Education and Youth Support
Ontario Ministry of Education Online Learning for Elementary and Secondary Students
Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home.
Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)
The first few years in Canada can be difficult and particularly challenging to navigate the Canadian education system. The Settlement Education Partnership in Toronto (SEPT) is a partnership between Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), (TDSB) and (TCDSB). SEPT provides a program called Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) and CultureLink is one of the agencies that provides services in the south-west area of Toronto.
SWIS Program workers support newcomer families in accessing free government and community resources in the area, including; English language, employment and immigration support, children, youth, and senior services. Families and youth work with CultureLink Staff to create group sessions for newcomers! SWIS are located in over 40 schools in Toronto and CultureLink delivers SWIS in Cluster 5 as a part of Settlement and Education Partnerships in Toronto (SEPT).
For more information please contact: Shelina Rangwala, SWIS Worker Program Tel. 416 588 6288 email: email@example.com
After School Programs and Tutoring Support
TDSB Mental Health Support
The TDSB is helping support students’ mental health during the return to school, this includes changing routines, separation anxiety, and the social and emotional challenges of the new school year. For more information on mental health support for TDSB students visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Mental-Health-Well-being
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
Tynker: Coding for Kids
Tynker is an educational programming platform aimed at teaching children how to make games and programs.
8000+ video chat classes for K-12 science, art, mindfulness, english, social studies, life skills, and more!
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Classes in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
Stay, Play & Learn at Home
Free, high-quality recreation, active living, arts and culture activities for all ages to enjoy while staying, playing, and learning at home. Sort by audience for different target age groups – many activities are for everyone.
Arts at Home
Arts@Home brings Toronto’s arts sector together for you—delivered straight to your home. Many of Toronto’s leading arts organizations are reaching beyond traditional practice to come together and freely share digital content that bring the arts home for you.
Virtual School Day
Over 100 free live K-12 classes available all day long intended to help parents fill their children’s day with enriched learning. Some popular classes are “Intro to Spanish for Kids”, “Coolest Women in History”, “Java Programming Basics”, and “The Story of Your Favourite Fairy Tales”.
YMCA Fitness and Fun Classes
60 free online workout classes & free online programs for kids. Here: https://ymca360.org
Polycultural Virtual Arts and Crafts Classes for Kids
For children between 6-13 years old, arts and crafts classes are available every Thursday with us by contacting 416-261-4901 ext. 3221 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs and Resources for Newcomer Families
This website lists helpful information, resources, workshops and programs for newcomer parents, children and youth.
Kids At Home – Kids Up Front
As kids gear up to head back to school, Kids at Home has something for all interests! Craft your own back to school supplies or enjoy a new take on space with creative art projects. Discover a new favourite story with Unite for Literacy’s collection of narrated storybooks. Learn how to practice self-care in turbulent times with a month-long calendar.
Homework Help Program
A virtual drop-in program offering personalized homework support for all students between JK and Grade 7. This program is designed specifically for children currently attending virtual school who require some extra support with their subjects in a small-scale environment. Online via Zoom, please note you must register in order to receive the Zoom password. Monday to Friday, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. (students may drop-in at any time). To register and receive Zoom password: Please email Tyheriah at email@example.com
After School Programs and Tutoring Support