Through monthly activities, events and training we are focused on building and improving upon the awareness, knowledge and skills of women in our community.

    Women all over the world are challenged by a number of obstacles that restrict their ability to play significant roles in their communities and the broader society. Through S.I.S we discuss those challenges and work collectively to reduce these barriers and to empower.

    We know that healthy, educated, employed women break poverty cycles, not only for themselves, but for their families, communities and countries.

    Attend our Annual SIS TALK Event

    To Join or for more information please contact
    nikki@fitcommunities.ca
    or call 647-225-3982
    www.facebook.com/groups/SISfit/
  • P.I.E - Parents Involved In Education
    PIE is a program designed to provide parents and guardians with knowledge, support and tools that will help them to develop the confidence needed to increase their involvement, understanding and self advocacy in their children's education and school-community.

    Participants learn how to understand report cards, special education, become involved in school council and events.

    When parents play an active role in education their children experience greater academic success and schools become better places to be.

Community Capacity Building


  • Intro

    At FIT we a particular way of working with and supporting communities - to build skills and experience, increase opportunities, and enhance involvement in the decisions that affect them, this is called Building Community Capacity.

    This can involve developing confidence, skills, structures and knowledge, to increase the opportunities communities have to make a real difference to the services, activities and changes that take place in their area.

    We provide training for Community residents, groups and for Professional Development.

    As a result of our Workshop participants:

    • Discover and expand their creativity
    • Connect with their sense of purpose
    • Develop their leadership skills
    • Learn ways to become active in their communities
    • Speak out about issues that matter to them


  • Community Capacity Training
    • FINANCIAL LITERACY - FINANCIAL LITERACY OF WOMEN (F.L.O.W)
      Get with the F.L.O.W
      This program is a workshop delivered on an ongoing basis, designed to provide women managing on a low income access to current and relevant information that leads to better understanding of money management skills in their lives.

      The Financial Literacy of Women Program fosters women's self worth through group and individual support with skills such as budgeting, debt reduction, goal setting, building assets, coping strategies, and stress management. The financial literacy workshops and individual support through this program help women to thrive in the community.

      To inquire or to book a training please contact
      info@fitcommunities.ca
      or call 647-225-3982
    • ANTI-RACISM – ANTI-OPPRESSION TRAINING & EDUCATION
      Building Connections – An Anti-Oppression Dialogue
      Building connections is a participatory anti-oppression training designed to generate authentic comprehensive change in order to enhance the knowledge and awareness of how oppression impacts the workplace and the community. Through this training, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their lived experiences and examine how that translates into the workplace. As a result they will work harmoniously to create strategies and tools that lead to reducing barriers, and increasing equity within their environment.

      To inquire or to book a training please contact
      info@fitcommunities.ca
      or call 647-225-3982
    • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
      From the Grassroots – Helping communities organize
      FIT conducts a series of learning workshops designed to support the development of local community groups, coalitions and grassroots agencies. These workshops are developed to meet the unique needs of your group. Workshops can be half a day, one day or two days. Learning workshops help professionals, volunteers and local citizens to:

      • Build their understanding of community development
      • Develop practical skills in engaging with communities
      • Better deal with the practical realities of community work – understanding power, managing conflict, interpersonal skills, group development and encouraging participation.

      The workshops are action-oriented, focusing on participants enhancing their skills to take practical action in their local community. The workshops involve comprehensive learning with extensive participation and many practical case studies and community experiences. They are designed to cater for a diverse range of participants - some with extensive experience and others with perhaps mostly intuitive knowledge.

      To inquire or to book a training please contact
      info@fitcommunities.ca
      or call 647-225-3982
    • POSITIVE PARENTING
      As a parent, it is your job to guide your child's behavior, but it can sometimes be hard to find the right balance of discipline and care. Through this interactive workshop parents/guardians work together to identify their parenting style and how that affects their child(ren). Parents/Guardians share their experiences gain communication skills and develop tools that can be used to address unwanted behaviours.

      To inquire or to book a training please contact
      info@fitcommunities.ca
      or call 647-225-3982
    • Raising Boys
      To support family development and parents in their effort to raise their sons, we are providing workshops on the growth and development of boys. This workshop will take current research on boys and incorporate material from leading experts to help parents and caregivers understand and support boys. The goal is to increase parent awareness of the importance of cultivating and instilling positive behaviors that will lead to higher academic achievement and strong emotional and social well-being.

      To inquire or to book a training please contact
      info@fitcommunities.ca
      or call 647-225-3982
    • Understanding Special Education
      Each child has different needs, but all children need and deserve a supportive environment. If your child has a learning or developmental disability, it’s important that you advocate for their social and academic success. Areas discussed in this workshop are: ADHD; Autism; Learning Disabilities; Special Education and Individual Education Plans (I.E.P’s)

      To inquire or to book a training please contact
      info@fitcommunities.ca
      or call 647-225-3982



  • Community Capacity Projects

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