Family & Community Benefits

Are you interested in the idea of camping but don’t know where to start? Saskatchewan Parks and our Learn to Camp program can help!

Three ways to learn:Choose an overnight experience at one of three participating parks! We supply all of the camping equipment you will need. You supply your own food, bedding, and personal items (clothing, toiletries, etc).

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) describes a community-based road safety program that aims to make a child’s journey to and from school safer. It may also encompass other goals such as reducing child pedestrian injuries, promoting safety, creating a cleaner environment by reducing traffic congestion, and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

The Sisters in Action program provides an opportunity to young Muslim women to engage in social recreational activities, sports and opportunities to develop skills through mentorship. 

The Global Roots Garden is an  intergenerational project in partnership with The Stop Community Food Centre  to learn gardening, cooking and environmental skills.  Youth work with senior newcomers to grow their own community gardens and harvest the vegetables too! Participants also get to learn about nutrition, and get to share healthy recipes and recipes of different cultural origins.

NEAT (Newcomers Explore and Appreciate Toronto) is a very unique program designed to help immigrants/convention refugees to gain hands-on experience in Event Planning. Newcomers are matched with experienced mentors for a period of 4-6 months and work as a team to research, plan and execute free guided tours that are open to the community.

The Wintegration Club creates opportunities for newcomers to enjoy our coldest season, with fun, free and healthy outdoor recreation activities. As one participant told us last year, “Wintegration Club was really joyful and helpful to me and to my family. We, as newcomers, enjoy the events in spite of having such cold weather. In fact I managed to feel the beauty of winter! I never forget the friendly communication between the different groups, amazing activities (esp.

Family, Fun, and Fit provides an opportunity for physical exercise and recreational activities that participants may otherwise be unable to afford, or are unable to access due to language barriers or unfamiliarity with the community. Family, Fun, and Fit strives to support families that are in transition and who may be recovering from past experiences of torture and trauma by promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging family participation.

BUILDING INCREDIBLE BABIES (BIB) is a postnatal group that is was developed with the new mother in mind. Build confidence in your ability to parent and have fun while you are at it. We meet as a group and discuss a variety of parenting issues covering topics that you want to talk about.

CHANCES (Caring, Helping, And Nurturing, Children Every Step) exists to provide a range of child development and parent support services to children from 0-11 years and their families, particularly those experiencing additional life challenges. In the provision of a range of comprehensive programs and services. CHANCES Inc. exists to contribute to the wellbeing of children from 0-11 years and their families, particularly those experiencing additional life challenges.

Looking for some cool family fun? Skating sessions at Cloverdale Arena from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4. “Arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an old-fashioned pond. This is an event the whole family can enjoy!”

As is Christmas tradition the Cloverdale Arena will be transformed into the Winter Ice Palace over the winter school break. This is a very popular event that the whole family can enjoy.