Ontario is providing opportunities for children and youth in Ottawa-Vanier to participate in sport, recreation and active living programs after school to help build self-esteem, promote success in school and boost wellbeing.
Today, MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers announced that 5 organizations in Ottawa-Vanier will receive a total of $251,000 as part of Ontario's After School Program. The program gets students moving through activities like soccer, basketball or dance, teaches healthy eating habits and promotes relationship building.
This year, more than 21,000 children and youth will participate in programs at over 400 locations across the province. The funding will help children and youth gain confidence, have fun and achieve more in school.
Investing in sport, recreation and active living in communities across the province is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“Ontario’s After School Program plays a key role in keeping our children healthy and active, while developing confidence and learning skills that will empower them to succeed as they grow up. I am inspired by the organizers, providers and leaders of the many After School Programs for delivering this important program and making a difference in the lives of young people across the province.”
— Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
“It is important that children and youth have the opportunity to participate in activities that will keep them active, learn about healthy living and achieve more at school. Thanks to the government’s investment through Ontario’s After School Program, children in the Ottawa-Vanier community will have an opportunity to participate in safe and fun after school programming.”
— Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP for Ottawa-Vanier
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