Beverley Heights After School Arts Based Program

Organization Sponsor: Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services

Organization Partner: Toronto District School Board


Program Description

Doorsteps After School Programs provide a safe space where children can grow and learn after school.

This program is an arts based program that operates 5 days per week 3:00 to 7:00. Each day students are given a healthy snack; one which follows the Canada food guide. Right after snack they are required to complete their homework. Doorsteps provides tutors and trained staff to assist students with their homework. After homework, participants spend some time in structured physical activities. Two days per week, students spend the last hour of the program in arts based activities. The BHASP is infused with painting.

Toronto District School Board Beyond 3:30 
Toronto Foundation for Student Success
Frontier College
Arts for Children and Youth

Program Approximate Cost: 

Most programs free, minimal fees for others (may be waived)

Funding Sources: 

United Way, City of Toronto

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Non Profit; Registered Charity; United Way Categorized under Community Development Groups.

Impact Of Program: 

Mission • Creating community defined programs and services with the Black Creek community

 Vision • A strong community where all people enjoy the highest quality of life.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services, with offices on Daystrom Dr., Falstaff Ave. and Chalkfarm Dr., helps provide social support and direction for individuals who are unemployed or under-employed, aids newcomers to Canada, and offers recreational programs for children. The agency also offers information on healthy lifestyles as well as developing volunteer opportunities to provide work experience.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Doorsteps Neighborhood Services are about Community Development, Community Education, Prevention, Enhancing Resiliency.

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