Our free recreational programs and resources offer youth a constructive place to experience positive peer interaction while having fun and trying out new activities.

 

July & August Hours:
1PM - 5:30PM

OUR PROGRAMS

 

After School Program

Weekdays: 3PM - 5:30PM
Grades 6 - 8

Teen Program

Grades 9 - 12
Weekdays: 5:30PM - 9PM

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

LIFE SKILLS

WORKSHOP

Youth in our programs are taught key life skills that are often left out of school. These include topics such as money management, leadership and cooking within budget.

Our trained supervising staff are always present to provide guidance, mediate conflict, support youth during times of crisis or simply keep activities fun and interesting!  

TRAINED ON-SITE

STAFF

HOMEWORK

HELP

Both our staff and peer mentors are ready and able to provide help with homework to ensure that our youth get the most out of their education! 

DAILY HEALTHY

FOOD

We always provide our youth with free healthy snacks and meals. 

JOB SEARCH

ASSISTANCE

We help connect our youth with FORT-exclusive volunteer opportunities, build their resume and conduct mock-interviews so they can put their best foot forward when entering the workforce!

RESUME

HELP

We're always there to help out our youth when building a resume. We walk them through getting experience, layout and wording to ensure they represent themselves professionally.

MUSICAL

INSTRUMENTS

All of our centres are equipped with pianos, guitars, ukuleles and microphones youth are free to use. Once a week, we also offer free music lessons for those interested.

EMERGENCY

SERVICES

In times of crisis, the FORT is able to provide youth with fast and free access to a variety of resources (which can be seen below), as well as trained, supportive staff and emergency kits.

VOLUNTEER

OPPORTUNITIES

We connect our youth with FORT-exclusive opportunities such as Special Olympics and cooking for the Salvation Army to gain experience and achieve their volunteer hours for graduation!

FIELD

TRIPS

A few times a year, we take our youth on free and exciting field trips!

 

Free Professional Counselling

Life Skills Workshops

RESOURCES

Confidential Supportive Conversation

On-Site Resource Library

Social Services Referral

Guidance in Making Healthy Choices

 

Emergency Shelter & Housing Support Services

Job Search

Assistance

Emergency Meals & Clothing

Professional Mental Health Counselling

The FORT understands that today’s youth face many different challenges as they grow. Stress, peer pressure, and difficulties at home or at school can take a heavy toll on a teenager. While the FORT provides a safe, comforting place to help teens deal with their problems, sometimes professional help is needed, and the FORT is there to provide it.

The FORT is able to offer any youth who may need it access to a professional psychologist at no cost. The FORT is dedicated to ensuring youth get the help they need when they need it. We are able to provide teens with care and attention in as little as a few days, and ensure they are connected with a trained professional who can help guide them. As with all programs at the FORT, this service is provided free of charge!