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Outreach Programs

The YMCA strives to serve not only the City of Peterborough but also the County of Peterborough. Within the County the YMCA is offering Afterschool Programs, Summer Camps, Swimming Lessons,
School Age and Preschool Programs. For more information on these programs, to register or if you are interested in having a program in your community, please contact Heather Stephens 748-9642 Ext 225

Outreach – Babysitting Course 10+

This course is a great way to get introduced to skills involved in caring for young children. You will gain valuable training that will prepare you to be the safe, responsible babysitter that everyone will want!
Information covered will include dealing with emergencies, diaper changing, healthy snacks and general ways to keep children happy, healthy and having fun! For more information on dates, locations and
prices, please contact Emily at 748-9642 ext. 221

Home Alone Safety Course 10+

This one day program from the Canada Safety Council will introduce and reinforce ideas to build confidence in young people who spend time at home alone. The program includes home and fire safety.   For more information on dates, locations and prices, please contact Emily Mead at 705-748-9642 ext. 221 or emily_mead@ymca.ca

 

Prevention begins with awareness.

The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program is a free service offering educational prevention programs designed to raise youth awareness with regards to gambling, healthy/active living and making informed decisions.

Our educational prevention programs raise awareness about gambling.

  • For youth aged 8-24 years old
  • Offer youth accurate information about gambling and develop the skills to make informed life decisions around risk-taking behaviours
  • Give youth access to community resources and other local service providers that can help them with a potential gambling problem
  • Provide interactive sessions for adults involved in young people's lives
  • Educational workshops for parents, teachers, health professionals, and other agencies and organizations
  • Referral to gambling treatment services
  • Community involvement and support

Free educational prevention programs

Together with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the YMCA believes educational awareness raising programs are essential to enhancing personal development and creating healthier communities.

Book an awareness-raising interactive session (ages 8-24)

Educational workshops for parents, teachers, health professionals, and educators play a key role in helping their students understand the signs of problem gambling. The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program offers a series of educational workshops/presentations including the new Health and Physical Education Curriculum. These interactive sessions:

  • Offer students accurate information about gambling and develop the skills to make informed life decisions around risk-taking behaviours
  • Create a general understanding of risk assessment and harm reduction strategies
  • Discuss possible consequences of, and decisions relating to gambling
  • Offer curriculum activities based on Ministry of Education requirements
  • Give participants access to community resources and other local service providers that can help them with a potential gambling problem
  • Provide interactive sessions for adults involved in young people's lives

The Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP) is offered in 19 locations across Ontario. 

Please contact Youth Gambling Awareness Program Youth Outreach Worker Steve Keller at 1-705-748-9622 to book a presentation or learn more about the program

 

For more information and links to the curriculum support packages you can visit the lead site at: www.ymcagta.org/gambling

 

Steve Keller
Youth Outreach Worker
Youth Gambling Awareness Program
(705) 748-9642 ext 228
steve_keller@ymca.ca

 

Related links & resources

 

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca

Responsible Gambling Council - Friends for Friends
http://www.responsiblegambling.org

 

 

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